While there are risks to any form of surgery, spinal surgery errors can be especially devastating. An error can leave the patient partially or fully paralyzed, or in greater pain than before the surgery.
At Miller & Wagner, our attorneys have decades of experience representing victims of medical negligence, including spinal surgery errors. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. With offices in Pacific City and Portland, our lawyers represent plaintiffs injured by medical negligence throughout Oregon and Washington.
Failed Back Surgery Syndrome in Oregon and Washington
Chronic pain, numbness and other spinal issues following back surgery are often referred to as failed back surgery syndrome, or FBSS. A significant number of FBSS cases result from failed spinal fusion, especially when three or more vertebrae are fused together. Examples of errors include:
- Vertebrae that fail to fuse together
- Pedicle screws that break or become loose
- Operating on the wrong level of the back
- Recurrent disk herniation
- Pressure on a spinal nerve
- Scar tissue
If your back surgery failed, contact our lawyers for straight answers about your legal options. If your outcome was due to a medical errors or negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for the debilitating effect the surgery has had on your life, including loss of earnings, pain and suffering, and medical expenses.
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