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Spinal Laminectomy and Spinal Decompression Surgery Malpractice Lawyer

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Laminectomy, also known as decompression surgery, is performed to relieve pressure on the spine as well as pressure on the nerves. Laminectomy is often used as a last resort after other options (including pain medication, physical therapy, etc.) have been exhausted. Did your doctor recommend a spinal laminectomy or a spinal decompression surgery to address your symptoms? Did you go through the procedure hoping that your symptoms would be eradicated? Unfortunately, it is possible for your symptoms to have worsened significantly – or for new symptoms to arise; this could be directly associated with the negligence of your doctor.

Did your doctor’s negligence lead to a botched surgery? If your doctor recklessly or carelessly performed your operation resulting in harm, he or she likely exercised medical malpractice. If you were the victim of medical malpractice, you might be eligible to pursue a claim. More specifically, you might have grounds to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit against your doctor; under some circumstances, you could also pursue a claim against the hospital.

Are you interested in learning more about your right to sue? If so, you should speak with a spinal laminectomy or spinal decompression surgery medical malpractice lawyer at your earliest convenience. You can trust the experts at Kenmore Law Group to provide you with the guidance that you need to hold the negligent doctor and/or hospital accountable for the harm resulting from the malpractice.

Kenmore Law Group is a personal injury law firm that has dedicated many years to representing the rights of victims harmed due to the negligence of others. Our experts have successfully handled many types of claims, including medical malpractice claims against doctors and hospitals. Would you like to discuss your right to pursue a claim with a spinal laminectomy or spinal decompression operation medical negligence lawyer? If so, contact the experts at Kenmore Law Group as soon as possible. Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys are ready to provide you with the information that you need to reach a successful claim outcome.

About Spinal Laminectomy or Spinal Decompression Surgery

Spinal laminectomy or spinal decompression is a procedure that removes the lamina (the back part of a vertebra covering the spinal canal). The procedure creates space and essentially enlarges the spinal canal to relieve spinal and nerve pressure. In general, the procedure is an option for patients who have bony overgrowths (or bone spurs) within their spinal canal associated with spinal arthritis. The bony overgrowths narrow the space available for the spinal cord as well as nerves, resulting in spinal pressure. Spinal pressure is usually associated with pain, numbness, and weakness that can sometimes radiate to the legs (and even the arms in some situations).

Like all surgical procedures, there are risks associated with spinal laminectomies or spinal decompression surgeries. However, the risk of complication is much lower if the doctor exercise the highest duty of care while performing the procedure.

Some of the risks associated with laminectomy and spinal decompression include the following:

  • Bleeding
  • Blood clots
  • Infection
  • Nerve injury
  • Spinal fluid leak

The risks listed above can be considered to be normal complications, however. But the negligent actions of a doctor can actually lead to incidents during the procedure that could lead to additional harm to the patient.

What could go wrong during a laminectomy? During the procedure, the following could negligently occur:

  • The doctor could perform the procedure on the wrong site
  • The doctor could incorrectly perform the procedure
  • The doctor could sever a nerve or a major blood vessel
  • The doctor could fail to remove gauze or tools before closing the incision site

Did you suffer spinal fusion complications associated with the negligence of a doctor? If so, you should speak with an expert immediately to learn more about spinal laminectomy or spinal decompression surgery lawsuit information. After all, you might have the right to sue.

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Medical Malpractice – You Have the Right to Sue

Can I sue my doctor for a botched spinal laminectomy or spinal decompression surgery? Yes, you can sue your doctor if your doctor’s careless or reckless actions directly led to your spinal laminectomy or spinal decompression surgery complications. More specifically, you could sue based on medical negligence. This is because doctors owe their patients a duty of care. That is, doctors have the duty to exercise the highest level of care, diligence, and skill when treating their patients. Unfortunately, doctors can breach their duty of care. They can act recklessly and contribute to incidents (i.e. incorrectly performing the procedure, etc.) which could directly lead to harm to the patient.

When this occurs, the doctor or hospital could be liable. More specifically, the doctor could be liable based on his or her specific actions. Additionally, the hospital could be liable based on the fact that employers could be responsible for the actions of their employees. Can you sue? Yes, you can sue the doctor for medical malpractice; you can also sue the hospital for medical negligence.

Should You Follow Any Specific Steps?

What should you do after becoming the victim of medical malpractice at the hands of the doctor who performed your laminectomy or decompression surgery? There are a number of things that you should do to ensure that you can hold the negligent doctor accountable for the malpractice that you suffered. What should you do? Consider some of the recommendations listed below:

  • Inform your doctor of the complications resulting from the procedure
  • Seek another medical opinion
  • Speak to witnesses (if not possible, collect the names of all doctors/nurses involved in your procedure)
  • Gather all medical records associated with your first procedure and any follow-up procedures as well as any additional care required after the malpractice
  • Gather records associated with any lost income associated with the malpractice
  • Seek the assistance of an experienced medical malpractice lawyer immediately

You Could Be Eligible to Recover Compensation

Are you entitled to recover any monetary compensation for the harm that you suffered associated with the laminectomy malpractice? Based on the details surrounding your claim, you could be eligible to recover compensation for spinal laminectomy or spinal decompression surgery error. How much compensation could you receive? What is the average case value associated with your claim? Based on the details surrounding your medical malpractice claim, you could be eligible to recover compensation for some of the following:

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

The compensation that you could be eligible to receive will always be based on the details surrounding your claim; therefore, you should discuss the details of your situation with an experienced lawyer before making any assumptions regarding what you could recover. When you allow the experts at our firm to handle your claim, you can trust that our lawyers will be available to aggressively fight for your right to recover the compensation that you deserve. If you would like to learn more about the total amount of compensation that you could recover if your claim is successful, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm today.

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Filing Your Claim Within the Statute of Limitations

All claims are subject to a statute of limitations; a statute of limitations that determines the total length of time that claimants have to pursue their claims. If claimants do not file their claim within the time allowed by the appropriate statute of limitations, they could lose their right to sue; they will be unable to pursue any sort of legal action. Because of the risk of losing the right to sue, it is essential that have a thorough understanding of the deadline that applies to your claim.

How long do you have to pursue your claim against the negligent doctor? In California, product liability claims are subject to the following deadlines:

  • Three years from the date of injury
  • One year from the date of discovery

To ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the total length of time that you have to pursue your medical negligence claim, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm as soon as possible. Our lawyers will help you file your claim within the appropriate length of time.

Contact Kenmore Law Group Today

Were you the victim of medical malpractice associated with your spinal laminectomy or a spinal decompression surgery? If so, you might have grounds to sue. More specifically, you might have grounds to pursue a medical malpractice claim against the doctor or hospital. If you are in need of legal assistance, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm as soon as possible. Our medical malpractice attorneys are ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with the guidance that you need to reach a successful claim outcome.

Our firm offers free consultations and free second opinions; these free legal services allow our experts to remain accessible for all affected parties. During these legal services, our medical malpractice lawyers will be available to answer all your questions, address all your concerns, and provide you with the guidance necessary to pursue your claim against the negligent doctor or hospital. To benefit from our free legal services, contact our firm today.

Our firm offers a Zero-Fee guarantee, meaning that our clients will not be required to pay upfront legal fees. Our firm is also based on contingency; therefore, our clients will not be required to pay anything until after reaching a successful claim outcome.

Contact Kenmore Law Group today for more information regarding your right to sue.

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