Lawyer For Neurosurgery Malpractice In Florida
Neurosurgeons are doctors specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions involving the central and peripheral nervous system. This includes congenital abnormalities, tumors, vascular disorders, infections and degenerative diseases of the brain & spine. The education and training involved to become a neurosurgeon is some of the most stringent in the entire medical industry, and these doctors are held in exceptionally high regard.
Despite the stringent training and high level of qualifications required for neurosurgeons, there are times when mistakes are made and unnecessary suffering or death occurs. While the physical and emotional effects of neurosurgeon malpractice are generally irreversible, receiving just compensation can help to ease the financial burden and make caring for victims of malpractice easier.
Having an experienced malpractice attorney specializing in Florida neurosurgery malpractice can be the difference between receiving the financial compensation you deserve or being forced to endure undue hardship for the foreseeable future.
Types of Neurosurgical MalpracticeThere are very few neurosurgeons throughout the world, with only approximately 4000 currently practicing in the United States. This is largely due to the fact that neurosurgery is delicate work, requiring intense detail and precision. It is very easy to make a mistake, which can have life altering consequences for the patient, such as paralyzation or other long term disabilities. Because of this, neurosurgeons are careful in choosing which cases to accept and also do their best to avoid risk in order to avoid malpractice lawsuits. Despite all of this caution, there are times when mistakes occur as a result of honest accidents or irresponsible negligence on the part of neurosurgeons.
One of the most common types of malpractice in neurosurgery is when brain bleeding occurs that is difficult or impossible to stop. This type of uncontrolled bleeding can result in additional injuries or even death. Another is when there is an infection in the brain as a result of poor medical higense on the part of the surgeon and/or their staff. These infections can result in swelling, nerve damage or other types of brain injury that can cause permanent disabilities or death for the patient.
Other types of related neurosurgical malpractice are instances where there was a physical mistake made during the procedure by the neurosurgeon. A common instance of this is when an erroneous cut is made in the brain or spinal cord area that results in nerve damage or paralysis. Another example is when an unneeded surgical procedure occurs, or the patients symptoms were misdiagnosed. These can result in irreversible brain damage, crippling the patient for the rest of their lives.
Neurosurgery Medical Malpractice Claims
As mentioned previously, a successful malpractice lawsuit won’t be able to reverse the physical and emotional damage to victims and their families. However, winning a malpractice case can help families receive the compensation they need to handle the usually lifelong disabilities and medical care required. Some of these costs can be quite substantial and place a significant burden on the victim and their family if left to handle on their own.
Compensation can include the covering of current and future medical bills incurred as a result of the malpractice, as well as any medical equipment required. In addition, it can include monetary compensation due to wages lost as a result of being unable to work, or working at a reduced capacity or capability as a result of disabilities incurred from the malpractice.
In addition to the relatively straightforward compensation described above, there are other types of compensation which can be sought out by victims and their families. Monetary compensation to cover the lost quality of life resulting from malpractice is commonly sought after, even though the exact number can be difficult to quantify and will vary depending on the victims circumstances. Loss of consortium claims are commonly sought as well, which seeks monetary compensation to cover activities the injured party is no longer able to do, such as taking their dog for a walk, cooking, driving their vehicle, cleaning their home, or taking care of their children.
Working With An Attorney
While anyone can file a malpractice claim against a neurosurgeon, in practice it is exceptionally complex and difficult. The Florida’s laws surrounding neurosurgery malpractice are intentionally written to reduce the number of frivolous lawsuits filed annually against neurosurgeons. Most people find that the assistance of an experienced malpractice attorney is essential in successfully filing and winning their claim.
Di Pertio Partners specializes in medical malpractice cases and has a long history of successfully seeking justice for their clients. If you or your loved one has suffered from neurosurgical malpractice, please contact our team of legal experts today to find out how we can help.