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Medical Errors, Paralysis, and Your Rights

Far too often, medical malpractice can result in some of the most catastrophic injuries. It’s unfortunate to even think about it, but sometimes, professionals who are supposed to care for us make mistakes that cause harm. When they do, you have the right to pursue compensation for the damages you sustain in a personal injury lawsuit.

One of the serious injuries you can sustain in a medical error is paralysis. Below, we’ll help you understand how some medical errors can lead to this type of injury and what you can do to protect your rights moving forward.

When Can Medical Errors Cause Paralysis?

To file a claim against a negligent medical professional, you have to prove that someone’s actions caused your harm. To help build your case, you should know the various medical errors that can cause you to suffer such a catastrophic injury. Here are some potential errors you may experience.

  • Surgical errors: If a doctor makes a mistake during surgery near your brain or spine, it can permanently damage your spinal cord and cause paralysis.
  • Diagnosis: A misdiagnosis can result in specific medical procedures being performed that can cause paralysis. A delayed diagnosis can also cause significant harm (e.g., not treating a spinal cord tumor in time).

Even the most minor error can be one of the most dangerous situations you can encounter.

Your Legal Rights

Working with a lawyer is one of the most vital things you can do after experiencing medical negligence. You can seek compensation for your damages, including lost wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses, and more. Our Kansas City medical malpractice lawyers go above and beyond to safeguard you through every step of the process.

If you need to file a personal injury lawsuit, rely on over 100 years of experience from our team here at Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C.. Let us be your partners and hold negligence accountable. We’ll be there for you from start to finish, never backing down from a large corporation.

For a free consultation, contact our firm online or give us a call today at (816) 484-3776.