Our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers recently settled a Wayne County lawsuit against a hospital and two physicians for their failure to properly diagnose and treat several herniated discs in a 52 year old man’s cervical spine. As a result of such failure to diagnose and timely treat his condition, the discs compressed his spinal cord resulting in him sustaining severe and permanent neurologic injuries. Due to the delay in diagnosing his condition, he developed Cauda Equina Syndrome and was left with severe limitations in his lower extremities and right hand.
Cauda equina syndrome is a medical emergency and requires a prompt diagnosis by a physician. By the time symptoms develop to the point a patient begins to complain, some nerve damage has already occurred. Surgery by an experienced spine surgeon is nearly always needed to avoid greater damage. The consequences can be very severe when there is a misdiagnosis this condition that results in a delay in surgery. Quite often, the patient is paralyzed from the waist down or suffers other symptoms, like weakness in the legs, difficulty walking, and problems with bowel and bladder control.
The medical negligence lawsuit claimed that if the patient had received proper and timely surgical treatment, he would not have sustained any paralysis and would be functioning normally today. There were numerous depositions taken in this case and it was settled at a mediation just prior to trial. The terms of the substantial settlement were required to be kept confidential.
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If you or a love one have been a victim of medical malpractice, you could be entitled to a settlement for your pain and suffering. Call us today at (800) 606-1717 and an attorney will be available to speak with you about your situation. We do not charge any legal fees unless we are able to recover a settlement for you. There is nothing to lose, so call today!