Did you or a loved one recently have surgery that resulted in a spinal cord injury or other bodily damage? If you answered yes, you may be entitled to a malpractice lawsuit or settlement. Read on to find out more about medical malpractice and spinal cord injury lawsuits.
What is a Spinal Cord Injury?
A spinal cord injury is damage done to the spine that results in a partial or complete loss of motor and sensory function (paralysis). An injury like this puts a huge physical and emotional toll on a person and their family. This can be made even worse if the injury happens due to medical negligence.
Spinal cord injuries affect hundreds of thousands of people in the United States and about 17,000 occur every year. The main cause of spinal cord injuries is motor vehicle accidents. However, medical negligence and malpractice can also result in a spinal cord injury.
Medical Malpractice and Spinal Cord Injuries
It can be hard to believe that the people who are meant to heal us can do us harm. But, there are several ways that medical negligence can result in a spinal cord injury. For example:
- Incorrectly administering anesthesia can lead to nerve damage that causes lifelong issues with the spinal cord.
- An improper diagnosis in the ER could be the reason that you didn’t get specific preventative treatment.
- Failure to diagnose serious spinal cord issues.
- Errors made during surgery.
- Postponing an essential surgery.
- Any other instance where a doctor does not exercise due care.
If any of these things happened to you or your loved one, and the result was a spinal cord injury, know that you are not alone. You may be entitled to a settlement for medical malpractice and our office will help you get the compensation you deserve.
Compensation for Medical Malpractice that Resulted in a Spinal Cord Injury
Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor does not take the proper steps to ensure your care. If your doctor acted in a way that other physicians would not, or if they made some mistake during surgery, you have several legal options and may be entitled to compensation. Medical negligence lawsuits are meant to provide an injured person with monetary compensation that helps them pay their medical bills as well as any other costs suffered due to their injury. Other costs include compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, and any impact on future income.
Spinal cord injuries can be very expensive, especially if they result in complete paralysis. You and your loved ones should not have to suffer because of a mistake made by your physician. Our team will work hard to ensure that you receive everything you deserve. So far, we have helped clients earn millions of dollars in compensation for medical malpractice lawsuits.
Get a Free Case Review of Your Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
At Massey Law Firm we have a fantastic team that is highly experienced in medical malpractice lawsuits. These settlements can get very complex, which is why working with professionals like us is most beneficial for you.
If you would like us to evaluate your claim of medical negligence that resulted in a spinal cord injury, give our office a call at 602-955-0055 and we will give you a free case review. We must hold doctors, physicians, and other medical staff responsible for their negligent actions.