Medical errors and surgical injuries occur more than a lot of people want to admit. In fact, around 98,000 people die per year due to preventable medical errors. These errors can be due to inebriation, lack of education, fatigue, lack of sterile medical equipment, and more–but all of them are a form of negligence. Some medical errors, such as spinal cord injuries, usually occur during surgery, and are the result of a tragic mistake made by a trusted professional. Read on to find out how a spinal cord injury could be caused by medical malpractice.
What is a spinal cord injury?
There are three types of spinal cord injuries that can occur: compression, central core syndrome and lacerations. All of these injuries can have serious consequences. Anything from paralysis to pain sensitivity can be symptoms of a spinal cord injury. Compressions are caused by a surmountable pressure being placed on the spinal cord. This can cause contusions, thus giving more credence to the claim that it was caused by medical malpractice. Central core syndrome and lacerations can happen during surgery, when the surgeon causes direct physical harm to the spinal cord. This can include severing nerves, which leads to paralysis and numbness. Such symptoms can have devastating effects for the entirety of someone’s life.
What can cause spinal cord injuries?
There are many reasons why a spinal cord injury could occur. One reason is due to lack of proper diagnosis and treatment. When a medical professional does not act in a timely manner, it is grounds for a medical malpractice claim. Failure to read radiological documents such as x-rays or ultrasounds can also lead to undetected spinal cord injuries. A spinal cord injury could also occur during a catastrophic auto accident, leading to devastating consequences. When you are so disadvantaged because of an injury as serious as a spinal cord injury, it’s time to look into whether or not you can reach for justice. When you invest in a medical malpractice lawyer, you’re investing in your life. Don’t suffer beneath unnecessary hospital bills, emotional turmoil, and disability. Make sure you’re getting the compensation you need to make it through a spinal cord injury so you can live your life.
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