Spinal Cord Injuries
While in some cases medical malpractice has minimal effects if any, other times it can result in a life-changing spinal cord injury for the patient.
How can medical malpractice lead to a spinal cord injury?
A patient may go to the doctor for a certain injury and end up with a far worse injury due to medical negligence or errors. The examples listed below are errors a physician can make that may lead to a patient spinal cord injury:
- Failure to follow proper fall precaution measures, causing the patient to fall
- Failure to diagnose/treat a tumor
- Failure to diagnose/treat a stroke
- Failure to diagnose/treat a spinal infection
- Error in administering a spinal block or spinal anesthetic
- Error during orthopedic surgery or neurosurgery
- Delayed surgical procedure
- Birth injury
When a person severely injures their spine, it can result in severe pain, loss of sensation, and in the most serious cases, paralysis or even death.
How can an attorney help me with my case?
If you or a family member have suffered a spinal cord injury due to a medical error, you may have a valid medical malpractice claim. Such claims allow you to obtain monetary compensation for your injury or illness that can help you pay for medical bills, treatment, medication, loss of wages, as well as pain and suffering. These legal claims are complicated and can often be overwhelming when you are already suffering emotionally, physically and mentally. The medical malpractice attorneys at Thurswell Law can help you navigate a spinal cord injury medical malpractice case to reach a favorable monetary settlement. In order to ensure you do not suffer further financially, we do not charge a fee unless we are able to secure you monetary compensation. Contact Thurswell Law for a free consultation at (248) 354-2222.