Neurosurgery negligence claims

Our medical negligence experts act for people in cases where a brain injury has been caused during neurosurgery. Injuries during neurosurgery can occur for a number of reasons, including: surgeon error or miss-management of the patient during surgery, failure to correctly monitor their vital observations, such as blood pressure, temperature and respiratory rate and/or to act upon these.

Neurosurgery negligence can have a very profound effect and be life changing for victims. Our specialists offer a sympathetic ear, whilst striving to assure that the injured individual's current and future care needs are met, they have all necessary aids to help them to adapt to everyday life and that their accommodation is suitable for their needs. We also look into any suitable rehabilitation or therapy that may be beneficial to them.  These can play a key part in the recovery process.

For free initial advice about pursuing a claim without obligation call us on 0203 817 9430.

 

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What are the time limits for making a claim?

Anyone who wishes to make a claim for compensation following neurosurgery, will generally have 3 years from the date of when the alleged negligence occurred, to bring a claim before the court. 

In the unfortunate event that the negligence led to the death of a loved one, the family have 3 years from the date of death in which to bring a claim before the court. If the death can be linked directly to the negligence, then there are additional sums that can be included in the claim. We can ensure that these are correctly included in a claim. 

If you would like to speak to a medical negligence specialist about pursuing a claim for compensation call us on 0203 817 9430 for some free initial advice without obligation or complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your situation.

What is neurosurgery?

Neurosurgery covers the treatment of patients with disorders of the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord) and of the peripheral system (nerves and the spine). 

When might neurosurgery be used?

  • Bleeding inside the skull (surgery relieves pressure on the brain and repairs damaged blood vessels)

  • Congenital defects such as hydrocephalus or ‘fluid on the brain’ (surgery can involve a tube being inserted into the excess fluid on the brain to drain it away - this surgery is also sometimes required in meningitis cases)  

  • Cartoid artery blockage (surgery aims to restore normal blood flow to the brain)

  • Trigeminal neuralgia (microvascular decompression surgery aims to relieve the pain and muscle twitching by relieving the compressed nerve) 

  • Pituitary tumours (generally removed during surgery through a hollow space in the skull)

  • Brain tumours (a cut is made in the scalp and a small part of the skull is removed to allow removal of the tumour)

  • Epilepsy (surgery can be undertaken to try to stop/limit seizures or make them less severe)

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