If you have been the victim of a failed spinal fusion surgery, an experienced medical malpractice lawyer may be able to help.
Here is what you should know if you are contemplating a lawsuit for failed spinal fusion surgery.
What Is Spinal Fusion Surgery?
Spinal fusion surgery is a common but complex surgery fusing together two or more bones in the spine.
During this surgery, one or more of the individual bones that compose your spine, also called vertebrae, are fused together to create one bone.
This surgery is often necessary because the patient’s individual vertebrae are damaged or diseased.
There are many reasons a doctor may suggest a spinal fusion surgery, including:
- Broken vertebrae
- Congenital spinal deformities that cannot be corrected with braces or external measures
- Chronic back pain
- Degenerative disc disease
- Abnormal curvatures of the spine due to scoliosis or other bone disorders, and
- Spinal disease like infection or cancer.
Regardless of what condition leads you to have spinal fusion surgery, mistakes can occur during the procedure.
The spine protects your spinal cord and insulates the information traveling from your brain to the rest of your body.
Failed spinal fusion surgery can lead to chronic pain, paralysis, and even death.
Can I Sue the Hospital for My Failed Spinal Surgery?
There are many reasons spinal fusion surgeries fail. Three of the most common reasons include:
- The doctor failed to recognize or handle a complication that arose during the spinal fusion procedure;
- The surgery was not indicated; and
- Less invasive options were never presented and/or attempted.
If a reasonably prudent surgeon would not have made the same error when presented with the same situation, you may be able to bring a lawsuit for failed spinal fusion surgery.
Be sure to speak with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer if you have been injured by a spinal fusion surgeon and/or the hospital where your surgery occurred.
A member of the Baird Mandalas Brockstedt & Federico team can help you understand your rights.
Fight for Your Rights: Let Our Attorneys Help You Obtain a Fair Spinal Fusion Lawsuit Settlement
At the law firm of Baird Mandalas Brockstedt & Federico, LLC, we understand how difficult it can be to process your experience and attempt to make sense of being harmed by a healthcare provider.
Our team of dedicated medical malpractice litigators can help you or your loved one get the justice you deserve.