Neurosurgery Expert Witness

A Neurosurgery expert witness is a Neurosurgeon who testifies about surgery on the brain and spine, including tumors, disk compression, and aneurysms. Neurosurgery is a highly specialized field dealing with the surgical treatment of diseases of the central nervous system (e.g. brain and spinal cord), peripheral nervous system (e.g. nerves), and the spine itself. Neurosurgical training is perhaps the most rigorous of all surgical specialties, often spanning eight years or more beyond four years of medical school. As part of their extensive training, Neurosurgeons often subspecialize in various fields including Pediatric Neurosurgery, Neurological Spine Surgery, and Neurosurgical Oncology. Common neurosurgical problems include cerebral aneurysms, intracranial bleeding (e.g. subdural, epidural, and intraparenchymal hemorrhage), tumors of the brain and spinal cord, intracranial infections (e.g. brain abscess), and hydrocephalus. Spinal Neurosurgery includes the treatment of traumatic injuries (e.g. vertebral fractures), congenital malformations (e.g. spina bifida, scoliosis), disk herniation, spinal stenosis, and a variety of other conditions.  Subspecialization within the specialty makes it imperative to properly select the correct Neurosurgical expert.

Litigation in Neurosurgery is nearly always tied to a poor surgical outcome allegedly due to delay, surgical technique, infection, or other complications. Unfortunately, such events are often devastating and complex.  A top-tier Neurosurgery expert witness is required to distill facts about breach and causation.

Neurosurgery Case Matter

From the treatment of cervical disk disease to the most complex procedures in the field, Elite Medical Experts reviews all aspects of Neurosurgical litigation and consultation, including:

  • Acoustic neuromas
  • Aneurysms
  • Arteriovenous (AVM) and cavernous malformations
  • Chiari malformations
  • Brain tumors: Glioblastoma multiforme, meningioma, astrocytoma, pituitary tumors
  • Craniofacial Surgery
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Implantable Devices such as vagus nerve and deep brain stimulators
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Peripheral nerve biopsies
  • Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt placement and revision
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine surgery
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery (e.g. Gamma Knife® surgery)

Given the intensity of issues involved in Neurosurgery, an experienced Board-Certified Neurosurgeon from a top university medical center is an invaluable resource for challenging assignments. To secure a hand-selected Neurosurgery expert witness who is ready to work with you, please contact Elite Medical Experts and speak with a physician or nurse on Elite’s experienced Case Strategy Team today.

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Dr. Burton Bentley II, the CEO of Elite Medical Experts, is a nationally renowned authority on medical liability, informed consent, and complex issues at the intersections of medicine, law, and business. As a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician and entrepreneur, Dr. Bentley founded Elite Medical Experts in 2010 while overseeing nearly a decade of year-over-year growth. Dr. Bentley also developed and patented a commercial medical device and co-founded Consent Spectrum, a state-of-the-art digital platform for informed consent in aesthetic medical procedures.  Outside of Elite, Dr. Bentley can be found spending time with his family and riding horses in Tucson’s riverbeds and deserts.

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