Wyoming Brain Surgery Malpractice Attorneys
A fully functioning brain is crucial for maintaining physical health, high cognitive performance, and emotional well-being. When a brain surgeon makes a mistake, patients suffer drastic consequences. That’s why brain surgery must be carried out under the safest possible conditions and only performed by qualified surgeons.
There’s no room for error when it comes to brain surgery. A mistake in the operating room may cause severe complications with lifelong consequences. Patients injured during brain surgery may be unable to resume their daily activities. In fact, these injuries can be so severe that the patient will require extensive medical treatment and in-home nursing care.
Hospitals must develop safe operating room procedures to prevent miscommunication and other errors that cause patient injuries. It’s also essential for hospitals to screen and monitor their personnel to ensure everyone on the surgical team is competent, sober, and experienced. Standard medical procedures should always be followed in the operating room.
If you or a loved one was injured due to brain surgery malpractice, contact the experienced Wyoming medical malpractice attorneys at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. We’ll conduct a thorough investigation and advise you on how to proceed with your case.
Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. has been helping victims of medical malpractice get justice for over 40 years. We’ve won millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients. Our firm is a nationally recognized leader in medical malpractice law and has been awarded an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, an honor only bestowed upon firms with the highest legal and ethical standards.
There is no charge for your initial consultation. Call (877) 433-3906 to learn more today.
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional deviates from the accepted standard of care and a patient is harmed due to these actions. The person who commits medical malpractice may be a surgeon, nurse, pharmacist, radiologist, anesthesiologist, hospital administrator, or any other medical professional who needlessly harms a patient.
All medical equipment must be sterile and in good working condition before the operation begins. It’s the hospital’s responsibility to make sure that everyone on the surgical team has the necessary training and experience to safely perform their role. Inadequate circumstances and behavior that cause brain surgery malpractice include:
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
- Drug use or intoxication
- Anesthesia error
- Negligent hiring
- Unsanitary conditions
- Insufficient staffing
- Surgical equipment left behind
- Medication errors
- Failure to properly intubate the patient
- Performing an unnecessary procedure
- Failure to monitor the patient
- Lack of administrative oversight
- Performing the wrong procedure
- Improper use of medical equipment
Brain surgery is performed by a medical doctor known as a neurosurgeon, a doctor who treats illnesses and injuries related to the brain and central nervous system. Although a neurosurgeon is often referred to as a brain surgeon, the field of neurology includes the spinal column and all the nerves in the body.
A neurosurgeon may be called upon to perform procedures and surgeries to repair diseases and ailments that afflict any part of the brain or nervous system, such as:
- Strokes and brain bleeds
- Brain infections
- Vascular disorders
- Damaged spinal column tissue
- Nerve compression
- Brain infections
- Blood clots
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Parkinson’s disease
- Neuromuscular disorders
- Alzheimer’s disease
Everyone who works in a hospital has a duty of care to take precautions that prevent reasonably foreseeable harm to others. Neurosurgery requires precision and a delicate touch. It’s inexcusable for a hospital to allow brain surgery patients to be treated by anyone who isn’t up to the task.
Brain surgery malpractice causes devastating injuries, and the harm done to patients is often irreversible. Long-term symptoms of brain surgery malpractice include:
- Memory loss
- Blurred vision
- Balance problems
- Personality changes
- Cognitive damage
- Physical disabilities
- Reduced motor control
- Loss of taste, hearing, and vision
- Aggressive behavior
- Sleep disorders
Receiving the necessary treatment for your injuries and symptoms will allow you or your loved one to continue to experience the types of activities people enjoy in Wyoming, such as touring Grand Teton and whitewater rafting in Jackson Hole.
It takes experienced malpractice litigators to prove your case and explain the details to a jury, and that’s what we’ve been doing at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. for over four decades. Our team of dedicated Wyoming attorneys and investigators understand the complex medical issues related to malpractice, and we know where to find the evidence we need to win your case.
There are four steps to prevailing in a medical malpractice case:
- Investigating the surgery
- Calculating the damages
- Filing a claim
- Being fully prepared to go to trial if necessary
Brain surgery malpractice causes an enormous burden for victims and their families. Depending on the severity of the injuries, the patient may be unable to support themself in the future. It’s also likely that a spouse or another family member will have to quit their job or take a significant amount of time away from work to care for the injured person.
After our investigation is complete, Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. will file a brain surgery malpractice claim or lawsuit that includes the following types of damages:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Reduced quality of life
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced earning potential
- In-home nursing care
- Medical devices
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Wheelchair ramps for your home
- Wrongful death
The brain surgery medical malpractice lawyers at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. are dedicated to meeting the needs of our clients and helping you get the justice you deserve. Our Wyoming medical malpractice attorneys appreciate the seriousness of brain surgery malpractice and the terrible strain it can put on you and your family.
We are dedicated to providing exceptional legal counsel, and our track record can attest to our success. Founding attorney Jim Leventhal is one of only 100 lawyers in the country to achieve membership to the Inner Circle of Advocates, an invitation-only group of the best plaintiff lawyers in the U.S. Members are renowned for their excellent courtroom skills and outstanding success.
Call us at (877) 433-3906 to learn more today. It’s time to have an attorney by your side who knows how to win.