Medical malpractice can cause many different kinds of injuries, but a spinal cord injury can be particularly devastating. Since a spinal cord injury could be grounds for a major medical malpractice lawsuit, it’s important to know what they are about and how they are caused. Here are some important things you should know about spinal cord injuries.
About Spinal Cord Injuries
Because the spinal cord is the main connection to the brain and the body, a spinal cord injury can lead to many serious issues, from chronic pain and numbness to paralysis. The three main types of spinal cord injuries include lacerations, compression and central core syndrome. A laceration is any type of cut while a compression is the pinching of the spinal cord which can lead to contusions. And central core syndrome is caused by lacerations during surgery where the surgeon might sever nerves.
Medical Malpractice Causes
Most spinal cord injuries do occur from surgical mistakes, which is why you could easily have grounds for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. However spinal cord injuries can also be caused by improper diagnosis and treatment. For example, a doctor could fail to address an issue in a timely manner, or they could misread an x-ray and overlook your spinal cord injury. Even if you received a spinal cord injury from a car accident, it is up to the doctor to properly treat it to the best of their abilities. If your medical procedure leads to a worsening of your spinal cord condition, then you should consider seeking out legal help. The consequences of a spinal cord injury are extreme and often lifelong. You could lose the ability to return to work, and therefore lose your income on top of having a pile of medical bills. And especially in the case of becoming paralyzed or disabled, you could have serious emotional trauma as well. A spinal cord injury can change your life forever, so you should get the justice you deserve by having a medical malpractice lawyer fighting for you.
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