Advancements in medicine have made brain and spinal surgeries safer than ever before. But there are still serious risks involved, and not every neurosurgeon performs at an optimal level. If you or someone you love has sustained serious injury at the hands of a careless physician, it’s important to speak with an attorney who understands the complex area of neurosurgery malpractice. You’ll find that attorney at De Caro & Kaplen, LLP.
What is a Neurosurgeon?
A neurosurgeon is a physician who is specially trained in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the central and peripheral nervous systems. This type of medical professional may see patients for conditions such as:
- Degenerative diseases of the spine
- Brain or spinal infections
- Hydrocephalus and shunt revisions
- Strokes, brain hemorrhages, aneurysms, and other neuromuscular disorders
- Tumors involving the brain, spinal cord, nerves, skull, or spine
- Nerve injuries and nerve compression
- Traumatic injuries to the brain, spinal cord, bones of the spine, nerves, and skull.
Because their discipline is so complex, neurosurgeons must undergo intensive education and training. In fact, seven to ten years of training after medical school is not unusual in this profession.
Events That Lead to Neurosurgery Malpractice Claims
Proper medical care begins with knowing exactly what’s wrong with a patient. One common cause of neurosurgical malpractice is improper diagnosis, which can result when a doctor fails to perform the appropriate diagnostic studies or fails to properly interpret test results.
Surgical errors in the operating room can also be the cause of neurosurgical malpractice claims. Often, inexperienced neurosurgical residents are allowed to perform difficult procedures, in conjunction with improper supervision by senior staff, leading to surgical errors. One tragic outcome of this situation is serious and permanent brain damage.
Hire an Attorney Knowledgeable in Brain Injury Law
With over 35 years of experience in prosecuting claims of medical malpractice, our New York attorneys stand up for victims of medical error. Our partners, Shana De Caro & Michael Kaplen, understand the lifelong consequences that a traumatic spine or brain injury can bring. In fact, our firm focuses its practice on representing victims of brain trauma, and is proud to be listed as Preferred Attorneys by the Brain Injury Association of America.
When you hire De Caro & Kaplen, LLP, you’ll work directly with Shana or Michael, who limit their caseloads in order to give you plenty of personal attention. This client-first approach has literally “paid off” over the years. Our clients have received significant settlements under our representation—including many in the multi-million dollar range.
Our book, Brain Injury: A Guide to Your Legal Rights, covers all aspects of brain injury, including signs and symptoms, communicating with your doctor, selecting legal representation, and financial planning options. Contact us today to get your complimentary copy.
Time May Be Running Out on Your Ability to File a Claim
New York has specific laws that limit the amount of time you have to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Take the first step to protect your legal rights by contacting our neurosurgery malpractice attorneys today.
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