Can I Sue a Doctor For a Neurological Injury?
Posted March 24th, 2023.
When people sustain neurological injuries, the entire course of their life may be altered, which is why our firm is dedicated to helping all victims of medical malpractice recover the financial compensation they deserve and need to retain their quality of life. If you are someone who has recently been a victim of medical malpractice and sustained a neurological injury as a result, you should continue reading and speak with our experienced Cherry Hill medical malpractice attorney to learn more about how we can help you through the legal process going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How does a neurological injury affect the body and brain?
Neurological injuries primarily affect both the brain and the spinal cord. The human brain is in charge of processing stimuli, or our surroundings, and sending signals to the rest of the body on how to react to that stimuli. If you sustained a serious brain injury in an incident of medical malpractice, you may have your ability to hear, smell, see, taste, or touch severely impaired. The spinal cord, is also extremely important, as it passes electrical impulses through our nerves, and essentially serves the purpose of allowing us to run, jump, walk, and carry out basic daily functions.
What does medical malpractice look like?
Medical malpractice comes in many forms, however, when it comes to brain and spinal cord injuries, the most frequent types of negligence our firm sees can include the following:
- Neglecting to treat brain swelling after an injury
- Patients sustaining hypoxic brain injuries
- Neglecting to diagnose brain, spinal cord, or nerve injuries
- Medical professionals behaving negligently during childbirth causing injuries such as cerebral palsy or Erb’s palsy.
- Failing to treat a spinal cord injury in a timely fashion
- Technicians, nurses, or EMTs disregarding or failing to report neurological conditions
- Neglecting to diagnose or treat injuries sustained during back surgery
- Failing to treat a brain injury in a timely fashion
How do I sue a New Jersey physician for medical malpractice?
If you are looking to file a medical malpractice lawsuit, you will need an experienced attorney on your side, as these lawsuits are notoriously difficult to win. Your attorney will first have to prove that you were the doctor’s patient, and that the doctor owed you a duty of care. From here, you must prove that the doctor breached that duty of care, harming you, and causing you to sustain serious economic damages as a result.