Our Michigan medical malpractice attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. handle cases against orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons in cases involving misplaced pedicle screws. A misplaced pedicle screw during back surgery can have devastating neurological consequences on the patient. A patient who is injured due to an improperly placed pedicle screw may have a basis to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Medical studies show that improper pedicle screw placement can lead to neurological complications appearing early or even as late as two years after the surgery. 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.
Unfortunately, many patients are unaware that the pedicle screws have been improperly placed and are told by the surgeon that “everything looks good” and “I don’t know why you are still have pain and problems.” Quite, it is only until a second opinion is obtained and MRI studies are reviewed that the true problem is recognized and the patient is told of the complication. Many surgeons recommend removal of any pedicle screw misplaced totally within the spinal canal due to the risk of early or late neurological complications, regardless of the severity of spinal canal intrusion.
The misplaced screws can cause significant pain and disability to patient. A patient may need to undergo additional surgeries at significant medical expense. The patient may also not be able to return to work or normal activities due to this medical mistake. Back surgeries are very complicated and a poor outcome does not automatically imply that the surgeon committed medical malpractice during the surgery. It is only when the surgeon committed a medical error or mistake that a medical malpractice lawsuit can be filed.
When a surgeon improperly places pedicle screws during a spinal fusion or 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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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.