Spinal Cord Injury Claims Lawyer
While some injuries can be treated or repaired, a spinal cord injury can have long-term consequences. There have been advancements in treating spinal cord injuries, but it is still an area with limited treatment options. When a spinal cord injury is caused by medical negligence, it can change the life of the patient forever. If you, your child or other family member suffered a spinal cord injury due to medical or surgical errors, you may be able to seek compensation to help cover the costs of this significant injury.
The spinal cord is one of the most important components of your nervous system and one of the least resilient parts of your body. When damaged, the spinal cord cannot always be mended and the patient may suffer paralysis, organ dysfunction and other health problems. Damage can be caused by any contact with the spinal cord, even if it is only pressure. Physicians understand better than anyone how delicate and prone to injury this column of nerves can be and should ensure that it is protected. When medical errors cause a spinal cord injury, the doctor, nurse or medical facility responsible should pay for their costly mistake.
Medical Errors and Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries caused by medical errors occur more often than they should. From newborns to the elderly, patients of all ages can be impacted by spinal cord injuries caused by medical negligence. Some of the common medical errors that can cause a spinal cord injury include:
- Birthing or delivery injuries (brachial plexus injuries)
- Errors when administering spinal block or anesthesia
- Surgical incisions damaging the spinal cord
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose a spinal tumor or abscess
- Medical errors during a spine, back or neck surgery
- Fall or trauma while in a medical facility that causes a spinal cord injury
Due to the serious nature of spinal cord injuries, the cost to quality of life and actual expenses can be astronomical. No one should need to endure both. If you or a loved one have suffered a spinal cord injury due to medical negligence, you may be eligible to seek substantial compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit. Contact Race Law Firm to discuss your claim and learn more about your legal options.