What Constitutes Neurological Malpractice in New York City?

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Unfortunately, it’s not entirely uncommon for surgeons and other physicians to make mistakes and cause neurological injuries as a result. Our legal team is significantly experienced in representing victims of malpractice, and we’re here to effectively represent you as well. Read on and speak with our seasoned New York City medical malpractice attorney to learn more about cases of neurological malpractice and how our legal team can help if you’re a victim. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How is neurological malpractice defined?

When a neurologist has a patient and breaches his or her duty of care to the patient by taking an action (or inaction) that another reasonable neurologist would not have, injuring the patient as a result, they most likely committed an act of neurological malpractice. Just some of the most common examples of neurological malpractice are as follows:

  • Failing to notice signs of neurological conditions
  • Failing to report signs of neurological conditions
  • Failing to treat injuries sustained during surgery
  • Failing to detect or treat brain swelling after an injury
  • Hypoxic brain injuries
  • Mistakes during childbirth, leading to brain or spinal cord injuries

If you or a loved one has sustained a brain or spinal cord injury because of a careless medical professional, you should understand that you’re likely entitled to financial compensation. This compensation can help improve your quality of life after sustaining such an injury.

Do I need a medical malpractice attorney?

After being harmed by a medical professional, the most important thing you can do (after getting medical treatment to help with your injury) is retain the services of a competent medical malpractice attorney. Without a dedicated legal team in your corner, you run the risk of losing out on the compensation to which you’re entitled. Don’t jeopardize your case by trying to go it alone. Our firm has in-depth knowledge of medical malpractice claims, and how medical professionals often try to combat these accusations, and we can put that experience to work for you.

How long do I have to file a medical malpractice claim?

In New York, you’re required to bring your medical malpractice claim within 2.5 years of the date the act of malpractice happened. We recommend speaking with an attorney as soon as you can, for the longer you wait, the harder it may become for you to prove your case.


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