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A neurologist is a type of highly trained medical specialist who focuses on treating nervous system conditions. A specialty in neurology trains the physician to provide care for vital systems, such as the brain, spinal cord and nerves throughout the body. In many cases, the conditions neurologists treat are life-threatening or, at the very minimum, have the potential to forever alter the life of the patient.
Despite the extensive and specialized training that neurologists must complete, some of these specialists may fail to provide treatment in line with accepted medical standards. At Team Law, our highly trained medical malpractice lawyers have over 60 years of combined experience helping victims of neurologist malpractice recover fair compensation in New Jersey.
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Our lawyers are dedicated to building the strongest possible cases for clients who are suddenly facing the potentially catastrophic consequences of a neurologist’s mistake. We know that you may be overwhelmed by the physical and cognitive damage you have suffered. Speaking with a reputable and experienced medical malpractice lawyer is the first step toward getting the compensation you need to begin moving forward.
If you or a loved one have been harmed by a neurologist’s negligence in New Jersey, schedule a free case review with our lawyers to tell us what happened. You can call our office anytime or fill out this online contact form.
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Most patients are only referred to a neurologist after their primary care provider suspects an underlying neurological condition. Others find themselves under a neurologist’s care after experiencing a trauma, such as a car accident or sports accident. The types of diseases and conditions that neurologists are generally tasked with treating include:
Neurologists generally rely upon a number of tests that have only been developed and perfected relatively recently. Regardless, when a neurologist performs a test incorrectly, fails to recognize the need for testing or misinterprets a test result, the patient can suffer greatly. When the mistake rises to the level of negligence and you suffer unnecessary harm as a result, you have the right to financial compensation.
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In general, neurologist malpractice occurs when the neurologist fails to perform in the way that a reasonable, competent neurologist would perform under similar circumstances. Neurologist malpractice can arise from actions or omissions.
Neurologist malpractice can occur because:
In some cases, the harm caused by the neurologist’s mistake may be immediately apparent to the patient and family. Other times, harm can take time to produce visible symptoms. Patients who have been the victim of neurologist malpractice may suffer:
Even the smallest mistake in a neurologist’s treatment can cause lifelong complications and even fatalities.
Neurologist malpractice can be difficult to prove because of the complex medical issues that often arise. At Team Law, we work with the foremost neurological experts in the field—respected neurologists who can provide valuable testimony about what your neurologist should have done under the circumstances to prevent you from suffering harm.
The medical malpractice lawyers at Team Law know how to handle even the most complicated of neurologist malpractice cases. From the procedural requirements to negotiating with insurance companies and advocating for your rights in court, we have you covered.
The risks associated with any neurological procedure are serious, whether the brain, spinal cord or nerves are involved. Regardless, you have the right to expect competent care from your neurologist.
If you believe that you or a loved one have been the victim of neurologist malpractice in New Jersey, call or contact our office today to schedule a free case review. Our medical malpractice lawyers have already recovered over $650 million for clients across New Jersey and are ready to put our skills to work in your case.
The medical standard of care that applies in any malpractice case varies depending upon the circumstances. Establishing that standard requires determining what a reasonable, trained medical professional would have done under similar circumstances. In cases involving neurologist malpractice, the relevant question is “what would a reasonable doctor with the specialized neurological training required of neurologists have done?” The standard usually establishes a higher standard of care because of the extensive and specific training that neurologists must receive above and beyond their general medical training.
No amount of compensation can reverse damage caused to your health, mobility, memory or cognitive function. However, we work with financial experts to determine the “value” of the harm suffered. Obviously, all of your medical expenses are compensable via the malpractice lawsuit process. Additionally, you may have the right to damages for:
-Loss of the company of your loved one,
-Pain and suffering,
-Emotional trauma and ongoing distress,
-Permanent caregivers, whether in your home or a facility,
-Modifications to your home,
-Loss of enjoyment of life,
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