Failure To Diagnose And Treat Spinal Cord Injuries

Portland And Eugene Medical Malpractice Lawyer Robert A. Miller

While some spinal cord injuries come suddenly, others can only be detected by a doctor. When a physician or specialist fails to diagnose a spinal cord injury, and does not order testing to determine the severity of the injury, serious complications can arise.

If you or a loved one in Oregon has suffered sobering consequences because a doctor failed to diagnose a spinal cord injury, you have rights that must be protected.

I am Robert Miller, an Oregon medical malpractice attorney with more than 35 years of experience offering aggressive representation to those whose trust has been betrayed by medical providers.

My mission in every case I accept at the Law Office of Robert A. Miller is to assist people and their families in obtaining the full and fair financial compensation they need to rebuild their lives and enjoy healthier futures. I work hard to identify and document the negligence of physicians who fail to detect spinal cord injuries caused by external trauma, a medical procedure or disease.

Protecting What Matters Most - You - For More Than 35 Years

A spinal cord impingement must be immediately recognized and treated to avoid permanent damage to a patient's central nervous system. If a doctor fails to diagnose or actually causes an impingement with a negligent action, the patient can pursue a medical malpractice claim for medical costs, lost income, and pain and suffering due to paralysis, neurological dysfunction, extreme pain or incontinence.

Some of the causes of spinal cord impingement include:

  • External trauma from an accident, rupturing a disk and putting pressure on the spinal cord
  • Treatment of a patient for chronic back or neck pain with epidural injections; if the epidural needle is misplaced, it could strike the cord and cause damage.
  • A hematoma (blood clot) can form, which places pressure on the spinal cord.
  • An infection or tumor can place pressure on nerve cells within the spinal cord.
  • A disease such as osteoarthritis or developmental defect can cause cauda equina syndrome, leading to acute loss of function of the lumbar plexus

As your Oregon failure to diagnose spinal cord injury attorney, I offer free initial consultations, evening and weekend appointments, keen client commitment throughout the legal process, maximum availability to your questions and concerns, and a contingency fee basis for my work - you owe no attorney fee unless we win your case. Contact me online or by calling at 541-359-4331.