Iowa Spinal Epidural Abscess Lawyers
It’s tragic when a patient becomes disabled or dies because they did not receive the correct diagnosis in time. A spinal epidural abscess may be successfully treated when a doctor takes the time to carefully review the patient’s medical history, ask the right questions, and order tests such as an MRI. Patients experiencing the effects of a misdiagnosed epidural abscess may suffer injuries that require lifetime medical treatment and in-home living assistance.
Unfortunately, many doctors fail to provide the necessary treatment to their patients due to negligence. If you or a loved one was injured due to improper medical treatment, contact the experienced Iowa medical malpractice attorneys at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. We will file a claim or a lawsuit to recover damages against anyone whose negligence caused you harm.
Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. has been helping malpractice victims and their families get the resources they need for over four decades. Our trial attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers, a rating agency that lists outstanding attorneys whose achievements have been acknowledged by their peers. We are AV Rated by Martindale-Hubble, which is an honor only bestowed on lawyers with the highest ethical standards and legal ability.
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When you have an infection, the body sends white blood cells to protect you. These cells combine with damaged tissue, creating pus. The accumulation of pus causes a painful, swollen lump that’s referred to as an abscess.
A spinal epidural abscess is caused by a bacterial or fungal infection that occurs at the base of the spinal cord, which is in the lower part of your back. These infections can spread to the spine from another region of the body, such as a urinary tract infection. A spinal epidural abscess may also result after back surgery if your doctor fails to adequately monitor your condition during recovery.
Symptoms of a spinal epidural abscess include:
- Pain or pressure in the lower back or spine
- Loss of coordination
- Tense or stiff joints
- Difficulty urinating
- Bowel issues
- Difficulty walking
Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, hospital, nurse, hospital staff, or any medical professional commits an action while treating a patient that deviates from standard medical practices, and a patient suffers an injury as a result.
When a patient receives the correct diagnosis for an epidural abscess, there are effective medical treatments available, including antibiotics and, in some cases, surgery. However, misdiagnosis prevents the patient from getting the necessary treatment, and this can lead to severe medical consequences, including paralysis or death.
To provide the correct diagnosis, a doctor must ask a patient about their symptoms and carefully review their medical record. Then, the doctor should conduct an MRI and blood tests. Factors that may indicate the presence of a spinal epidural abscess include:
- Recent bacterial infections
- Blood infection
- Bone infection
- Spinal trauma
- IV drug use
At Leventhal Puga Braley P.C., we’ve won landmark medical malpractice lawsuits across the country. We will investigate your situation by interviewing witnesses, reviewing medical records, and consulting with medical experts. If we discover that you or your loved one was injured due to medical malpractice, our firm will file a claim or a lawsuit against anyone whose negligence contributed to the injuries.
An Iowa spinal epidural abscess medical malpractice claim may include the following types of damages:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Reduced earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Lost income
- Wheelchair access for your home
- Reduced quality of life
- In-home nursing care
- Occupational therapy
Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. has won record-breaking verdicts and settlements for our clients. When we take on a client, we give them our full attention.We understand that you are going through a difficult time, and we will treat you and your family with kindness and respect. We make ourselves available for our clients,
and we always have time to speak with you about your case.
Don’t hesitate to call us at (877) 433-3906 to learn more.