Easton Spinal Cord Injury
As the information superhighway carrying nerve signals back-and-forth between the central nervous system (i.e., the brain and associated structures) to the peripheral nervous system (i.e., the nerves in your limbs, face, and throughout rest of your body), the spinal cord is one of the most important structures in the body. Given its central connective functionality, spinal cord injuries can lead to widespread issues.
Though Easton healthcare professionals are usually well-meaning and helpful, they are capable of making mistakes, too, especially when they do not adhere to the professional standard of care necessary under the circumstances. Failure to properly diagnose and treat patients can lead to severe medical injuries, including the spinal cord. If you’ve suffered a spinal cord injury in the healthcare context, you may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries pursuant to Pennsylvania law. Call (888) 777-7098 to get connected with an Easton spinal cord injury lawyer here at Drake, Hileman & Davis, PC.
Easton Spinal Cord Injuries and Medical Negligence
In the medical context, spinal cord injuries can occur due to healthcare negligence in a variety of situations, including, but not necessarily limited, to:
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of early-stage spinal cord infection, injury, or cancer
- Failure to safely conduct diagnostic tests, such as a spinal tap
- Errors in surgical intervention
- Inadequate monitoring of patient’s condition
- Fatigued workers, heightening risk of injury-causing mistakes
Healthcare professionals are only human, and mistakes are inevitable. However, Pennsylvania law will entitle you to compensation if the treating healthcare professional makes a mistake while failing to adhere to the standard of care expected of them, given the circumstances. For example, a physician who is intoxicated while performing a spinal tap test is clearly violating the professional standard of care expected in such circumstances.
Damages May Be Substantial
Spinal cord injuries are often associated with extensive losses. Whereas a serious leg injury might lead to wage loss due to a few missed months of work, for example, a spinal cord injury can affect the plaintiff’s ability to continue in the same line of work, or even to continue working at all. Spinal cord injuries can be so severe as to confine the plaintiff to their bed for extended periods of time, making a traditional career quite a bit less feasible.
Such injuries are also likely to result in substantial pain and suffering, as well as emotional distress. Those who have been inflicted with spinal cord injuries describe a broad range of sensations, such as pulsing, sharp, or burning pain, movement issues, loss of sensation, hypersensitivity, and more. The distress caused by functional loss and continuous negative sensation can be rather intense, and may have enormous psychological impacts in the long-term.
Connect With a Qualified Easton Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Today
Since 1985, Drake, Hileman & Davis, PC, has been helping personal injury and medical malpractice claimants secure compensation for their injuries. Here at Drake, Hileman & Davis, PC, we believe that respect for the client and their concerns lies at the foundation of a successful attorney-client relationship. We recognize that your case is unique, and that your suffering is serious.
Throughout the litigation process, we consider your needs and tailor the case strategy to reflect the particular circumstances of your case. If you’d like to negotiate a settlement, we can do so. If you’re not pleased with the settlement offers and would like to push through to trial, we’ll bring our resources to bear and will take your case to trial on your behalf.
If you’d like to setup a free consultation with an Easton spinal cord injury lawyer, call (888) 777-7098 today. Our attorneys will assess your claims and help formulate a strategy for moving forward with litigation.