New Jersey Lawyers Representing Victims of Epidural Abscess With Spinal Cord Compression
A spinal epidural abscess occurs when the bacteria or fungus from an infection multiply, creating a large pocket of pus and fluid in the spinal column. The pressure from the growing pocket of liquid can significantly compress the blood vessels in the spinal cord and lead to serious nerve damage. In the worst cases, epidural abscess with spinal cord compression can create chronic back pain, loss of bladder control, permanent paralysis, or even death. The necessity for recognizing and addressing a spinal epidural abscess is underscored by the potential complications if left untreated. Medical professionals may opt for intravenous antibiotics and/or emergency surgical intervention, depending on the progression of the condition in each case. Tragically, in certain circumstances, the negligence of a medical professional can allow a spinal epidural abscess to fester and proliferate, risking the health and potentially, the life of the patient.
At Fronzuto Law Group, our highly experienced medical malpractice attorneys have achieved millions of dollars in successful verdicts and settlements on behalf of victims and their families. In fact, in a recent case, our firm recovered $1.65 million in damages on behalf of a young woman who suffered paraplegia after her medical provider failed to recognize an epidural abscess. If you or a loved one is faced with similar circumstances, our legal team can provide you with the compassionate and knowledgeable legal counsel that you need during this difficult time. Schedule a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers today by calling 973-435-4551 (toll free at 888-409-0816) or contact us online for additional information.
Bringing Your Claim of Medical Malpractice After Epidural Abscess Complication in New Jersey
The negligence of physicians and other medical personnel can create or contribute to spinal epidural abscesses. If your medical provider was responsible for any of the following, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice claim:
- Incorrectly performed an epidural injection during childbirth
- Failed to recognize signs of an abscess and order tests, such as MRIs
- Failed to order emergency surgery (a laminectomy) to drain the abscess
- Made a surgical error or failed to completely drain the abscess
- Did not prescribe appropriate antibiotics to combat the infection
When we become involved in your case, we begin by conducting a thorough investigation to identify medical errors, consulting with experts who can attest to the negligence that contributed to your injuries, and constructing a comprehensive portrait of the long and short-term repercussions of these injuries to support your claim. We seek full compensation for current and future medical care, the emotional distress caused by these injuries, and any other considerations that may be applicable to your case.
Request a Free Consultation with Our New Jersey Medical Malpractice Attorneys
To speak with one of our experienced medical malpractice lawyers today, contact our offices at 973-435-4551 (toll free at 888-409-0816) or submit an online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation.