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Brain Injury After Shunt Failure


People who have had a traumatic brain injury or TBI, often have to have subsequent surgical procedures to help alleviate and prevent further swelling on the brain. In this case, there is often a shunt put into place in the recovering person’s brain, to drain any excessive cerebrospinal fluid. If there are complications, then there could be the issue of developing post-traumatic hydrocephalus or PTH. If a person develops PTH, this condition will severely hamper rehabilitation and a recovery after an accident that caused the TBI in the first place.

Additional Brain Injuries After a Shunt Failure Can Be Common Events

It is actually a common event that after a traumatic brain injury, a shunt is put into the brain to help continue to drain fluid from the brain to help normalize brain pressures. The problem is that with a TBI, a shunt can cause serious complications. Some of these shunt complications can increase the risk of dying too. If the shunt has a failure, then the person can have an obstruction and it is a serious complication.

Delayed Diagnosis After a Shunt Failure Is a Serious Event Post-Traumatic Brain Injury

If the person who has had an accident, followed by a traumatic brain injury, and a shunt was put in then has a shunt failure, this can be a serious event. For example, if a shunt fails, it can worsen the individual’s long-term outcomes for rehabilitation. Remember, after an accident, there can be a traumatic brain injury. A shunt is put into the person’s brain to ensure the brain is not going to continue to swell after the accident. If the shunt then fails, the individual can have other brain bleeding, swelling, and other complications that can cause serious injuries or even death, as a result of this type of complication.

Shunts are put into place to stay in the brain, not to fail. When a shunt fails, it is often at the cause of negligence by some party. That negligence can be the fault of the doctor or surgeon performing the surgery, the manufacturer of the shunt, the hospital staff who cared for you after the surgical procedure was performed, or from other parties directly responsible for your shunt failing after your brain surgical procedure. There is no reason for you to suffer in silence any longer. We can work with you and go over you case with you today, but only when you make the call to our law office to initiate your lawsuit on the merits of your claim.

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Can I Sue for Personal Injuries from a Brain Injury after a Shunt Failure?

Yes, we can sue for personal injuries from a brain injury after a shunt failure. If you have been injured by a shunt failing after a traumatic brain injury resulting from an accident, you need to call our Los Angeles case lawyers at our law firm right now. We can review your case with you, and can file a lawsuit on your behalf. You need to talk to our case attorneys in Los Angeles today, we are here you and can sue the wrongdoers and at-fault parties in this case.

What Is the Average Case Value of a Brain Injury After Shunt Failure?

The average case value of personal injuries from a brain injury after a shunt failure will be around $800,000 to over $2 million, depending on the injuries. Your final settlement will also depend on your state of disability after the shunt injury, and your estimated recovery before the shunt failure as well. These factors will be considered once the final settlement is being negotiated.

How Long Does It Take to Settle Get Paid on a Case for Personal Injuries from a Brain Injury Shunt Failure?

You will not want to close out and settle your case, until you have the final diagnosis for your condition. If you have to schedule another surgical procedure to amend and fix the damage to your brain from the failed shunt, you will want to settle your case after that surgery has been performed. You will also want to consider settling out your case when you have completed your first round of physical therapy if required. That way you can estimate how much more rehabilitation you will need in the future, to aid in your ongoing recovery. Because of these issues, you may be able to settle your case within 9 months to 1 year.

Statute Of Limitations – How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?

The statute of limitations in California for personal injury lawsuit filing is two years.

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When you call us for a free consultation, we can review your personal injuries from a brain injury after a shunt failure. Our free consultation is an easy call to arrange, and we are here to support you if this event has happened to you. Just call us today at the DTLA Law Group, we are here to help you.

References

Deng, H., Goldschmidt, E., Nwachuku, E., Yue, J. K., Angriman, F., Wei, Z., Agarwal, N., Puccio, A. M., & Okonkwo, D. O. (2021). Hydrocephalus and Cerebrospinal Fluid Analysis Following Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: Evaluation of a Prospective Cohort. Neurology International, 13(4), 527–534. https://doi.org/10.3390/neurolint13040052.

Sun, S., Zhou, H., Ding, Z. Z., & Shi, H. (2019). Risk Factors Associated with the Outcome of Post-Traumatic Hydrocephalus. Scandinavian Journal of Surgery: SJS: Official Organ for the Finnish Surgical Society and the Scandinavian Surgical Society, 108(3), 265–270. https://doi.org/10.1177/1457496918812210.


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