Spinal cord injuries occur when an event causes damage to your spinal cord, resulting in a loss of functionality, such as movement or sensation. These injuries vary in severity. In extreme cases, spinal cord injuries can be life altering, forcing the victim to require a caregiver in order to perform daily functions.
While it is very common for spinal cord injuries to be the result of traumatic accidents, such as car accidents, sports injuries, horseback riding accidents, and serious falls, there are also many instances where these injuries are caused by a preventable medical error. If you have suffered a spinal cord injury caused by the negligent actions of a medical professional, you may be able to recover compensation from a personal injury claim.
Mickey Fine is a personal injury lawyer fighting for the rights of victims in the Bakersfield area. He has witnessed the devastation caused by spinal cord injuries, and he’ll stand by your side every step of the way to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
The best way to learn about your rights and options after a spinal cord injury caused by a medial error is to speak with Mr. Fine in person. Please call (661) 333-3333 today to schedule a free consultation at our Bakersfield office.
Common Medical Errors which Result in Spinal Cord Injuries
The following medical errors can lead to spinal cord injuries:
- Failure to diagnose a tumor early enough to prevent damage to your spinal cord
- Surgical error during orthopedic surgery or a hematoma after back or neck surgery
- Failure to detect spinal cord infections and epidural abscesses between the bone and spinal cord
- Anesthesia error, leading to permanent nerve damage and paralysis
Often, these medical errors will lead to partial or total paralysis. Paraplegia occurs when your spinal cord is damaged in the middle or lower region, resulting in loss of movement of your lower limbs. Quadriplegia occurs when the upper region of your spinal cord is damaged, resulting in limited to no movement in both upper and lower extremities.
Mickey Fine Can Help
The medical expenses and daily care costs associated with a spinal cord injury can be massive, placing strain on your ability to support your family. It is important to be represented by an experienced spinal cord injury lawyer in order to ensure that you receive the fair compensation you deserve.
Mickey Fine has more than 25 years of experience handling spinal cord injury cases, and he knows how to detect signs that your injury was caused by a medical error. Mr. Fine will employ medical experts to help ensure that every medical detail of your case is examined properly. The high stakes associated with your health and on-going medical care require the assistance of an attorney who specializes in this sophisticated area of the law.
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of a medical error, please contact the Law Offices of Mickey Fine today to schedule a free consultation. We serve clients in Bakersfield, California.