Portland Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
In medical malpractice cases, spinal cord injuries usually reflect errors in treatment rather than diagnosis. A frequent cause of such injuries is unnecessary surgery underwritten by the workers' compensation system for traumatic back injuries suffered on the job. Neurological damage can follow surgical errors, anesthesia errors, or even errors relating to the positioning of the patient by members of the operating team.
If you or someone in your family needs advice about your legal rights in the aftermath of a medical error resulting in a severe spinal cord injury, contact an attorney at the Portland law firm of Miller & Wagner, LLP, for a free initial consultation. We advise and represent people in Oregon and Washington about medical malpractice claims, including those involving spinal cord damage.
The following pages provide more information about spinal injuries in a hospital setting:
- Spine injuries from neurosurgery: The large majority of spinal cord injuries resulting from medical negligence are the result of inappropriate diagnosis and procedural care during neurosurgery.
- Spinal surgery negligence: A significant number of failed spinal surgeries result from failed spinal fusion, especially when three or more vertebrae are fused together.
- Paralysis: The most devastating result from spinal surgery errors is full or partial paralysis.
Informed consent is often an issue in medical malpractice claims involving spinal cord injuries. Was the patient fully advised of the risks inherent in the procedure? Was the patient advised of more conservative treatment alternatives? To the extent that the patient's injuries reflected known potential complications, what steps did the doctor or hospital take to avoid them or test for them after surgery?
With 25 years of medical malpractice trial experience, Dave Miller knows how to assemble and work with the team of medical experts necessary to review these questions and develop the litigation strategy that will be most effective in your situation. To discuss your claims with Portland spinal cord injury lawyer, contact Miller & Wagner in Portland for a free consultation.
Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers Serving Bend, Salem and Eugene
Call 503-821-7219 or 866-785-6625 to arrange a no-cost consultation with our Portland spinal injury attorneys. We represent clients throughout Oregon and southwestern Washington. For your convenience, we have a satellite office in Eugene.