Our Michigan medical malpractice attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. handle cases against hospitals and surgeons in cases involving backsurgery errors. The majority of these back surgeries are now performed by an orthopedic surgeon with spine fellowship training or a neurosurgeon. These surgeons undergo extensive education and training and most often are successful in the performance of their spine surgery.
However, a medical mistake or error during a back surgery can have devastating results. These mistakes can result in significant permanent injuries to the patient. Mistakes can result in paraplegia, Cauda equine syndrome, and loss of bowl or bladder function. Many times, the patient never fully recovers from the surgical error and is permanently disabled and requires assistance for all activities of daily living.
Back surgeries are very complicated and a poor outcome does not automatically imply that the surgeon committed medical malpractice during the surgery. Unfortunately, many patients continue to have backpain and disability after a surgery that was performed correctly. It is only when the surgeon committed a medical error or mistake that a medical malpractice lawsuit can be filed.
Common Types of Back Surgery Medical Malpractice Claims
Spine surgery techniques are now very advanced so it is surprising that there are so many serious injuries caused during a back surgery. The most common types of back surgery malpractice claims include:
- Misplaced spinal screws or screws that come loose
- Operating on the wrong disc or wrong level of the spine
- Leaving a spine fragment in the patient that impinges on the spinal cord
- Back infections that are undiagnosed or treated and put pressure on the spinal cord
- Cauda equine syndrome that is undiagnosed or a delay in treating this back injury
When a surgeon is negligent in performing a back surgery and the patient is harmed, it can give rise to a medical malpractice lawsuit. Our experienced medical malpractice legal team will review your entire patient medical chart, including the surgery reports, and then discuss the treatment with a board-certified surgeon to determine whether the condition of the spine was properly treated and whether the patient suffered an injury due to medical malpractice. If there was medical mistake by the surgeon, we then pursue a medical malpractice case for the patient.
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Statute of Limitations For Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
The statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases varies from state to state. In Michigan, you must file a lawsuit within two years of the date of the malpractice. If you miss a deadline, your claim will be lost forever. To avoid these severe consequences, you should contact the Michigan malpractice lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately.
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Contact a Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Our experienced Michigan medical malpractice lawyers handle cases for victims of malpractice in cases involving back surgery errors. Patients and their families injured by a medical mistake should contact the Michigan medical malpractice firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced attorneys about your case.