Surgery to the human brain is a high-risk proposition to begin with. So every time someone gets a poor result after brain surgery does not necessarily mean the surgeon (usually it’s a neurosurgeon or an interventional radiologist) is guilty of medical malpractice. The questions to ask include:
- Was surgery justified in the first place?
- Was this the right surgeon – with the right experience and training?
- Were accepted standards followed in all aspects of the care: before, during and after the surgery?
A true story of malpractice in brain surgery can be found at this page on this site. The story of our client Lyn Gross will educate you about some of the issues involved.
Our firm’s client Lyn Gross, then 57 years old, underwent a complex treatment by an interventional radiologist to repair a swollen artery, an aneurysm, at the base of her brain so that it wouldn’t burst open and kill her. But the cure ended up worse than the disease: she suffered massive brain damage that left her completely disabled and in need of round-the-clock nursing care. Read more…
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