Neuro-Interventionalist Expert Witnesses
The best in neurological medicine to assist the legal community
A neuro-interventionalist is a physician who specializes in treating neurological conditions like strokes, aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, and tumors. They are also known as neuro-interventional surgeons or neuro-endovascular surgeons.
In the United States, neuro-interventionalists must complete a medical degree (MD or DO), followed by a five- to seven-year residency in neurology or neurosurgery. They then must complete a one- to two-year fellowship in neuro-interventional surgery, which includes specialized training in minimally invasive procedures to treat neurological conditions. Neuro-interventionalists may hold Board Certification from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) or the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS).
Neuro-interventionalists perform a wide variety of minimally invasive procedures, including:
- Endovascular thrombectomy: A procedure to remove blood clots in the brain that are causing a stroke.
- Embolization: A procedure to block or reduce blood flow to an abnormal blood vessel, such as an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) or a brain aneurysm.
- Angioplasty and stenting: A procedure to widen narrowed or blocked blood vessels in the brain, often used to treat conditions such as cerebral vasospasm or carotid artery disease.
- Biopsy: A procedure to remove a small tissue sample from the brain or spinal cord for analysis.
- Neurostimulation: A procedure that uses electrical stimulation to treat conditions such as chronic pain or movement disorders.
- Tumor ablation: A procedure that uses heat or cold to destroy a brain or spinal cord tumor.
- Intracranial pressure monitoring: A procedure to measure pressure inside the skull, often used to manage a traumatic brain injury.
The role of a neuro-interventionalist as an expert witness
In cases involving surgical errors and other instances of neuro-interventionalist malpractice, a Board-Certified neuro-interventionalist can testify regarding the applicable standards of care and offer a professional opinion on whether the standard of care was met or breached. The neuro-interventionalist can also testify as to whether the injury or complication sustained by the patient was a result of malpractice or an unrelated cause.
In addition, neuro-interventionalists can be valuable expert witnesses in injury cases involving injuries to the nervous system. A neuro-interventionalist can help determine whether the incident in question caused a neurological injury or condition. They can also provide insight into the long-term consequences of the injury, the potential for future complications, and the cost of treatment and rehabilitation, all of which can be critical factors in determining damages.
The expertise you need for complex cases involving neurological injuries
Legal matters involving brain injuries and neurological injuries are complex, and having the right medical experts can make a dramatic difference. For decades, we’ve provided America’s finest attorneys with highly qualified, Board-Certified experts prepared to testify in depositions or at trial. If you need a neuro-interventionalist as an expert witness, contact us for a free case summary review.