Neurosurgery is one of the most sensitive types of surgery, and neurosurgeons are required to use the utmost care when performing these procedures. If you have suffered injuries resulting from neurosurgery, an experienced Syracuse surgical error attorney can help you determine your next steps. At DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers, we are dedicated to holding negligent medical professionals accountable for the harm that they cause. We can meticulously review your case and help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
Neurosurgery is the surgical specialization that treats diseases and disorders of the brain, nervous system, and spinal cord. It is a broad category that includes brain surgery. Brain tumors, subdural hematomas, strokes, and spinal cord trauma are among the conditions often treated with neurosurgery. All neurosurgery carries risks, but in some cases, a neurosurgeon’s negligence is a cause of preventable harm.
While many neurosurgery errors take place in the operating room, these errors also take place in regular offices when doctors are trying to diagnose and treat medical issues. Patients can suffer serious and even deadly injuries when neurosurgeons make certain medical errors, such as:
- A missed or delayed diagnosis (i.e., a missed brain tumor);
- Damage to brain tissue;
- Damage to the blood vessel in the brain, resulting in stroke or bleeding;
- Damage to major sense organs such as the eye;
- Failure to detect increased cranial pressure;
- Failure to identify and treat infections;
- Failure to detect hematomas after surgery;
- Failure to get informed consent;
- Failure to monitor the patient.
Medical malpractice occurs during neurosurgery when a surgeon or other medical professional causes injuries because he or she provides treatment that falls below the standard of care that a reasonably prudent doctor in the same specialty would have provided in the same or similar circumstances. In other words, the neurosurgeon’s conduct fell below that of a reasonably prudent neurosurgeon performing the same procedure, which ultimately caused harm to the patient.
Since neurosurgery involves such delicate parts of the body, neurosurgery errors can lead to devastating harm. The results can range from pain, permanent brain damage, and blurred or lost vision to paralysis, coma, and even death. Those who survive a neurosurgery error may have to deal with a lifetime of costly treatment to deal with their injuries. Under New York law, victims of malpractice can typically recover compensation for medical bills, rehabilitation costs, costs of future care, therapy costs, disability, and any other expenses associated with the medical injury.
Neurosurgery errors can have serious and even lifelong consequences for a patient. If you have been injured or have lost a loved one due to something that happened during neurosurgery, we may be able to help. At DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers, our seasoned Syracuse surgical error attorneys are committed to helping victims of neurosurgery malpractice recover the compensation they need to deal with the adverse health consequences they suffered. You can trust that we can help you understand your legal rights and options. To learn more, call us at 315-479-9000 or contact us online.
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