Neurosurgery Injury Claims Lawyer
Neurosurgeons are one of the most highly respected types of surgeons due to the complexity of their specialty. Working primarily with the brain and nervous system, they perform intricate and delicate procedures that require extensive education and training. While it is expected that there are high risks involved in many brain and nervous system treatments, mistakes or negligence is not a part of those risks. When errors are made in the field of neurosurgery, the patient can be greatly harmed and the person responsible should be held accountable.
The nervous system is unforgiving when it comes to damage and injury. Even with the many advances in medical technology and knowledge, the brain and nervous system are still an area with limited treatment for injuries. If damage occurs to the brain or nerves, it is almost always irreversible. The delicate nature of the nervous system is why neurosurgeons are held to such a high standard and must avoid any mistakes when performing neurosurgery.
Injuries Caused by Neurosurgery Errors
All surgeons have a duty of care to their patients. Surgeons are human and can make mistakes. Surgical errors are more common than most people realize, but often the error can be fixed and no harm is done. With neurosurgery, there is less room for error and a small slip can cause injuries that cannot be undone. Even a small error can cause:
- Brain damage causing cognitive or physical impairments
- Paralysis or numbness
- Chronic pain
- Respiratory, digestive or other system problems
When medical errors occur that impact your brain or nervous system, it can impact your quality of life, health and even your lifespan. If you or a loved one have been a victim of a neurosurgery injury, please contact our experienced medical malpractice team at Race Law Firm. You may be due compensation for your injuries.