Neurosurgical Medical Malpractice Attorneys Indianapolis
Neurosurgeons typically diagnose and treat issues involving the brain and spine. Conditions involving congenital problems like spina bifida, degenerative diseases of the spine associated with slipped or herniated discs, or infections of the brain or spinal cord such as meningitis require a high level of skill to treat. Neurosurgeons are required to complete education focused on the central and peripheral nervous system after they complete their general medical education to become a doctor. Patients put their trust in neurosurgeons to treat various conditions of the brain and spine. When neurosurgeons fail to perform procedures properly, the results can have a devastating effect on the patient’s quality of life.
A tethered spinal cord is a condition that can affect people of any age. This condition could be present at birth or could develop later in life. Either way, the condition generally is identified by the restricted movement of the spinal cord at its base. The restriction does not allow the spinal cord to move up and down inside the spina canal which can cause pain and potentially serious damage to the tissues of the spinal cord and lead to other serious injury. Some symptoms of a tethered spinal cord include pain in the legs, hips, or genital area as well as numbness or weakness in the legs and bladder or bowel control difficulties.
Summary of a negligently performed tethered cord surgery claim
A young woman presented to a neurosurgeon for treatment of her tethered spinal cord. After surgery, the doctor informed the woman that the cord was successfully untethered. After continuing to experience pain and discomfort following the procedure, the woman received a second opinion from another physician and was informed that the neurosurgeon had not untethered her spinal cord as he claimed and he had damaged the surrounding vertebrae during his negligently performed procedure.
Spinal cord medical malpractice lawsuit
If you or someone you know suffered a serious injury as a result of negligence by a neurosurgeon or other medical professional, contact us. Our medical malpractice attorneys can provide you with a free, no obligation case evaluation and advise you of your legal rights and options. We have experience litigating claims across the state of Indiana and can help you.