A neurologist is a physician who focuses on preventing, diagnosing and treating disorders and illnesses of the nervous systems, including the brain, spinal cord and nerves. A neurosurgeon focuses on the same field, including surgery of the nervous system. According to our New York Neurological Medical Malpractice Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, there is an average of 14,000 neurologists and 3500 neurosurgeons currently practicing in the United States.
Neurologists and neurosurgeons are utilized to perform neurological exams to determine muscle strength, muscle movement, reflexes, balance, sensation, tone, cognition and memory. These examinations are performed to diagnose and treat numerous conditions. If a neurosurgeon or neurologist fails to diagnose a condition, fails to order a necessary test, as in a computerized tomography (CT scans), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI scans) or lumbar puncture (spinal tap), or treat a neurological disorder appropriately, the neurologist or neurosurgeon may be accountable for medical malpractice. The knowledgeable New York Neurological Malpractice Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC can discuss your rights and determine your eligibility to take legal action.
Neurological malpractice can arise from numerous scenarios, such as failure to diagnose, improper treatment and misdiagnosis. Compared to most medical specialties, neurological malpractice is rare, but due to the severe consequences, the results can be devastating. Many times, doctors errors or insufficient medical training leads to neurological malpractice resulting in a patient suffering undue stress and pain. Neurological malpractice can also arise from a properly diagnosed patient, who receives improper treatment or the wrong medication. The New York Neurological Malpractice Lawyer group has learned neurological malpractice resulting from improper treatment or wrong medication often results in death.
Neurological malpractice can cause permanent and life-altering consequences, like spinal injury which include paraplegia or quadriplegia. Neurological malpractice can also lead to the wrongful death of a patient or permanent brain injury. Consulting the aggressive New York Neurological Malpractice Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC may be a crucial element in the successful mitigation of your claim.
The brain and spinal cord are essential to overall physiological well-being, anatomic integrity and basic survival. A misdiagnosed neurological disorder can produce substantial injury, chronic pain, mental anguish and death. Our highly skilled New York Injury Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC can successfully litigate your case and seek compensation for medical expenses, loss of wages, lifelong health care, pain and suffering.
If you or someone you love is suffering from neurological malpractice, contact our New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer team with Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC for an initial claim evaluation. Please call us at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW, online or contact one of our New York City offices in Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, the Bronx or Brooklyn, our New York office in Westchester County or one of our Long Island offices in Nassau County or Suffolk County.