Spinal Cord Injuries from Medical Malpractice
A spinal cord injury can result from direct trauma to the spine, for example, nerve damage occurring 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 30 years, medical malpractice attorney Hartley Hampton has been for providing compassionate, responsive, and vigorous representation throughout south Texas for people who have suffered serious injuries to their spine following surgery or from other improper medical treatment. If you believe your spinal injury was caused by medical negligence, please contact our Houston law offices to schedule a no-cost consultation.
Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
The law office of Hartley Hampton represents people with spinal cord injuries sustained in the following kinds of accidents:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian knockdowns
- Bicycle accidents
- Epidural abscess
- Construction accidents
- Medical malpractice
A Team Approach to Your Spinal Cord Injury Compensation Claim
We work 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 leading the efforts of a team of professional medical experts we rely on throughout your case.
Contact Hartley Hampton, P.C., 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.