New York Back Surgery Malpractice
Back and spinal injuries are among the most common injuries suffered by New Yorkers in accidents. In fact, back injuries are often suffered in falls, car accidents, and workplace accidents. Back injuries are particularly difficult to live with as any problem with the back or spine can be painful and has the potential to limit the victim’s mobility. While some back injuries can be successfully treated with physical therapy and rest, in other cases surgery is required. A successful back surgery will provide the patient with much needed relief. However, if the doctor makes an error during back surgery, the result can be not only more pain, but the result can be partial or complete loss of mobility. If you believe you or a family member has been seriously injured due to a mistake by your doctor or health care provider related to your back surgery, immediately contact an experienced New York back surgery malpractice attorney for a free, no obligation review of your case, as you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.Common back surgery complications
There are many complications that are associated with back and spine surgery. While many patients find that after a successful back surgery that experience less pain, are more productive at home and work, and require less medication, other patients end up with the opposite results. Such patients find that following back surgery they face more pain, decreased mobility, are unable to function as well at home and work, and require more medication. The potential complications depend on the type of back surgery involved, as well as the medical history of the patient. Back surgery complications and injuries can be caused by misdiagnosing the condition, mishandling of surgical tools, anesthesia errors, and performing the procedure on the wrong part of the back or spine. For example, our New York back surgery malpractice lawyers are aware of cases in which the doctor performed surgery on the wrong vertebrae.
Common complications from back surgery include infection, bleeding, blood clots, poor wound healing, damage to nerves in and around the spine, and damage to vertebrae. Some complications related to back surgery can occur even in the absence of a medical error. However, a review of your medical records can provide information as to whether or not medical malpractice was involved. Keep in mind that even if the doctor’s negligence did not cause the complication, the doctor still could be liable for medical malpractice if he or she failed to warn you about the possible risks of the procedure and get your informed consent.Pursuing compensation
Victims suffering serious injuries from botched back surgery often face an uphill battle. They frequently face chronic pain, must undergo one or more surgeries, and must go to physical therapy. It is unfair that the victim must deal with these difficult consequences of errors made by well-trained, well-compensated medical professionals. With the help of an experienced back surgery malpractice attorney in New York, you can hold the negligent doctor accountable for the mistakes he or she made by filing a medical malpractice claim. In order to prevail in the claim against a doctor for a botched back surgery, you must be able to prove that the doctor’s negligence caused your complications. You can demand compensation for out-of-pocket expenses and losses based on:
- Loss of mobility or difficult mobility
- Chronic or long-term debilitating pain
- Medical expenses for surgery, physical therapy, medication, and other treatment
- Lost income due to missing working or the inability to return to work because of paralysis, chronic pain, or related issues that prevent you from being able to work
- Psychological pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
If you have concerns that the complications that you experienced after our back surgery were due to your doctor’s negligence, contact a back surgery malpractice attorney serving New York to discuss your concerns. The staff at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates has years of experience helping victims suffering from serious injuries, chronic pain, and permanent disabilities due to negligent medical care hold the responsible medical professionals accountable. Contact us at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County and Westchester County.