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Medical Malpractice and Spinal Cord Injuries

Here is what you need to know when it comes to medical malpractice and spinal cord injuries.

An act of medical negligence can significantly hurt someone’s well-being and potentially change their life. Spinal cord injuries are an example of this, and they can be a result of medical malpractice, such as a surgical error. Here is what you need to know when it comes to medical malpractice and spinal cord injuries.

Types

The three types of spinal cord injuries are 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. When the spinal cord undergoes an unhealthy amount of pressure, a compression can occur, which may lead to a contusion. Central core syndrome and lacerations usually happen during surgery when the surgeon makes a mistake that directly impacts the spinal cord. An injury like this can be severe as severing nerves, causing paralysis and numbness. 

Causes 

A spinal cord injury could occur for many reasons. An error in diagnosis and, therefore, a lack of proper treatment is one cause. Other causes may involve the inaccurate interpretation of radiological documents like x-rays or ultrasounds can also lead to undetected spinal cord injuries. Catastrophic car accidents are the next most common cause of spinal cord injuries because of the amount of physical trauma involved. But if in a situation where a medical professional does not act promptly or make the correct decisions, then spinal cord injuries are grounds for a medical malpractice claim. 

Effects

A spinal cord injury could potentially cause lifelong disability. If that or something similar is the case for you, it’s time to see into whether you can stand for justice. By investing in a medical malpractice lawyer, you can be confident that you are in good hands. Don’t endure hospital bills, emotional anguish, and disability alone when you deserve compensation.

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