If you have been injured by a medical professional and have sustained neurological injuries, continue reading to discover how you can tell if you have a valid medical malpractice claim. Reach out to our dedicated New York City medical malpractice attorney to discover how we can assist you with your upcoming claim.
What happens when someone sustains a neurological injury?
Neurological injuries are typically divided into two categories: injuries that affect the brain and injuries that affect the spinal cord. The brain’s ability is impaired when the brain is damaged. This will include the ability to taste, smell, hear, see, and much more. This can drastically affect an individual’s quality of life.
The spinal cord allows people to control movements, allowing them to run, walk, and do other actions. The spinal cord extends from the brain down to the spine. When the spinal cord is damaged, the control of these movements will be impaired. You may have a valid medical malpractice claim if you have wrongfully sustained a neurological injury.
What are some examples of medical malpractice?
The most common examples of a neurologist committing medical malpractice include the following:
- Nurses or EMTs neglect to report neurological conditions or symptoms of such conditions
- Medical professionals conducting themselves negligently during childbirth, harming the child
- Failure to treat a spinal cord or brain injury
- Failure to notice, test for or treat brain swelling after an injury
- Hypoxic brain injuries
- Failing to detect or diagnose injuries sustained during back surgery
Do I have a valid medical malpractice claim?
You will have to prove that your medical professional owed you a duty of care and breached that duty of care to have a valid medical malpractice claim. This is why it is important to retain the services of an experienced New York City medical malpractice attorney who will work to collect evidence to support your claim. You and your attorney will have to prove that you sustained injuries and significant damages as a direct result of the neurologist’s negligence. Medical malpractice claims require aggressive legal action to recover the compensation you deserve.
To get started today, give our firm a call. Our legal team is prepared to fight for your right to compensation after being injured by a negligent medical professional. To learn more about our services and how we can assist you, pick up the phone today.
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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.