Neurology is a highly specialized, complex area of medicine. Properly trained and practicing responsibly, neurologists can prevent or diagnose serious illnesses. Unfortunately, some of these specialists fail to provide medical care in accordance with generally accepted medical standards. The failure to provide care and treatment in accordance with generally accepted medical standards equates to neurology medical malpractice.
Proper medical care always begins with proper diagnosis. If a spinal cord, brain or other injury is not properly and timely diagnosed, this can be medical negligence. The condition the neurologist is treating will dictate what tests should be ordered. Sometimes neurology medical malpractice can occur if an insufficient physical exam is performed, imaging tests are not timely ordered, a patient is not timely and appropriately monitored or the neurologist fails to timely diagnose the cause of a patient's complaints.
DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers has extensive experience handling neurology medical malpractice cases. We have handled cases involving:
- Misdiagnosis that led to the wrong treatment or unnecessary surgery
- Delayed diagnosis that led to severe, irreversible disability
- Failure to timely order imaging tests such as a CT scan or an MRI
- Failure to perform a sufficient physical examination
- Failure to monitor a patient's condition
- Overmedication and inappropriate medication errors
- Mishandling or misinterpretation of test results
DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers has handled many neurology medical malpractice cases. Our firm has access to highly qualified neurologists from outside the area who will objectively review your case to determine if a physician failed to provide neurology care in accordance with generally accepted medical standards.
Contact Our Neurology Medical Malpractice Attorneys
If you or a loved one may have been injured due to neurology medical malpractice, call us at 315-479-9000 or contact us online. All consultations are free and you are never responsible for attorney fees unless we can recover compensation for you. We also offer evening and weekend appointments.