Neurology Malpractice

Orlando, Ocala, Kissimmee, Brandon, Winter Haven, Florida

 

The human nervous system is by far the most complex structure known to man. The level of skill and training necessary, and the responsibility that neurologists assume make them some of the most revered and respected of all medical specialists.

 

However, like any other medical professional, neurologists do make mistakes. Diagnostic error, surgical error, medication error, or any other form of negligence on the part of a neurologist is very likely to lead to severe consequences, including significant mental, physical, emotional, or behavioral disability and possibly even premature death.

 

Common Forms of Neurology Malpractice

 

Neurologists can be found guilty of medical malpractice for making the following errors:

 

  • Diagnostic error – The misdiagnosis of a neurologic condition can lead to wrong treatment or unnecessary surgery. Delayed diagnosis often leads to severe, irreversible disability that could have been avoided had appropriate screening protocol been followed. Most neurologic malpractice cases involve either a doctor’s failure to recognize symptoms of a serious condition, or a doctor diagnosing a less-serious condition when cancer, traumatic brain injury, or stroke is present.
  • Medication error – Wrong prescriptions, overdose, inadequate dosage, inattentiveness to adverse drug interactions or drug allergies, or any other errors involving the administration or prescription of drugs can have devastating effects.
  • Surgical error – There is very little margin of error during neurosurgery. These types of errors are usually the result of inadequate planning and poor communication.  
  • Other negligence – These include communication failures between medical professionals, failure to listen to a patient, inadequate training, use of outdated medical equipment, failure to refer a patient to a more-qualified specialist, mishandling or misinterpretation of lab test results, or any other failure of a neurologist to perform up to expected medical standards.

 

Experienced Neurology Malpractice Representation

 

Due to the complexity of the neurology specialty, neurology malpractice claims can be very complicated, and it may be more difficult to prove negligence than in other medical malpractice cases. Therefore, it is important to be represented by an attorney who focuses a substantial portion of his practice on medical malpractice claims. In particular, your lawyer should understand the intricacies of neurology cases.

 

Orlando personal injury lawyer Stephen J. Knox has made medical malpractice claims the primary focus of his practice. He has handled many neurology claims and understands the importance of preparation and research in proving negligence in these cases. His experienced team of medical experts will examine every bit of evidence in your case to make sure that you receive the best possible representation.

 

If you live in the Orlando, Ocala, Kissimmee, Brandon or Winter Haven, Florida area and believe you or a loved one may be the victim of neurology malpractice, please contact our Orlando medical malpractice office today to schedule your confidential consultation with Mr. Knox. We also serve Bartow, Citrus, Mulberry, Plant City, Sumter, and Zephyrhills.

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