Neurological medical malpractice can come in a number of forms. To understand these types of claims it is necessary to have the basic understanding of the brain and the spinal cord. The brain and spinal cord are protected by membranes that are called meninges. Within those meninges and surrounding the brain and spinal cord is cerebral spinal fluid which cushions the brain and spinal cord. This brain fluid flows from a series of receptacles that are called the ventricular system.
The brain and spinal cord are further protected by a blood-brain barrier which is a series of small, tightly sealed capillaries that prohibit the movement of potentially toxic substances into the brain.
Evaluating Neurological Malpractice Cases
In evaluating neurological malpractice cases it is important to do the following:
- identify the nature of the injury or disease
- identify the pathology that caused the injury or disease
- be certain that the injury was foreseeable and avoidable
- be prepared to logically rule out any other causes
- what is the likelihood the patient has an aneurysm
- what is the likelihood the patient is having a stroke or what some call a mini-stroke
Contact a Medical Malpractice Attorney
If you have been injured as a result of neurological malpractice, contact us.
See also medical malpractice in the diagnosis of brain aneurysms and other articles on this site.