What You Need to Know About Neurological Injuries in NYS

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Neurological injuries are among the most serious an individual can sustain. If you or a loved one has sustained a neurological injury at the hands of a negligent medical professional, there is a very good chance you are now seeking financial compensation. While compensation may not fix everything, it can help those who have been wrongfully harmed get their lives back on track once again. Please continue reading and reach out to our knowledgeable New York City medical malpractice attorney to learn more about neurological injuries and what our firm can do for you.

What effect does a neurological injury have on a person?

There are two main areas that a neurological injury can affect: the spinal cord and the brain. The spinal cord extends from the brain and down the spine, and when it is functioning properly, it allows people to control their movements, such as walking, running, and any other movement you can think of. That being said, the brain, on the other hand, interprets stimuli and gives us the ability to hear, smell, taste, see, and more. Rather obviously, if either the brain or the spinal cord are harmed in an incident of medical malpractice, it can drastically affect someone’s life for years to come, if not permanently. This is unacceptable.

What does medical malpractice look like when it comes to neurological injuries?

Unfortunately, there are far more ways a neurologist and his or her team can behave negligently than we’d like to admit. Some of the most frequent types of medical malpractice we see are as follows:

  • Medical personnel, such as nurses or EMTs failing to notice or report neurological conditions
  • Not noticing, or failing to treat brain swelling after an injury
  • Hypoxic brain injuries
  • Not diagnosing injuries sustained during back surgery
  • Careless acts during childbirth causing harm to the child
  • Failing to timely treat a spinal cord or brain injury

Can I sue a neurologist for medical malpractice in New York City?

If you are looking to hold a medical professional accountable, you will have to hire an attorney who can demonstrate that you were the doctor’s patient, that he or she owed you a duty of care, diverted from the standard line of care, and that you were harmed and incurred significant damages as a result. If you have any additional questions, give our knowledgeable New York City medical malpractice attorney a call today. Our firm is here to help.

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.聽Contact our firm today.