Iowa Brain Surgery Malpractice Lawyers
The human brain is a complex and delicate organ. That’s why doctors who perform surgery and other medical procedures on the brain and central nervous system are highly trained specialists. It takes years of advanced study to become a neurosurgeon, and neurosurgeons must undergo strict testing, observation, and licensing procedures to acquire the knowledge and skill that their profession demands.
Like all medical professionals, neurosurgeons are required to adhere to designated medical guidelines. Sadly, not all neurosurgeons are up to the task. Factors such as carelessness, incompetence, and intoxication render some neurosurgeons incapable of adequately performing their job.
Medical malpractice committed by neurosurgeons, administrators, doctors, and other medical professionals causes severe consequences for patients and their families, including paralysis, cognitive decline, and death.
The experienced Iowa medical malpractice lawyers at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. have won record-breaking verdicts and settlements for our clients. Martindale-Hubbell, Super Lawyers, and the National Trial Lawyers have all recognized our attorneys for providing superior service.
If you or a loved one has been harmed by medical malpractice, we’ll file a claim to collect damages against anyone liable for your pain and injuries. We offer initial case consultations at no charge and with no obligation. Call our Iowa brain surgery malpractice lawyers at (877) 433-3906 to learn more.
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional’s actions deviate from the standard of care. Your neurosurgeon is head of the surgical team, but they aren’t the only person who can be held liable for medical malpractice. Anesthesiologists, surgical nurses, pharmacists, radiologists, administrators, and other hospital employees’ negligence can harm patients.
Substandard and inappropriate actions and circumstances that may cause brain surgery malpractice include:
- Drug use and intoxication
- Premature patient release
- Communication errors
- Negligent hiring
- Inadequate staffing
- Insufficient training
- Poor safety protocols
- Inadequate aftercare
- Lack of administrative oversight
Neurosurgeons treat patients with ailments that affect the brain, spine, and nervous system. They treat a variety of neurological conditions, including tumors, Parkinson’s disease, nerve compression, brain bleeds, aneurysms, seizures, brain infections, and degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. In many cases, surgery is required to treat these disorders.
Medical malpractice committed by a neurosurgeon can devastate patients, causing strokes, infections, heart attacks, paralysis, nerve damage, hemorrhaging, and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Examples of brain surgery malpractice include:
- Unnecessary procedures
- Unsanitary operating conditions
- Operating under the influence
- Medication errors
- Delayed diagnosis
- Anesthesia errors
- Failure to monitor vital signs
- Irregular surgical techniques
- Surgical equipment left behind
- Medical imaging errors
When a patient is harmed by brain surgery malpractice, the hospital will argue that the injuries were an unavoidable consequence of an underlying medical condition. At Leventhal Puga Braley P.C., our team has the knowledge to determine what really happened. We call on experts who know how to break down complex medical issues in a way a jury will understand.
Our investigators will ask the right question, seek the necessary documents, and review imaging studies and laboratory notes to prepare our case. The skilled Iowa medical malpractice attorneys at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. are always ready to go to trial if the other side refuses to make a reasonable offer.
We’ll work to help you obtain full compensation for your injuries and suffering. A brain surgery medical malpractice claim can include the following types of damages:
- All medical expenses caused by your injuries
- Time missed from work
- Future medical costs
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of future income
- Medical equipment
- Reduced quality of life
- Assisted living care
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Wrongful death
The Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. legal team has collected millions of dollars in awards and judgments for our clients. Our attorneys are dedicated to meeting the needs of our clients and helping them get the justice they deserve.
We appreciate the seriousness of brain surgery malpractice and understand the severe impact resulting injuries can have on patients. If you or a loved one has been a victim of brain surgery malpractice in Iowa, it’s time to have an attorney on your side who knows how to win. Call us at (877) 433-3906 to schedule an initial consultation at no charge. We want to listen, and we’re here to help.