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Discectomy Surgery Malpractice Lawyer

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A discectomy is performed to relieve the pressure that herniated discs put on a spinal nerve, resulting in constant pain and trouble standing/walking, for instance. Did your doctor recommend a discectomy to alleviate some of your symptoms? Did you agree to the procedure hoping that your symptoms would go away? Did the procedure go wrong in some way?

If your discectomy was botched, performed incorrectly, or led to complications, you might have grounds to take legal action. More specifically, you might have grounds to file a medical malpractice claim against the doctor or the hospital. If you are interested in learning more about your right to pursue a medical malpractice claim, you should seek legal assistance with a discectomy surgery medical malpractice lawyer at your earliest convenience.

You can trust the discectomy operation medical negligence lawyers at Kenmore Law Group to provide you with the guidance that you need to reach a successful claim outcome. Kenmore Law Group is a personal injury law group with many years of experience handling all sorts of injury claims, including medical malpractice claims. Our lawyers are committed to providing all victims with the guidance necessary to reach a successful claim outcome. If you would like to discuss your claim with the experts at our firm, contact our firm today.

About Discectomy Surgical Procedures

A discectomy is a surgical procedure that is performed to remove the portion of or the entire herniated disc that is putting pressure on a nerve in the spine. During the discectomy, the surgeon might need to remove ligament or spinal bones to be able to access the herniated disc. After accessing the herniated disc, a fragment of the disc (the part that pinches the nerve) is removed; this relieves pressure on the nerve. In cases where the whole disc must be removed, the surgeon will need to put in a bone or a synthetic bone where the disc was removed. Then, the vertebrae are fused together; this also relieves pressure on the nerve.

In general, discectomies are considered to be safe procedures. However, it is possible for complications to arise. Without a doubt, there is a greater risk of complications if the surgeon acts negligently during the procedure or immediately after the procedure.

Some examples of complications include the following:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Spinal fluid leaks
  • Nerve injuries
  • Blood vessel injuries

In addition to these complications, discectomies can go wrong in other ways. For example, doctors could remove the wrong disc, remove the wrong part of the disc, and leave gauze or other medical equipment inside the patient’s body, for example.

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Medical Malpractice – The Doctor or Hospital Might Be Liable

Did the actions of the doctor lead to discectomy surgery complications? If so, you might have grounds to sue. More specifically, you could sue based on the concept of medical malpractice. Based on medical malpractice, doctors owe their patients a duty of care. For the duty of care to exist, there must be a doctor-patient relationship (that is, the doctor agreed to treat the patient and the patient agreed to be treated by the doctor). What duty of care is owed to patients? Doctors owe their patients a duty to exercise the highest level of skill, care, and diligence. When doctors breach their duty of care (e.g. perform surgeries carelessly, fails to remove the necessary disc, performs the surgery on the correct site, and leaves medical equipment inside the patient’s body), they are putting their patients at risk of suffering harm (or complications). When the patient is harmed as a direct result of a doctor’s breach of duty, the doctor can be liable.

What does this mean? Can I sue my doctor for a botched discectomy surgery? Yes, you can sue your doctor if your surgery was botched. You might have grounds to hold the doctor accountable for the harm suffered. In other words, you can sue the doctor for medical malpractice. Can you sue the hospital as well? Because of vicarious liability and the fact that employers could be liable for the actions of their employees, you could sue the hospital for medical negligence.

If you are interested in learning more about what you should do to prepare to sue for spinal fusion complications associated with discectomy medical malpractice, contact our firm today.

What Should You Do?

If you were the victim of medical malpractice, there are a number of things that you should do ensure that you can pursue a claim against the negligent doctor or hospital. What should you do? You should follow the recommendations listed below:

  • Seek medical care (do not be afraid to speak to your doctor about your complications)
  • Take photos of any visible harm (redness, inflammation, discoloration, etc.)
  • Speak to witnesses (including nurses, nurse assistants, or physician’s assistance, etc.)
  • Gather all relevant medical records (must include records of original treatment and any additional treatment that was necessary due to the malpractice
  • Gather records of lost wages or other losses/expenses associated with the malpractice
  • Seek legal assistance with an experienced attorney as soon as possible

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You Can Receive Compensation

Are you eligible to recover compensation for the harm that you or a member of your family suffered associated with a botched discectomy? Based on the details surrounding your claim, you might be eligible to recover compensation for discectomy surgery error. Could you really be eligible to recover compensation? If so, what type of compensation could you receive?

Although every claim is different, you could be eligible to recover compensation for at least some of the following:

  • Medical fees
  • Lost earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of consortium
  • Punitive damages

What determines your right to recover monetary compensation? Your right to recover any form of compensation is based on the details surrounding your claim, including the severity of the harm suffered, the need for additional treatment, and the permanency of the harm, for example. In addition, other factors like whether you were unable to work and earn income can also affect the compensation that you could be eligible to receive.

To ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the type and amount of compensation that you could recover, you should seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm as soon as possible. Our lawyers will aggressively fight for your right to recover the compensation to which you are entitled. Do not hesitate to contact our experts today.

Filing Your Claim Within the Statute of Limitations

How long do you have to pursue your claim? Because your claim is subject to a strict timeline based on the applicable statute of limitations, you could lose your right to sue if you fail to file within the appropriate timeframe. How long do you have to pursue your medical malpractice claim? The statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in the state of California allows for the following timeline to file:

  • Three years from the date of injury (i.e. the date of the malpractice)
  • One year from the date of discovery of the injury

If you are interested in learning more about the specific length of time that you have to pursue your claim, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm as soon as possible. Our lawyers will help you file your malpractice claim within the time allowed by the statute of limitations.

Contact Kenmore Law Group

Did you suffer medical malpractice during your discectomy procedure? If so, you might have grounds to sue; more specifically, you might have grounds to pursue a discectomy medical malpractice lawsuit. If you are interested in discectomy surgery lawsuit information, you should seek legal assistance immediately. You can trust the medical malpractice attorneys at Kenmore Law Group to provide you with the guidance that you need to sue the doctor or hospital liable for the harm that you suffered. Kenmore Law Group is a personal injury law firm with many years of experience handling all sorts of injury claims, including but not limited to medical malpractice claims. Our lawyers are ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with the guidance that you need to reach a positive claim outcome.

Would you like to discuss your discectomy surgery malpractice with the medical negligence lawyers at our firm? If so, do not hesitate to contact our firm immediately. At our firm, we offer free legal services. Our free legal services allow all affected parties to benefit from our legal assistance without having to worry about fees. More specifically, our firm offers free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our lawyers will be available to answer your questions and address all your concerns. You can be certain that our lawyers will provide you with absolutely all the information that you will need to start (or continue/redirect) your medical malpractice claim. If you are ready to benefit from our free legal services, contact our firm today.

Our firm offers a Zero-Fee guarantee; therefore, our clients will not be required to cover any upfront legal fees for our legal services. In addition, because our firm is based on contingency, our clients will not be required to pay anything until after winning their claims. If you do not win, you will not be responsible for paying legal expenses.

Contact our discectomy medical malpractice lawyers today to learn more about your right to sue.

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