2 Common Causes of Spinal Injury LawsuitsJuly 17th, 2015
Injuries to the head, neck and spine can cause lifelong disabilities. According to Mayo Clinic, spinal cord injuries occur when the disks, vertebra or ligaments in the spinal column sustain damage. They usually happen after a sudden physical blow to the back or spine, which crushes or fractures the vertebrae.
These injuries often result from car crashes, sporting accidents or acts of violence. They also may happen due to a physician’s negligence during a medical procedure that involves the back, neck or spine.
If you have suffered a spinal injury due to someone else’s negligence, contact The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm. David A. Bowling is a New Orleans medical malpractice attorney. He can evaluate the circumstances that caused your injury and help you pursue damages from the at-fault party.
Spinal injuries can be expensive to treat, but with the right approach, we may be able to help you recover compensation for medical treatment, lost income, and pain and suffering. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (504) 586-5200.
In the meantime, read on to learn about two possible reasons to bring a spinal injury claim:
1. Defective Products
If you sustained a spinal cord injury due to a defective or malfunctioning product, then you may be able to claim damages from the manufacturer or seller. Most spinal cord injury claims that result from defective products involve vehicles or auto parts. In some cases, critical safety equipment, such as airbags or seatbelts, malfunction and cause injuries to the driver or passengers.
All personal-injury cases are unique, but one factor that they share is the concept of negligence. In order to bring a successful claim, the plaintiff must demonstrate that the defendant’s negligent behavior caused a specific injury.
Cases that involve spinal cord injuries are no exception. There are many ways that negligence can cause debilitating spinal injuries – from distracted drivers to slippery floors in a commercial establishment.
Many people forget – or simply do not know – that a physician’s negligence can cause spinal injuries. If you undergo a procedure that leaves you paralyzed or suffering from a spinal problem, then you may have grounds for a malpractice claim.
Medical malpractice claims can be difficult to prove – particularly if the procedure is inherently risky. You also may need expert testimony to support your claim.
You can learn more about filing a medical malpractice lawsuit by reading through the National Conference of State Legislatures.
If you were a victim of medical malpractice in Louisiana, then The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm may be able to help. David A. Bowling is a medical malpractice lawyer who has the resources to structure your claim and fight for fair compensation. Mr. Bowling has access to medical experts who may be able to provide invaluable testimony to support your lawsuit.
As a victim of medical malpractice, you should not have to pay for health-care costs and rehabilitation out of pocket. To find out if you may have a legitimate claim, call The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm at (504) 586-5200.