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Neurosurgery Malpractice

Neurosurgery malpractice occurs when a neurosurgeon fails to provide proper care and treatment to patients, resulting in harm and damages. Neurosurgeons specialize in diagnosing and treating disorders of the brain, spine, and nervous system. When they make errors due to negligence, the consequences can be life-altering.

If you’ve suffered harm due to a neurosurgeon’s negligence in Syracuse, or anywhere in the State of New York, you may be a victim of neurosurgery malpractice and can be entitled to financial compensation for your losses.

Syracuse Neurosurgery Malpractice Attorneys Fighting for Your Rights

If you or a loved one have suffered injuries due to the negligence of a neurosurgeon, the Porter Law Group is here to help. Our experienced Syracuse medical malpractice lawyers are dedicated to holding negligent medical professionals accountable and securing the compensation our clients deserve. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that neurosurgery malpractice can take on victims and their families. And we are committed to providing compassionate legal representation. 

Call 833-PORTER9 or email us at info@porterlawteam.com to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation today. 

What is Neurosurgery Malpractice?

Neurosurgery malpractice occurs when a neurosurgeon fails to abide by the acceptable standards of professional care during treatment, resulting in injury or even death of the patient. It can occur in various forms, such as misdiagnosis, surgical errors, improper medication, and failure to properly monitor a patient. Some more specific examples include:

  • Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis of brain tumors, aneurysms, or other neurological conditions
  • Surgical errors during brain or spinal surgery, such as damaging nearby structures or leaving foreign objects in the body
  • Improper use of anesthesia or medication, leading to brain damage or other complications
  • Failure to properly monitor a patient's condition before, during, or after surgery

What Injuries Result From Neurosurgery Malpractice?

Neurosurgery malpractice can result in severe and life-altering injuries, such as:

  • Brain damage
  • Paralysis or loss of limb function
  • Stroke
  • Seizures
  • Nerve damage
  • Cognitive impairments
  • Death

What Type of Damages Can I Recover as a Victim of Neurosurgery Malpractice?

If you’ve been a victim of neurosurgery malpractice, you may be entitled to compensation for the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Permanent disability
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Emotional trauma
  • Wrongful death

A 2020 study revealed that about 20% of all neurosurgeons are involved in medical malpractice cases annually. The same study reports that the average financial indemnity paid to malpractice victims is around $439,146. While this amount may seem substantial, considering that the consequences of neurological damage can be paralysis and cognitive impairments, it might not even be sufficient. 

Hospitals and doctors have malpractice insurance coverage, and insurance companies will often try to get you to settle for the least amount possible. Do not allow yourself to be short-changed. Contact The Porter Law Group for a free case evaluation today, and let us do the negotiations and litigation for you. 

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How Are Neurosurgery Malpractice Cases Decided?

To successfully recover compensation for a neurosurgery malpractice case, you need to be able to demonstrate the following:

  • There was a professional duty of care owed to you by the neurosurgeon
  • There was a failure to enact this professional duty of care
  • This failure resulted in injuries
  • You have suffered damages

Neurosurgery is an inherently risky procedure, so mere allegations of malpractice after showing that you have been injured is not enough to recover financial compensation. You will need a medical expert who can examine your case, and testify on your behalf about the veracity of your malpractice claim. 

The Porter Law Group works with board-certified medical experts in various fields. We can connect you with the appropriate professionals who can help investigate your condition, to see if you were indeed a victim of a neurosurgeon’s negligence. 

There are also many other factors to consider in suing for neurosurgery malpractice:

  • The daunting heap of documentary requirements for lawsuits in New York State; 
  • The gathering of evidence, investigations, witnesses, and many more; 
  • Awareness of the statute of limitations within which you are allowed to file your medical malpractice claim;
  • High possibility of negotiation with the insurance companies. 

Being injured, or taking care of an injured family member is enough trouble. Focus on recovery, and let the experienced medical malpractice lawyers of the Porter Law Group handle these complex matters. 

We have recovered millions of dollars* in financial compensation for medical malpractice victims all over New York. As such, we stand ready to put our skills and resources to work and get you and your family the financial compensation you deserve. 

Contact a Syracuse Neurosurgery Malpractice Lawyer Today

If you suspect that you or a loved one were a victim of neurosurgery malpractice, it is crucial to seek legal help as soon as possible. The Porter Law Group has the knowledge, experience, and resources to investigate your case, gather evidence, and fight for your rights.

Call us at 833-PORTER9 or email us at info@porterlawteam.com to schedule a free consultation with one of our dedicated Syracuse medical malpractice attorneys. Let us help you hold negligent neurosurgeons accountable and secure the justice and compensation you deserve. 

*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome

Last Updated on May 31, 2024 by Michael S. Porter
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