What You Can Do If You Are A Victim of Neurosurgeon Malpractice.
Neurosurgeons have the important role of diagnosing and treating a variety of injuries involving the brain, spinal cord and nervous system. Because diagnosis and proper treatment are critical for most neurological disorders, it is important that a neurosurgeon provides the best treatment possible. At The Law Offices of Gerald J. Noonan, our legal counsel understands how serious complications arising from neurosurgeon malpractice can be and know what it takes to make sure that your case resolves in the best possible manner.
Common Conditions Treated by Neurosurgeons
Neurosurgeons are capable of assisting with a large number of complicated medical conditions, but some of the most common ailments treated by these physicians include the following:
- Degenerative disorders: Conditions like ALS, dementia, and Huntington’s disease involve the decline of cognitive function. Often, the decrease of physical ability caused by these diseases can result in people needing the assistance of alternative care.
- Developmental disorders: These conditions, which involve the brain and spine, can significantly disrupt a person’s life. Fortunately, neurosurgeons are capable of diagnosing and treating these conditions.
- Infections: Bacterial infections, fungi, parasites, and viruses can travel to a person’s brain and cause serious damage if they are left undiagnosed and untreated.
- Neurological disorders: People who suffer from conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, and other medical conditions can be treated by neurosurgeons.
- Spinal injuries: Neurosurgeons treat injuries to the spine including bone spurs, broken vertebrae, herniated discs, and spinal compression fractures.
- Strokes and aneurysms: Neurosurgeons can recognize the various conditions associated with an aneurysm or stroke.
- Traumatic brain injuries: A large number of brain injuries are not noticed or promptly treated.
- Tumors: Neurosurgeons are capable of locating tumors as well as deciding whether these masses contain cancerous or benign tissue.
Common Ways Medical Malpractice Occurs
Some of the most common ways in which patients can be harmed by neurosurgeons include the following:
- A neurosurgeon fails to order proper diagnostic testing.
- Lack of a qualified neurosurgeon to diagnose and treat a patient’s condition. In the event of things like a stroke or traumatic brain injury, it is vital that a patient receives the care of a neurosurgeon. In these cases, however, it is not the neurosurgeon who is negligent, but the hospital administration.
- Misreading test results is a common occurrence because there are many rare diseases for which test results must be read carefully to detect.
- Surgical errors including a neurosurgeon cutting in the wrong location or leaving surgical instruments inside of a patient’s body.
Speak with a Seasoned Neurosurgeon Medical Malpractice Attorney Today for Assistance with Your Case
Medical malpractice cases are often quite complicated and require the assistance of seasoned medical malpractice attorneys to avoid the numerous obstacles that can arise. If you have been impacted by medical malpractice, there are various types of compensation available to you. At The Law Offices of Gerald J. Noonan, our legal counsel has the experience necessary to make sure that your case resolves in a positive manner. Contact our law office today to schedule an initial free consultation.
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