Surgical Errors Causing Paralysis

Paralysis

While malpractice occurs in only a small percentage of surgeries, its effects can be profound. Every surgery carries a small degree of risk, and surgical errors can leave patients with permanent complications they never anticipated. The effects can be devastating — especially when a doctor’s negligence causes irreparable harm.

At the law offices of Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, we represent clients in Chicagoland and throughout Illinois who were harmed during surgery. Our clients include people who went voluntarily into surgery, only to come out paralyzed. They are strong people who have had to cope with life-changing injuries.

We help them fight by delivering effective advocacy that holds doctors accountable. Our work in medical negligence cases gives them the compensation needed for continuing care, equipment and physical therapy resulting from being paralyzed. It also helps support them when they cannot work and compensates them for the pain and suffering they have experienced. While no amount of money could ever be a substitute for the loss they have endured, it helps them move forward with their lives.

We begin building strong cases for our clients by conducting a thorough review of the medical records involved. Our analysis is different in every case, as there are several ways that surgical errors can lead to paralysis:

  • Surgery on the brain or spine is done negligently: Nerves are delicate, slow to grow back and damage to them is often permanent. During any surgery, but particularly brain surgery, open-heart surgery, emergency surgery and spinal cord surgery, doctors can cause nerve damage by cutting into nerves or failing to protect them from damage.
  • Post-operative complications are not recognized and treated promptly: After surgery, serious infections can develop, such as bacterial meningitis. This inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord can be life threatening. When it occurs, it is considered to be a medical emergency. Health care providers must respond immediately to save a patient’s life.

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We encourage you to talk with the attorneys at Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, if a loved one has experienced a negative outcome after surgery. Medical malpractice could be involved. For a free case review by a lawyer who is also a medical doctor, contact us at (312) 346-8700. You may also contact us online.

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If you or a loved one are a victim of an injury, and you wonder if doctor or hospital error may have been one of the causes, you may have a medical malpractice claim. The qualified Chicago medical malpractice attorneys at Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, have successfully litigated thousands of injury claims and obtained substantial awards for victims of medical malpractice in the Greater Chicago area. We have board-certified physicians and medically-trained attorneys ready to review your claim and help you or your loved one seek justice.

For a FREE Case Evaluation, call us at 312.346.8700 or contact us today via email.

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At Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, we represent Illinois clients in Chicago and throughout Cook County, including the cities of Cicero, Elgin, Schaumburg, Oak Park, Maywood, Berwyn, Elmhurst, Evanston, Skokie, Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, Arlington Heights, Palatine and Hoffman Estates. We also help clients in DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, McHenry County, Will County and Winnebago County. If you have been the victim of medical malpractice in Illinois, CHH Law is the law firm with attorneys that can help.

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