Spinal Cord Injury & Malpractice
Peachtree City Medical Malpractice Lawyers
While most spinal cord injuries are the direct result of violent accidents, such as a car accident or slip and fall accident, many are actually caused by a doctor’s or surgeon’s mistake. Spinal cord injury cases stemming from medical malpractice are often more complicated and more difficult to pursue than cases involving accidents. This is due to the fact that causality, and therefore liability, can be unclear, or due to medical professionals having strong protections against liability and backing from legal teams.
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury due to a medical malpractice, you can gain tenacious legal backing of your own by working with Webb & Taylor, LLC. Our Peachtree City personal injury attorneys have been helping the wrongfully injured for more than 30 years, and we would be happy to explain your own rights and legal options, as well as more about our services, during a free initial consultation. Call (770) 631-1811 or contact us online at your first opportunity to begin.
How Medical Malpractice Can Cause a Spinal Injury
The spinal column is one of the most sensitive and fragile parts of the human body. Medical practitioners need to be particularly careful when performing any procedure that could have an impact on the spine. Going outside the accepted standards of care – which is the groundwork of any incident of medical malpractice – could lead to severe consequences, such paralysis, chronic pain, or death.
Three ways a doctor could cause a patient’s spinal cord injury include:
- Surgical mistake: Operations on the spine, or even remotely near it, require the utmost care and precision. A doctor that is not well-versed with any such procedure should not attempt it, unless absolutely necessary. A single misplaced incision or failed disc fusion could be catastrophic.
- Misdiagnosis: Doctors are expected to be able to diagnose conditions as soon as symptoms manifest. When they cannot, calling upon other physicians for additional opinions and input is expected. Since many spinal cord injuries actually worsen over time, failing to do everything possible to diagnose a condition, or diagnosing a condition incorrectly, could be a direct cause of a spinal cord injury.
- Prescription error: Some medications have unpredictable or untested side effects, including causing damage to the spinal column, usually through a disruption of healthy spinal fluid production. Prescribing the wrong drugs to a patient could make a doctor liable for any spinal cord damage. In other cases, the fault lies more on the drug manufacturer.
You Rest While We Work on Your Case
Client comfort and confidence are priorities here at Webb & Taylor, LLC. Our Peachtree City medical malpractice attorneys enjoy being able to say that they have made a positive difference in their clients’ lives through avid legal representation. This genuine compassion and drive helps us create stronger cases for our clients, which in turn improves their chances of winning a fair settlement or verdict.
Start discussing your legal options today by filling out an online contact form.