$I Billion for Injured New Yorkers
Our Results
  • $30.1 Million NYC - Medical Malpractice Case
  • $15 Million Manhattan - Medical Malpractice Case
  • $3 Million Queens - Wrongful Death Case
  • $5.5 Million Bronx - Birth Injury Accident
  • $30.1 Million NYC - Medical Malpractice Case
  • $15 Million Manhattan - Medical Malpractice Case
  • $3 Million Queens - Wrongful Death Case
  • $5.5 Million Bronx - Birth Injury Accident
  • $7.75 Million NYC - Medical Malpractice Case
Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP
Experienced & Trusted Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Call today for a Free Consultation
Serving the greater NYC Area: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx & Staten Island

The Legalities around Spinal Surgery Medical Malpractice

Spinal Cord Injuries - SCIs

Spinal cord injuries can have a lasting impact on a person. If left untreated, spinal injuries could impact the motor and sensory functions of the cord. Modern day spinal cord surgeries reduce the pain and suffering associated with spinal injuries.

However, surgeons need to monitor spinal injury surgeries carefully. It is now a standard procedure to take extra care during spinal surgery to prevent any deformity or scoliosis of the spine. It has been established that acute monitoring helps prevent loss of muscular function and paralysis. In a spinal cord surgery, paraplegia and quadriplegia are probable complications that can occur.

The entire medical team of surgeons, anesthesiologists needs to cautiously monitor spinal cord surgeries to avoid surgical complications.

Complications Post-surgery

Spinal correction surgeries address correction of spinal deformities of complex nature. Herniation of the spinal disc could compress the spinal cord. Hematoma or blood/fluid collection, fracture of the vertebra, an infection or even a tumor could cause spinal compression. However, in spite of standard care, sensory changes that are transient, numbness in arms and legs, pain & suffering are some of the complications that arise during or after spinal cord surgeries. These complications could arise due to negligence of the surgeons or the attending medical team.

Emergency Medical Intervention

Spinal cord injury may need immediate surgical intervention post automobile accidents, slip & fall accidents, blunt force trauma due to physical assault, high-rise fall in case of construction workers. If there is a worsening neurologic dysfunction, emergency surgical intervention could be necessitated. The surgeon decides whether an emergency intervention is required, based on the complexity of the injury and the extent of damage.

The orthopedic surgeon has a greater role in handling an SCI patient. The surgeon is required to ensure immobilization and complete evaluation of the patient in the ER. Accurate diagnosis follows this procedure that includes ruling out of additional complications arising out of SCI. Traumatic spinal injuries affect the ability of the spinal cord to regulate blood flow in the area of injury, and this leads to complications in the blood flow.

Hence it is imperative that the orthopedic surgeon works towards immediate medical management of blood flow and oxygen supply and prevention of any neurogenic shock. This situation may necessitate ventilation, support systems to stabilize and regulate blood pressure and prevention of the onset of anemia.

Interventional Spinal Surgeries

Different kinds of spinal injury surgeries include:

· Laminectomy

· Multilevel Spinal Fusion

· Kyphoplasty

· Anterior Cervical Discectomy

· Bone Grafting

· Scoliosis correction or spinal alignment surgeries

· Endoscopic Spinal Surgery

· Foramenotomy

· Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)

Medical Negligence and Malpractice in Spinal Injury Surgeries

Medical negligence in spinal injury surgeries could lead to:

· Interactions due to drug therapy

· Incorrect surgery

· Wrong diagnosis of neurological disorders

· Nerve damage in treatment or surgery

· Post-operative infections, inadequate care

· Undiagnosed, incorrect, delayed medical diagnosis

· Hypoxia, anesthesia errors

· Failure of medical equipment, ER related errors

Call 212 697 9280 Free! Call our New York City spinal surgery malpractice attorneys to schedule your free initial case evaluation. Do not pay us the attorneys' fees in medical neglect cases unless we are successful in your case. You will not be asked to. You are not paid unless we are paid and your consultation is free.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Learn About Medical Malpractice Cases in NYC

Watch all videos »

Listen to our clients

Watch all videos »

Case of the month

$7,750,000 Recovery Due to Negligent Care in NYC Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Our client, a 5 year-old patient receives almost $8 million in compensation from an NYC hospital in a medical malpractice claim won by Rosenberg, Minc,Falkoff & Wolf. Daniel Minc, representing the injured child with his team of legal and medical experts said "it was great day for the family".

The case involved negligent care on the part of the hospital pediatric intensive care unit for failing to observe bleeding from a simple biopsy wound which caused Neurological damage.

Medical Malpractice Blog

$25 million verdict against New York Methodist Hospital
When a child is born, parents expect the doctor, nurses and other staff to provide care that is up to the...
Read This Malpractice Post

Experienced & Trusted medical malpractice lawyers

  • Top Lawyers 2016
  • Litigator Awards
  • Verdicts and Settlement Hall of Fame
  • BBB Accredited Business | A+
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb | Top Attorney Medical Malpractice
  • Rated By Super Lawyers | Daniel C. Minc | 5 years
Call 1-866-516-5887 or email us to set up your free, confidential consultation. Our experience can make a difference for you.

Office Locations - Call today to schedule a consultation 1-866-516-5887

16 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11241

Brooklyn Law Office

3101 Broadway
Astoria, NY 11106

Astoria Law Office

8900 Sutphin Blvd
Suite 501
Queens, NY 11435

Queens Law Office

9201 4th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11209

Brooklyn Law Office

Firm News

Robert H. Wolff Named President
Firm Attorney, Robert H. Wolff is now the president of the New York City Bronx County Bar Association
About This Attorney

Back to Top