Hi all... My sister had some swellings on her spinal cord which was detected in a scanning. For 2 years she was physically fit and after that she was admitted to hospital due to severe back pain. Again, scanning was done and the growth seems to be stable. But at that time she has shown some difficulty in moving legs and hands. No surgery or any other treatments were told by the doctor. After a few days, she became unable to move completely. The neurosurgeon of the hospital, examined her and didn’t give much importance. The next day, both the doctors came and suggested an immediate surgery. After that surgery, my sister got completely paralyzed. When I discussed the incident with another doctor, he said that if the surgery was done on the first day admitted, the chance for recovery was high. Don’t you think this as medical negligence? If I sue a case, did this come under medical malpractice? Please do reply.
Hi wilfred, if the other Doctor does believe that the chance of recovery would have been high if the surgery was done on the first day she was admitted and the neurosurgeon just brushed it off on the first day, then you might have a case. Is this doctor from the same hospital as the neurosurgeon?
Hi wilfred , if the other Doctor does believe that the chance of recovery would have been <gs id="8e6530fd-1539-4c5d-8620-fb3bdb71383b" ginger_software_uiphraseguid="d239a0df-0578-49fa-90e5-f39e15f864a6" class="GINGER_SOFTWARE_mark">high</gs> if the surgery was done on the first day she was admitted and the neurosurgeon just brushed it off on the first day, then you might have a case. Is this doctor from the same hospital as the neurosurgeon?
Yes DJ. The neurosurgeon is also from the same hospital.
Wilfred, Im glad you are consulting with a lawyer. Negligence is tricky but it sounds like they ignored very obvious and concerning symptoms. I don't know many neurosurgeons who ignore what you described. money does not replace what is now lost and your sister will need care for the rest of her life. Doctors duty is to prevent this kind of thing, Have the lawyer look at both the surgeons records that resulted in paralysis and also the doctor who ignored her symptoms and the scan. Good grief who are these people!! I have kind of a similar negligence which resulted in CES. At first I was not going to sue but as time passed and I realized my recovery was not happening like I thought it would and I became so depressed I could not function, I decided that accountability for error is what I can't ignore. Best of Luck!