A neurologist is a specialist doctor who assesses patients who present with neurological symptoms and conditions, diagnoses them and provides treatment.  These neurological conditions are numerous and can affect different areas.  These disorders affect the brain as well as the nerves found throughout the body and the spinal cord.  Typical symptoms of neurological disorders can include muscle weakness, poor co-ordination, loss of sensation, seizures and paralysis.  Typically, the neurologist’s work will involve assessing and observing the muscle strength and movement, balance, sensation, memory and speech and there are a variety of diagnostic tests available such as CAT scans, MRI, spinal tap and nerve conduction studies and EMG. Neurosurgery which is surgery of the nervous system is a specialty concerned with diagnosing and treating people with injuries to the brain, spinal cord and central nervous system.  This is a very specialised area of medical practice and error can arise which can have life changing consequences.  Some of the more significant cases can involve neurological injury to the brain or spine.  Cases we have seen in this area involve a failure on the part of doctors to diagnose, administer the correct treatment or indeed administer the wrong kind of treatment, all of which can lead to life altering consequences for the patient.  Situations of neurology claims we have seen arise include:-

  • Failure to diagnose a subarachnoid hemorrhage which is a type of stroke, causing the patient permanent brain damage
  • Inappropriate management of a patient’s medication for epilepsy which can trigger seizures which in turn can have serious consequences
  • Failure to timely diagnose a brain tumour, which can lead to very serious consequences for the patient such as paralysis, brain damage to hearing or sight loss and possibly death
  • Failure to diagnose and treat appropriately spinal conditions which can lead to long term or permanent disability
  • Failure to diagnose blood toxicity which is having too much of a drug in a patient’s system which in turn can lead to many complications including seizures
  • Failure to manage multiple sclerosis (MS) which can result in more nerve damage and an increase in symptoms

If you or a loved one have suffered harm because of neurology negligence, then you may be able to make a claim for compensation. It is important you seek advice as soon as possible to protect your legal rights. We believe in putting you our client first and we are committed to achieving the best result possible while all the time remaining sensitive to your needs. Please feel free to reach out to us below and will be pleased to discuss your case and offer no obligation advice.

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