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Do I Have Grounds for a Back Surgery Malpractice Lawsuit?

If the surgical hardware was used incorrectly, if the wrong medication or dosage was prescribed, if the patient was diagnosed incorrectly, if there is a persistent back pain, pressure ulcers or staph infections after surgery, you may have grounds to file a back surgery malpractice lawsuit.

There are grounds for a malpractice lawsuit in the following situations:

  • The surgeon used the surgical hardware incorrectly
  • The surgeon made a careless mistake during the treatment or the surgery
  • The physician was not able to detect complications or an infection after the surgery
  • The patient was given the wrong medication or dosage
  • The patient was diagnosed incorrectly
  • Forgetting medical instruments inside the patient's body
  • Persistent back pain after the surgery
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Staph infection that can sometimes be fatal

These are only some of the factors that will make good ground for a malpractice lawsuit. If you want it to be a legal case, you must have proof that the damages and injuries you suffered were the results of malpractice that occurred during the back surgery procedure.

Besides the medical negligence or malpractice that can take place during the surgery, errors might also occur in the post or preoperative setting. For example, if a hematoma forms in the vicinity of the spinal cord, and it is not diagnosed in time, it might cause permanent quadriplegia.

At the moment of the back surgery procedure, the patient is inevitably exposed to important risks, that can be avoided if the procedure was performed with the highest care and attention by the medical team. Mr. Sean M. Cleary can represent you in a malpractice case, using his years of experience in the field that lead to numerous such cases being won. For a free consultation, call our Miami based office at 305.416.9805.

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