Medical Malpractice

Spinal Injury & Brain Injury

Serious spinal and brain injuries can result from medical malpractice and negligence in patient care. Anyone who is practicing medicine can commit medical malpractice, either deliberately or because of carelessness. It is the health care provider’s duty to give patients the proper care they need according the standards established by the medical community and failure to do so can result in serious injury for the patient. Even small issues of negligence can lead to patient harm, severe lifelong complications and even death.

Spinal Injuries

Injuries to the spine can be very serious and result in permanent life changing damage. Approximately 10,000 to 12,000 cases of spinal injury occur every year and most require extensive medical attention. Depending on the severity of the injury, surgery may be necessary. With all the advanced technology that goes in to treatment of a spinal injury, the risk of human error on the part of the medical practitioner is a very real possibility. Spinal injuries from mistakes during surgery or in other treatments could leave you in a state of paralysis where your spinal cord is no longer able to send messages to the appropriate receptors in the brain. Here are some of the main concerns with spinal injuries because of medical malpractice:

  • Partial or complete paralysis
  • Nerve damage
  • These sorts of spinal injuries may require further treatment and/or surgeries to attempt to correct the damage already done.

Brain Injuries

The injuries that affect the brain can lead to physical, mental, and emotional complications that may forever alter the victim’s life. Averages of 1.5 million cases of brain injury take place each year. Just as with a spinal injury, several possible damages can come from a medical malpractice injury to the brain:

  • Partial or complete paralysis
  • Vision loss
  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty with speech
  • Emotional complications

Getting Legal Help

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury to the brain or spinal column because of a medical malpractice issue, you should consult with an attorney right away. In Florida, you are allowed up to four (4) years after the date of a personal injury and two (2) years if the medical malpractice resulted in a wrongful death. Our legal offices are located in Palm Beach Gardens, Delray Beach, Orlando, Ft. Myers, Tampa, Jupiter, and Coral Springs with our main office in Margate, FL. Let one of our experienced attorneys help you receive the reimbursement you are due because of the damage caused by the medical malpractice.