A spinal cord injury can result from direct trauma to the spine, for example, nerve damage during back or neck surgery, or indirectly from damage to blood vessels, bones, or soft tissue immediately surrounding the vertebrae. Failure to diagnose a medical condition such as polyneuropathy may result in serious injuries, including the eventual onset of paraplegia. The most serious cases of spinal cord injury can result in quadriplegia, a paralysis of the lower and upper extremities.
Unfortunately, nerve damage and spinal cord injuries are not always immediately apparent following an accident or a mistake during a surgical procedure , as such conditions may develop or worsen over time. In cases involving an epidural abscess, failure to diagnose the condition promptly can lead to serious complications, even death. It can be very difficult to predict the patient's future need for medical care, nursing care, rehabilitation, and medical equipment.
For more than 35 years, Houston spinal cord injury lawyer Hartley Hampton has been for providing compassionate, responsive, and vigorous representation throughout south Texas for people who have suffered serious injuries to the spine following surgery, or from other improper medical treatment . If you believe your spinal injury was caused by medical negligence, please contact our Houston spinal cord injury lawyer to schedule a no-cost consultation.
Kinds of Spinal Cord Injury and Medical Malpractice
When doctors fail to perform a surgical procedure properly or a hospital provides substandard, negligent care, the following kinds of spinal cord injury can result:
- Spinal epidural abscess
- Spinal tap injury
- Epidural anesthesia
Use of an epidural during birth exposes a woman to certain kinds of risk that can result in injury to the spine and infection. If an infection occurs, it can travel through the spinal fluid to the brain, resulting in meningitis. Working with medical experts, Hartley Hampton exposes negligence on the part of healthcare providers.
A Team Approach to Your Spinal Cord Injury Compensation Claim
Our Houston spinal cord injury lawyer works with a team of professional medical specialists and investigators to determine whether medical negligence played a role in a spinal cord injury and the extent of compensation a client will need to pay for care over the course of their lifetime.
Our registered nurses consultants have extensive experience in clinical care, hospital rehabilitation care, and risk management. She is a Certified Practitioner in Healthcare Quality, and has experience as director of a quality management program for the staff of a large Texas hospital. Nurses are responsible for coordinating the efforts of a team of professional medical experts we rely on throughout your case.
Contact a Houston Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer at Hartley Hampton
Contact Houston spinal cord injury lawyer Hampton & King , to schedule a no-cost consultation about your spinal cord injury claim. We work strictly on a contingent-fee basis and advance all of the investigation, development, and court costs. Those expenses, plus our fee, are deducted from any ultimate recovery. If we are not successful, we absorb all costs and charge no fee.