Spinal Surgery Negligence Claims
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Spinal Surgery Negligence Claims
Spinal injuries can cause serious complications that can affect the rest of a person’s life, and those who may have to care for them. The complexity and delicacy of the spine and the spinal cord means the outcome of a spinal injury will vary considerably from one person to the next, with some being able to recover fully from damage, while others have to suffer a lifetime of paralysis or other debilitating conditions.
Spinal injury negligence can occur in virtually any medical setting but is most common during spinal surgery. If you feel your spinal injury was the result of inadequate care, then contact The Medical Negligence Experts today.
What is Spinal Surgery Negligence?
Surgeons undergo years of study and training, so the expectation is that they will carry out operations to a consistently high standard. Spinal surgery, in essence, means to help strengthen a patient’s spine and lessen or prevent pain.
It is also a standard treatment for patients with degenerative lumbar disc disease and spondylolisthesis, and can also be used to treat scoliosis or spinal fracture. Techniques such as inserting rods and bone grafts carry a significantly high risk. Furthermore, these require careful management from the responsible surgeon.
It’s common for this surgery to achieve results with no additional injury to the patient. But there are rare occasions where a doctor or the medical team caring for the patient makes an avoidable error. Moreover, that error can sometimes cause significant and possibly irreversible harm.
- One example would be failing to assess a patient’s suitability for surgery;
- Failing to inform the patient of the risks that come with the surgery, or;
- Also, any alternative treatments;
- In addition, failing to obtain informed consent;
- Surgical errors as well;
- Unnecessary or inappropriate surgery due to misdiagnosis;
- Moreover, anaesthesia errors;
- Inadequate postoperative monitoring and care;
- Misdiagnosis or delays in scheduling surgery, and;
- Failure to refer a patient for necessary postoperative treatment, like physiotherapy.
The results of spinal surgery negligence can include nerve damage, mobility limitations, and paralysis. In some instances, further surgery and treatment can correct them, but in other cases the damage is permanent.
How Can We Help?
The Medical Negligence Experts have a team of lawyers skilled in handling medical negligence claims. We can help you determine whether you have grounds for a claim and, if so, represent you professionally to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Spinal surgery negligence claims can be some of the longest types of injury claims because of the complex nature of injuries, and the amount of time it can take to assess the effects of an injury. Working with independent medical experts, we will seek to prove that you were injured and that negligence was the cause. Our solicitors specialise in medical negligence and very experienced at negotiating on behalf of our clients to receive not only a compensation payment that reasonably covers the financial cost of their injury, but a public acknowledgement of their poor treatment.
We recommend, in short, that clients seek legal advice as early as possible. That’s because it may be feasible to obtain an interim payment in the immediate future. In essence, it can help with physical therapy and other aids and treatments to assist you as you recover.
Contact The Medical Negligence Experts today and ask us how we can help you.