In some cases, neurological injuries can be caused by a negligent medical professional. Neurological injuries are considered to be some of the most serious injuries an individual can sustain. If you have been wrongfully injured by a medical professional you put your trust in, you may be seeking financial compensation to get your life back on track. Continue reading to discover what happens when someone sustains a neurological injury, examples of medical malpractice, and how to know if you have a valid medical malpractice claim. Reach out to our knowledgeable New York City medical malpractice attorney to learn more about how we can assist your neurological injury medical malpractice claim.
What happens when someone sustains a neurological injury?
There are two types of neurological injuries that can occur: injuries that affect the brain and injuries that affect the spinal cord.
The brain interprets stimuli and gives us the ability to smell, taste, see, hear, and much more. When the brain is damaged, the brain’s ability is also impaired, which can drastically affect an individual’s quality of life.
The spinal cord extends from the brain down to the spine and allows people to control movements, allowing us to walk, run, and other movements. When the spinal cord is damaged, these abilities will be impaired. If you have wrongfully sustained a neurological injury, you may have a valid medical malpractice claim.
What are some examples of medical malpractice?
There are many ways a neurologist can commit an act of medical malpractice. Some of the most common examples of medical malpractice are as follows:
- Hypoxic brain injuries
- Failing to treat a spinal cord or brain injury
- Failing to notice, test for, or treat brain swelling after a patient sustained an injury
- Medical professionals conducting themselves negligently during childbirth, thereby causing harm to a child
- Failing to detect or diagnose injuries sustained during back surgery
- Nurses or EMTs neglecting to report neurological conditions, of symptoms of such conditions
Do I have a medical malpractice claim?
With the assistance of an experienced New York City medical malpractice attorney, you will have to prove that your medical professional owed you a duty of care and breached that duty of care by providing evidence. Your attorney will work to recover this evidence and prepare it for court. You will also have to prove that you sustained injuries and significant damages as a direct result of this act of negligence. These cases require aggressive legal action to achieve the compensation you deserve. Give our firm a call today to get started. We have assisted victims of malpractice for years and we are ready to take on your case.
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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.