Three plaintiffs have filed malpractice lawsuits in Queens County Supreme Court against neurosurgeon Dr. Paolo Bolognese. The three patients allege that Dr. Bolognese performed unnecessary surgery or made surgical errors resulting in post-surgery cysts on their spinal cords. One of the lawsuits describes the doctor as not performing the surgery correctly and then not responding to complaints about pain following the procedure. A second lawsuit alleges the patient no longer has neck mobility after hardware was inserted improperly and that the doctor mistakenly severed her neck muscles.
All three were treated for Chiari malformation which causes a structural defect in the brain. MayClinic.org tells us: “Chiari malformation is a condition in which brain tissue extends into your spinal canal. It occurs when part of your skull is abnormally small or misshapen, pressing on your brain and forcing it downward.” Dr. Bolognese is the director of the Chiari Neurosurgical Center at Neurological Surgery in Rockville Centre, NY. While complaints have been filed on the neurosurgeon with the New York State Department of Health, Office of Professional Medical Conduct, a search in the Professional Misconduct and Professional Discipline database shows no results of disciplinary actions against the neurosurgeon. Personal injury lawyers at Edelman, Krasin & Jaye, New York, list Dr. Bolognese and Chiari Institute founder Thomas Milhorat under Notable Cases of Hospital Negligence on Long Island: “More than 50 malpractice lawsuits demanding many millions of dollars in damages have been filed against the embattled brain surgeons so far.”
Neurosurgeons deal with the surgical treatment of malformations, injuries, and diseases of the brain, spine, spinal cord, and nerves. A poor surgical outcome may result in allegations of medical negligence. Litigation against a neurosurgeon is complex and requires a neurosurgery expert witness from a leading university. Contact ELITE Medical Experts to find the expert with the extensive experience to address the unique fact pattern and elements of your case.