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Can a patient sue a surgeon for misplaced pedicle screws during spinal surgery?

Yes, a patient may be able to sue a surgeon for misplaced pedicle screws during spinal surgery if they suffer serious injuries due to the surgery error, including neurological consequences. The medical malpractice attorneys at the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. have significant experience when it comes to these types of cases.

Misplaced pedicle screws can cause spinal canal intrusion and damage the spinal cord and nerves.  If this misplacement is recognized during surgery, the screws can often be removed without serious injury or consequences.  However, when this situation is not recognized and this intrusion occurs over a period of time, the injuries to the patient can be devastating.

The negligent medical provider may be liable for significant damages for the failure to provide appropriate treatment, especially when the injuries and damages caused by the improper treatment are substantial. Patients and their families injured by a medical mistake during spinal surgery should contact the Michigan medical malpractice firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. at (800) 606-1717 to discuss their case with one of our experienced attorneys. We will investigate your claim and determine whether or not your cause of injury was a result of medical malpractice. If there was a surgical error, we then pursue a lawsuit for the patient.

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