Claims for medical malpractice are most commonly filed against surgeons. Part of the reason for this is the increased risk involved when a patient undergoes a surgical procedure. However, there are still important risks to be mindful of after the surgery is complete. An example of this includes spinal surgery. One of the more common complications of certain spinal procedures includes what is called an incidental durotomy, which is a tear in the tissue that covers the spinal cord and nerves. Although this is a common risk after spinal surgery, failure to properly diagnose or handle this surgical complication can lead to serious injury to the patient and even require additional invasive surgery to repair. If you have experienced complications after a surgical procedure, contact an experienced Providence medical malpractice lawyer who can evaluate your claim.
What Do You Need to Know About Medical Malpractice After Spinal Surgery?
Certain risks after a spinal surgery are more common than others. A dural tear is one of the more common surgical complications that patients face after this type of surgery. There are certain protocols that surgeons and treating physicians are supposed to follow to watch for these complications and treat them promptly. Failing to recognize the signs and symptoms or failing to treat the patient in a timely manner can result in injury to the patient. When a doctor fails to act in accordance with these protocol and subsequently causes injury to a patient, it can constitute medical malpractice and entitle the patient to collect money damages for the injuries suffered. An experienced medical malpractice lawyer can review your medical records and hire medical experts to handle your medical malpractice claim.
What Types of Injuries Can I Recover For?
In general, you will be able to receive compensation for the following types of injuries in a successful medical malpractice case:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages or loss of future income
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Permanent disability
- Wrongful death
Contact an Experienced Providence Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today!
If you or a loved one has been injured by the mistake of a doctor or health care provider in the Providence area, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses. We work with experienced medical malpractice lawyers who charge no fee until you get a settlement or award. Call us today at 1-401-831-8600 or toll free at 1-800-992-6878. You may also fill out a contact form online for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.