Washington Brain Surgery Malpractice Lawyers
Your brain and central nervous system play a vital role in your life, controlling your thoughts and movements and regulating internal functions. When the brain is harmed by disease or a traumatic injury, it can have a devastating impact on your health and overall well-being. Many types of brain injuries can be repaired with surgical treatment. When a patient suffers a brain bleed caused by a stroke or traumatic injury, immediate surgery is often required.
The brain is a complex and delicate organ, and there’s no room for error when it comes to brain surgery. It must be performed by a team of medical professionals who communicate effectively with one another. That’s why hospitals are required to hire qualified personnel and ensure that everyone who works with you has the necessary training and equipment to do the job right.
If someone on the surgical team isn’t up to the task because they are poorly trained, intoxicated, or simply lack the necessary skills, then patients will suffer serious consequences. Injuries caused by brain surgery malpractice may result in loss of intellectual ability, physical disability, and death. Patients injured by brain surgery errors may be unable to return to work. They may also require extensive medical treatment and a lifetime of assisted living care.
If you or a loved one was harmed by brain surgery malpractice, contact the experienced Washington medical malpractice lawyers at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. Our attorneys have unparalleled trial experience and an impressive track record in medical malpractice cases. We’ve won record-breaking verdicts and settlements for our clients.
Call us at (877) 433-3906 to schedule a free initial consultation. Let’s see how we can help.
Neurology is the field of medicine that focuses on preventing, diagnosing, and treating illnesses and injuries related to the brain and central nervous system, including the spinal column and all the nerves throughout the body. A neurosurgeon is a medical doctor who provides surgical care for neurological issues.
Neurosurgeons perform surgeries and procedures to repair and correct problems related to the brain and nervous system. This includes the following types of brain injuries and ailments:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Neuromuscular disorders
- Parkinson’ disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
Every medical professional has a duty of care to adhere to basic treatment standards. When a doctor, nurse, medical technician, or someone on the surgical team fails to meet the standard of care and a patient is harmed, it may be medical malpractice. Hospitals can also be held liable for medical malpractice when they fail to maintain safe procedures and a professional working environment.
Examples of brain surgery medical malpractice include:
- Unsanitary conditions
- Surgical equipment left behind
- Failure to monitor vital signs
- Misreading lab results
- Negligent hiring
- Inadequate staffing
- Medication errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Delayed diagnosis
- Performing the wrong procedure
- Fatigued or intoxicated personnel
- Improper use of medical equipment
- Performing unnecessary back surgery
When it comes to brain surgery, there is no room for error. That’s why it takes years of training to become a neurosurgeon. Everyone on the surgical team must fulfill their professional obligation, and hospitals must only hire people who are up to the job.
When someone makes a mistake during brain surgery, the patient can suffer devastating consequences. Frequent signs of brain surgery malpractice include:
- Memory loss
- Physical disabilities
- Loss of taste, hearing, and vision
- Personality changes
- Cognitive damage
- Reduced motor function
Doctors and hospitals will do everything they can to avoid a costly and embarrassing medical malpractice claim. Our investigators at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. will work to uncover the truth by interviewing witnesses and examining medical reports and other key documents such as surgical notes and internal communications. We’ll gather and preserve forensic evidence and consult with medical experts.
When our investigation is complete, our Washington brain surgery malpractice attorneys will file a claim against anyone whose negligent actions harmed you or someone you love. A malpractice claim for surgery malpractice includes the following types of damages:
- Pain and suffering
- Current and future medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Medical devices
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Reduced earning potential
- In-home nursing care
- Occupational therapy
- Wheelchair ramps for your home
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Wrongful death
Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. is one of the most successful medical malpractice law firms in the nation. Our Washington legal team has been recognized by Martindale-Hubble, Super Lawyers, and National Trial Lawyers for our outstanding service.
When we take on a client, we give you our full attention, and we’ll always treat you and your family with care. We are committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome and protecting your rights every step of the way.
Don’t hesitate to call us at (877) 433-3906 to schedule a free consultation.