Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
When a spinal injury occurs, it can impact the victim and those in their family for the rest of their lives. While many spinal injuries are caused by accidents, that is not always the case. It is hard enough to live with the burden of a spinal cord injury without knowing it could have been prevented. When spinal cord damage is caused by medical malpractice, the victim deserves to have legal recourse to help them pay for their medical care and to pursue justice to prevent any other people from incurring the same fate.
Spinal cord injuries that are caused by medical errors are difficult to accept. These can occur during surgery or other treatments that are meant to benefit the patient yet end up causing permanent harm. Some of the causes of spinal cord injuries that may be due to medical malpractice or negligence include:
- Botched back or neck surgeries
- Misdiagnosis of a spinal tumor
- Misdiagnosis of medical condition impacting the spinal cord
- Medication errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Patient injuries in a medical facility leading to spinal cord injury
When it can be discovered that a medical mistake, error or negligence is the primary cause of a spinal injury, the patient and their family deserve to be compensated.
Costs of Spinal Cord Injuries
The expenses that can come with a spinal cord injury are astronomical. A serious spinal cord injury can cost upward of a $100,000 or more the first year and have ongoing medical and therapy costs for the rest of the victim’s life. Medical expenses, equipment, alterations to living spaces, loss of work and many other factors need to be considered. A medical malpractice lawsuit can help cover these many expenses, which is the least that can be done to ensure the victim receives the care they need.
If you or one of your family members have incurred a spinal cord injury from medical negligence, please contact our team at Moriarty Injury Lawyer today. We can help you determine whether a medical malpractice lawsuit is in your best interest.