Neurology & Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery requires a patient to place a lot of trust in medical professionals and usually they don’t have reason to question their work. However, if a patient does suffer as a result of negligence, the medical professional may be liable.

Neurosurgery is one of/ if not the highest risk surgery someone can face and any negligence can have a very profound effect and be life changing for victims.

Our experienced team of medical negligence lawyers act for people in cases where a brain injury has been caused during neurosurgery. The injuries during neurosurgery can occur for a number of reasons but if it was due to negligent behaviour then patients are entitled to claim compensation.

If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of negligence during neurosurgery, feel free to write to us. We’d be happy to answer any questions about your matter and take your case forward if you have a claim.

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What is neurology? 

Neurology simply refers to a branch of medicines used when dealing with diagnosis and treatment of all conditions and diseases involving the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. Early diagnosis and treatment can be crucial to prevent permanent damage due to the seriousness that comes with any condition involving the brain.

It may be possible to claim compensation for failure to diagnose conditions and take prompt and effective action.

Areas that we may be able to assist you with include:

  • Failings in intensive care treatment
  • Resuscitation failures
  • Transcription/documentation errors
  • Failure to perform a clinical task
  • Failed checks/calculations bringing consequences
  • Injury to spinal cord
  • Misdiagnosis of tumours
  • Damage to nervous structure
  • Complications of neurosurgical treatment
  • Failure to diagnose intracranial infections such as meningitis or subdural abscesses


It will sometimes be necessary to undergo surgery in order to rectify neurological injuries or conditions. Operations, however complicated, can be negligently performed by neurosurgeons, and if this negligence causes damage that otherwise would not have occurred, then it is possible that compensation may be recovered.

Neurosurgery is often used to:

  • Stop bleeding inside the skull
  • For congenital defects such as hydrocephalus or ‘fluid on the brain’
  • Cartoid artery blockage
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Pituitary tumours
  • Brain tumours
  • Epilepsy

Neurosurgery claims

If you’re required to have surgery on your brain the last thing you will want is your condition to be worsened due to negligence behaviour.

Many neurosurgery negligence claims involve the failure to diagnose the condition.  This means doctors either fail to administer the correct treatment or administer the wrong kind of treatment.

Examples of neurosurgery negligence include:

  • Failure to test adequately
  • Failure to manage medication
  • Failure to diagnose condition
  • Failure to diagnose spinal conditions
  • Failure to identify and treat drug toxicity
  • Failure to manage multiple sclerosis

Making a claim

If you would like a medical negligence claim regarding your laser eye surgery there are a few things you will need to consider. Unfortunately it’s not as simple as saying something went wrong and you will need to show that a medical professional acted negligently and as a result, you suffered.

Often you will need to provide evidence and support for you claim, to help with this you should;

  • Report any concerns to the company who carried out the treatment
  • Visit a professional (GP, minor injuries unit, A&E) to have your injuries assessed
  • Make an account of what happened
  • Make sure you have a record of what you were told prior to the surgery, include all the facts
  • Keep note of all documents received about the treatment

No Win No Fee

Youngs Law offer no win, no fee for all of our medical negligence claims, so if you don’t win your case and receive compensation, you don’t pay us a penny. We will also wait for any fee to be paid to us when you receive you compensation and not upon winning you case.

If you think you may have a medical negligence claim involving genetics, contact us today.

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033 33 582 583

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