Spinal cord injuries are likely some of the most severe forms of medical malpractice. Since a spinal cord injury is one of the most blatant forms of medical malpractice, having a successful case is crucial. The first step in determining how medical malpractice was at play is understanding what could have caused the spinal cord injury. Here are some examples of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries through malpractice.
The most common way that medical malpractice creates spinal cord injuries is through surgical errors. When a surgeon is operating on their patient, they need to follow a set of protocol, such as proper sanitation, to make sure that the surgery goes successfully. But sometimes, carelessness and mistakes can lead to lacerations on the spinal cord. The important thing to remember is that you should keep all documents of your surgery, so if you notice symptoms of spinal cord damage, like persistent numbness and pain, then you can bring that information to another doctor for a second opinion on your condition.
Delayed Diagnosis and Treatment
Another cause of spinal cord injuries comes from a doctor overlooking symptoms of spinal cord damage. If you or your loved one suffered an injury that potentially hurt the spinal cord, then a doctor failing to diagnose this issue could delay the treatment needed to prevent further damage. Delayed treatment of a spinal cord injury can, in many cases, be qualified as an act of medical negligence.
The reason why addressing spinal cord injuries is so critical is because of the lasting, negative effects. Since the spinal cord is the central connection between the brain and the body’s nervous system, any damage to the spinal cord can have widespread impact. It’s very likely that someone with a spinal cord injury could experience loss of function or paralysis in parts of their body. If this has happened to you, don’t hesitate to contact a medical malpractice lawyer today.
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