Posted On: December 29, 2010 by Mark Bello of Lawsuit Financial Corp.

Botched Spinal Surgery Leaves Patient Paralyzed


A patient becoming paralyzed after surgery is a horrific event that, unfortunately, does occur. In some cases, the paralysis may be caused by negligence or a medical error, resulting in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Such is a recent case in Maryland where a man is suing his doctor for what he calls a botched spinal surgery.

A patient underwent surgery for a neck injury he sustained after a fall. The surgeon was to remove a disk from the patient’s spine and replace it with fixed metal hardware. At some point during the surgery, the doctor allegedly tore the dura around the patient’s spinal cord. The man now has limited muscle control and permanent, though partial, paralysis.

This case is underway; the medical malpractice lawsuit filed two weeks ago; three years after the surgery that changed this man’s life forever. This can, and most likely will be, a long legal process. The burden of proof is on the patient to show where and how the negligence occurred. What if the diagnosis was incorrect? What if a machine malfunctioned during the surgery that led to the mistake? Maybe it was pure negligence on the surgical team.

In the event that the case is the result of negligence and the patient and his attorney are able to prove it, they will still need to present the case to a jury who will determine a fair and equitable settlement. Compensation can cover medical expenses, loss wages, pain and suffering, and long-term care and treatment.

Moving forward with this case will be an emotionally and financially draining process. It will be important for this patient to work closely with his attorney to ensure his rights are protected and justice is served. It won’t be a simple process as the defendant will most likely argue that the accident was either unpreventable, or not the fault of the surgeon. As he proceeds through this difficult time, he may find himself under financial duress. The bills may begin to pile up – medical expenses, mortgage, utilities, and more. How can he make ends meet when he is disabled and can no longer work? Where can he turn for financial help so he isn’t forced to settle his case too soon and for too little?

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