Neurological injuries mainly consist of injuries to the brain and spine. Such injuries can significantly hinder one’s ability to breathe, blink, walk, and talk; they are also associated with many other economic and non-economic damages. Follow along to find out how one of the proficient New York City neurological injuries attorneys at Mark L. Bodner, P.C. can help you assess whether you have a medical malpractice claim on your hands.
What is considered medical malpractice in neurological injuries?
If you have been the victim of a neurological injury, you must turn to immediate medical care. This is because timely medical support is crucial. Unfortunately, your neurological injury may be perpetuated, or may even turn fatal, if the medical professionals attending to you are acting negligently. This is because competent medical support is equally crucial. Examples of medical malpractice in neurological injuries include, but are not limited to, the following:
- The medical professionals failed to diagnose your brain, spinal cord, or nerve injury competently or in a timely manner.
- The medical professionals failed to treat your brain, spinal cord, or nerve injury competently or in a timely manner.
- The medical professionals failed to address surgical errors in the spine (i.e., laminectomies) in a timely manner.
- The medical professionals failed to address birth injuries to the brain and spine in a timely manner.
- The medical professionals failed to address a lack of oxygen to the brain (i.e., hypoxic brain injury) in a timely manner.
- The nurses, technicians, or EMTs failed to report your neurological conditions to a doctor competently or in a timely manner.
How can I determine whether I have a malpractice case?
Understandably so, you may consider taking legal action against a medical professional or institution for the damages you incurred from your neurological injury. When determining whether you have a valid malpractice case, you may want to ask yourself the following questions:
- Were you the official patient of a certain medical professional who owed you a duty of care?
- Did this medical professional fail to treat your neurological injury competently or timely?
- Did this medical professional overall breach their duty of care by going against the standards of practice established by their peers?
- Would a reasonable medical professional have easily avoided these medical complications?
- Did you suffer a more serious form of neurological injury as a result of your medical complications?
- Did you suffer economic and non-economic damages as a result of your medical complications?
If the answers to the above questions are a unanimous “yes,” then you must proceed forward in your fight for monetary compensation and overall justice. All in all, this determination may be made easier with sound legal advisement from a talented New York City medical malpractice attorney. Contact our firm as soon as you possibly can.