In some cases, neurological injuries are simply unavoidable. However, there are also times where these injuries are directly caused by a negligent medical professional. This is unacceptable, and unfortunately, these injuries can often affect an individual for the rest of his or her life, as neurological injuries frequently affect the spinal cord and brain. If you or your loved one has sustained a neurological injury because of a medical professional’s negligence, you must read on and reach out to our experienced New York City medical malpractice attorney to learn more about how we can help.
What happens when someone sustains a neurological injury?
When someone’s brain or spinal cord is damaged, it is considered a neurological injury. As you may know, the spinal cord extends from the brain and down the spine. A functioning spinal cord allows us to control our movements. However, when a spinal cord is damaged, this ability is impaired. Brains, on the other hand, are responsible for responding to stimuli, and when a brain is damaged, this ability is also impaired. Rather obviously, a neurological injury can drastically affect an individual, and when these injuries are wrongfully sustained, that person will most likely have a valid medical malpractice claim.
What are some examples of medical malpractice?
There are various ways in which neurologists can commit acts of medical malpractice. Some of the most common types of medical malpractice are as follows:
- Nurses or EMTs neglecting to report neurological conditions, of symptoms of such conditions
- Medical professionals conducting themselves negligently during childbirth, thereby causing harm to a child
- Failing to treat a spinal cord or brain injury
- Failing to notice, test for, or treat brain swelling after a patient sustained an injury
- Failing to detect or diagnose injuries sustained during back surgery
- Hypoxic brain injuries
How do I know if I have a valid medical malpractice claim?
To win a medical malpractice claim, you will have to hire an experienced New York City medical malpractice attorney who can gather and present evidence to prove that your medical professional owed you a duty of care, breached that duty of care, and as a result, you sustained serious injuries and incurred significant damages as a result. These cases are not always easy, but our firm has helped victims of malpractice for years, and we are ready to do the same for you. Give us a call today so we can get started.
Contact our experienced New York City firm
At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice and personal injury claims process. Our firm understands how traumatic it can be when you become a victim of negligence. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to help you recover a maximum compensation award. Contact our firm today.