There are few injuries worse than neurological ones, and if you sustained a serious neurological injury at the hands of a negligent medical professional, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation. Fortunately, we have been helping the wrongly injured for years, and we are ready to help you, too. Please read on and reach out to our experienced New York medical malpractice attorney to learn more about neurological injuries and how we can help you recover the compensation you need. Here are some of the questions you may have about the legal process going forward:
What areas can be affected by neurological injuries?
The two primary areas affected by neurological injuries are the brain and the spinal cord. The brain, as you may know, processes stimuli and tells the body how to react. If the brain is harmed due to medical malpractice, it may not interpret that stimuli, such as sounds, smells, sights, tastes, and touch, properly. On the other hand, the spinal cord extends from the brain down the length of the spine, passing electrical impulses through nerves, transmitting commands from the brain, allowing people to effectively walk, jump, run, and move in general.
What are some examples of medical malpractice?
There are various ways in which a neurologist or medical team can behave negligently and damage neurological function. Some of the most common are as follows:
- Nurses, technicians, or EMTs neglecting to report neurological conditions
- Failing to diagnose or treat injuries sustained in back surgery
- A negligent act during childbirth causing an injury to the child’s brain or spinal column
- Neglecting to promptly treat a spinal cord injury
- Failing to promptly treat a brain injury
- Failing to treat brain swelling after an injury
- Hypoxic brain injuries
- Failing to diagnose brain, spinal cord, or nerve injuries
How do I sue for medical malpractice?
To sue a medical professional for malpractice, you will have to prove that you were under that person’s treatment, that they diverted from standard procedure, and that you were harmed because of it, sustaining serious injuries as a result. This can be far more complicated than you may imagine, so it is critical you retain the legal assistance of an experienced medical malpractice attorney before proceeding.
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.