Spinal Epidural Abscess Can Be Dangerous – More Inside
Spinal epidurals are administered to women in labor as well as before certain medical procedures that target the spine area. Should they be improperly performed, a spinal abscess can form, which can be life-threatening, requiring immediate surgery to prevent permanent nerve damage or even death. A spinal abscess forms in the space between the fatty tissue that surrounds the spine, and it is typically filled with bacteria which has the potential to spread to nearby organs.
Are you looking for a spinal abscess lawyer? If you developed a massive infection leading to a spinal abscess, you may be able to collect compensation by way of a spinal infection medical malpractice lawsuit. For over 70 years, McCready Law has been at the forefront of fighting for justice for individuals across the country after they’ve been harmed by the negligent actions of a doctor. Please contact our spinal injuries attorneys NOW at (773) 985-5139 to receive your 100% FREE and confidential consultation into all things spinal abscess legal claims.
A spinal epidural abscess occurs due to an underlying infection that has been left untreated for a long time. It typically forms between spinal bone, in the skull bones, and can cause back pain, fever, difficulty walking, and incontinence among other issues.
Here are some of the symptoms associated with a spinal abscess:
- Stiff or tense joints
- Lower back pain
- Poor coordination
- Loss of bowel control
- Not being able to feel anything below the location of the abscess
A spinal epidural abscess must be treated in a timely manner in order to prevent complications. Doctors typically order various tests such as an MRI, blood panel tests, and physical examination. Failure to do this when the physician suspects a spinal epidural abscess may be grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. In order to have a valid legal claim, we must show that there existed a client physician relationship, and that there was failure when it came to the duty of care, as well as injuries directly attributed to this breach of duty of care due to negligence.
Here are some of the damages you can recover for a spinal epidural abscess claim:
- Emotional distress
- Medical costs, past and future
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
- Loss of enjoyment of life.
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