Articles Posted in Paraplegia / Quadriplegia Malpractice

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A Florida jury has ordered a woman’s ex-doctor to pay $36.6 million in a medical malpractice case for failing to properly perform a steroid injection, causing damage to the woman’s spinal cord. The woman now has a disfigured right arm and suffers from constant pain since the pain management doctor left her with a four-inch hole in her spinal cord. The woman had sought treatment from the doctor for a car accident. A copy of an article regarding the case can be found here.

As an experienced Baltimore, Maryland medical malpractice lawyer, I have successfully handled many medical malpractice cases involving spinal cord injuries. These injuries can be catastrophic, causing a life-time of pain, medical and other care expenses and lost income. Recently, I obtained a record settlement in the case of a woman who was paralyzed during spinal cord stimulator surgery. Now, I am representing a man who suffered a spinal cord injury during disk surgery, causing him to suffer paralysis. Malpractice causing a person to be paralyzed deserves to be compensated, due to the extreme nature of the injury.

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A jury in Tennessee has awarded a couple from Texas more than $22 million in a medical malpractice case. The Plaintiff in the case was left paralyzed from the waist down after complications from surgery for a broken leg. A copy of the article can be found here.

Cases involving paralysis are extremely complicated and require an experienced medical malpractice lawyer. In addition to proving that the doctor or hospital did something wrong, the lawyer must be able to prove the nature and extent of future medical and other care, the cost of that care and the value of any lost wages or income.

As an experienced Baltimore, Maryland medical malpractice lawyer, I have successfully handled many cases involving paralysis due to medical malpractice. To see some of the cases I have handled, click here.

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A California couple have won a $16.5 million medical malpractice verdict against a neurosurgeon. The patient suffered a fractured spine while off-roading and was taken to a hospital where the neurosurgeon was on call. Despite the spinal injury, the man was not seen until the next day and not operated on until two days after his injury, cusing paraplegia. The verdict included compensation for future medical care, lost wages and pain and suffering. The couple had previously settled their claims against the hospital for a confidential amount.

As an experienced Baltimore, Maryland medical malpractice lawyer, I have handled a number of medical malpractice cases in which we alleged that a doctor or hospital caused paraplegia or quadriplegia. In one case, a man fell and suffered a subluxation (partial displacement) of his spine which needed to be decompressed and realigned so it did not continue to press on the spinal cord. The experienced emergency room doctor recommended immediate decompression but a neurosurgery resident disagreed which resulted in the man waiting hours before the decompression began. During the decompression procedure, he became permanently paralyzed. He lived that way for one year, and then died of complications from the paraplegia. What a sad story.

These cases are extremely complicated, requiring neurosurgery, neurology, life care planning and economics experts. Only an experienced attorney should pursue these cases. To see some of the cases I have handled, click here.