I had my surgery monitored by intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring and I had some bad side effects from the surgery. I don’t the person who was performing it was property trained. What are my legal options?

10 Apr 2017

I’m sorry to hear about the side effects from your surgery. Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring has become popular in recent decades. IONM is designed to monitor changes in brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerve function during surgery, with the goal of preventing damage before it occurs. IONM is typically done in delicate surgeries involving the brain, spinal cord, or nervous system.

Currently, there is no national certification for IONM providers. Typically, IONM is performed by someone who is experienced and trained in monitoring surgeries. If you believe that your monitoring was performed by someone who was not properly trained, you should speak with an attorney. Cases involving IONM are complex and involve studying your medical records, building a case about why you were harmed, showing negligence on the part of health care providers, and more.

If you believe that you were harmed during surgery because of the negligence of the technician who was providing your monitoring, you should call an attorney. There may be multiple reasons your surgery did not go as well as expected. The surgery could have gone poorly because of a mistake on the part of the surgeon or because the technician who was monitoring your surgery acted negligently. On the other hand, no results are guaranteed from any surgery, and the side effects may have been completely unavoidable.

Call me, Conal Doyle, IONM attorney at 310-385-0567 if you have been harmed during a surgical procedure that was monitored by IONM. My team can help. I am experienced in helping victims of negligent monitoring during surgeries. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.