Our Michigan medical malpractice attorneys recently filed a case against a Kalamazoo County Hospital and a neurosurgeon for their failure to properly diagnose and treat a sixty-five year old after spinal surgery. The patient underwent low back surgery and was admitted to the hospital after his surgery. Soon after the surgery, he began to experience signs and symptoms of cauda equine syndrome, including the lack of feeling and sensation in his legs.
Despite having these symptoms, the condition was not timely diagnosed by the neurosurgeon. Additionally, the hospital nursing staff failed to communicate the seriousness of these problems to the surgeon and other attending physicians at the hospital. These delays prevented timely surgery that could have remedied this serious medical condition.
As a result of such failure to diagnose and timely treat his cauda equina condition, his spinal cord was compressed for a prolonged period of time resulting in him sustaining severe and permanent neurologic injuries. He has been left with severe limitations and paralysis of his lower extremities. The lawsuit claims that if the patient had received proper and timely surgical treatment, he would not have sustained any paralysis and would be functioning normally today.
Our medical malpractice lawyers will be pursuing such case in an effort to recover both the pain and suffering that the patient went through as a result of the alleged negligence. The lawsuit also seeks claims for economic losses he has sustained from not being able to work and the expected cost of his future care and treatment. No trial date has been set by the court.
If you or someone you know suffers from cauda equine syndrome due to an error on behalf of the spinal surgeon or the failure of the surgeon, doctor, or hospital to properly diagnose symptoms after spinal surgery, call our top rated Michigan medical malpractice attorneys now to discuss your case. Our Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. lawyers have significant experience in these types of cases and specialize in the practice area of medical malpractice. Call today at (800) 606-1717 for your free consultation! We will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees until we prove and win your case.