Failed back surgery, neck surgery, lumbar surgery, or cervical surgery can be extremely painful and result in catastrophic injuries, permanent paralysis, physical impairment, and the need for additional surgeries. These failed back and neck surgeries can be caused by a variety of factors including improperly use of implants, improperly placed hardware, negligently implanted devices, defective spinal-devices or hardware, doctor carelessness, off-label use of stimulators, or surgeon negligence.
If you or a family member have been the victim of a failed laminectomy or failed discectomy, please feel free to submit an inquiry or send an e-mail to Texas Failed Discectomy Lawyer and Failed Laminectomy Lawyer Jason Coomer. He is a Texas defective product liability lawyer & medical negligence lawyer and commonly works with other failed back surgery lawyers and failed neck surgery lawyers throughout the nation to investigate and handle failed back surgery medical negligence/product liability lawsuits.
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Medical science has come a long way in treating back injuries, neck injuries, and other spinal cord injuries. Well trained neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, and surgical teams can often help patients with severe back pain, paralysis, neck pain, and/or disability by performing back surgery and neck surgery. These spine surgeries can often alleviate pain by removing anatomical lesions.
However, please keep in mind that failed back and neck surgeries are common. The term failed back surgery syndrome refers to the condition of patients who have not had a successful result with back surgery or spine surgery and have experienced continued pain after surgery. These failed back surgeries and neck surgeries can be caused by several factors including careless back surgeons, negligent back surgeons, intoxicated back surgeons, defective implants, misplaced implants, defective hardware, misplaced hardware, metal fatigue, improper follow up medical care, improper surgery candidates, and unqualified back surgeons. These failed back surgeries and failed neck surgeries can cause a patient to suffer permanent impairment, intense pain, and paralysis. It is extremely important that patients considering back surgery or neck surgery, are well informed as to the qualifications of their surgeon as well as the risks and potential benefits of the back surgery or neck surgery.
Patients and their families should beware of assembly line mass patient surgeons and clinics that are only interested in performing as many surgeries as they can for the purpose of making a profit. It is important that the medical professionals on their surgical team are interested in their health and can fully explain the objectives of the surgery as well as possible complications. The "for profit" surgeons and clinics can often perform unnecessary surgeries, push patients that are not fit for surgery into having ill advised surgeries, or bypass more conservative treatments and rush patients to unnecessary back or neck surgeries.
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When considering going through back or neck surgery, please keep in mind that spine surgery is basically able to accomplish only two things: decompress a nerve root that is pinched, or stabilize a painful joint. In other words, back surgery or spine surgery cannot literally cut out a patient’s pain. It is only able to change anatomy. Therefore, it is important that an anatomical lesion (injury) that is a probable cause of back pain should be identified prior to rather than after back surgery or spine surgery is performed. In other words, it is important for your surgical team to have a surgical objective prior to cutting into the patient.
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Spinal Fusion Surgery uses a bone graft to stop motion and impingement in the spine, thus reducing the patient's pain. A Lumbar Spinal Fusion uses a bone graft in the lumbar or lower part of a person's back to stop the motion at a painful vertebral segment for the purpose of decreasing pain generated from the damaged part of the lumbar or lower back. A Cervical Spinal Fusion uses a bone graft in the cervical or neck/upper back to stop the motion at a painful vertebral segment for the purpose of decreasing pain generated from the damaged part of the cervical back, upper back, or neck.
Unfortunately, spinal fusions can fail for several different reasons. A common reason for a failed fusion is that the patient's spine does not properly fuse. An example of this type of fusion failure occurs when there is not enough support to hold the spine, while the spine is fusing. These failed fusions can be caused by hardware failures. In these situations, spinal hardware such as pedicle screws can be misplaced or can be defective causing the internal splint to fail. The internal split is intended to hold the spine while the fusion takes place after spine surgery. Its failure can cause spinal instability and prevent the fusion from being able to fully fuse. Other potential reasons for a failed fusion include that the fusion does not stop the impingement or the fusion causes problems in other areas of the spine.
In general, surgeons estimate that it takes at least three months to get a solid fusion after surgery, and it can take up to a year in some patients to get a solid fusion after the spine surgery. Therefore, in some patients with unstable spines, after surgery it can sometimes be a race between the spine fusing (patient’s bone providing support for the spine) and the metal failing (causing fusion failure). It is therefore important to have follow up care after surgery and for the patient to be advised as to the potential dangers of applying too much stress on the back during the healing process. It is also important for the hardware that is implanted in a patient to be able to last long enough for a solid fuse to occur.
Also, it is important to keep in mind that even if a solid fusion is not obtained through the spine surgery, the hardware if it does keep intact and provides good stability to the spine, the patient may still achieve effective back pain relief with the spine surgery. In many cases, achieving spinal stability alone is more important than obtaining a solid fusion from the spine surgery.
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Decompression surgery involves removing a small portion of the bone over the nerve root and/or disc material from under the nerve root to relieve pinching of the nerve and provide more room for the nerve to heal. A Lumbar Decompression Surgery (Laminectomy) involves removing a small portion of the bone in the lumbar or lower part of a person's back which is applying pressure on the nerve root and/or disc material from under the nerve root to relieve pinching of the nerve and provide more room for the nerve to heal. Likewise, a Cervical Decompression Surgery involves removing a small portion of the bone over the nerve root and/or disc material from under the nerve root in the cervical or neck/upper back to relieve pinching of the nerve and provide more room for the nerve to heal. Depending on the patient's condition including cervical impingement an Ananterior Cervical Decompression Surgery (Discectomy), a Posterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion Surgery (Microdiscectomy), or a combination of operating from the front and back of the patient may be used.
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In some patients, the decompression surgery will sometimes de-stabilize the spine and create the need for a fusion to add stability. In these cases spinal instrumentation (such as a small plate) can also be used to help add stability to the spinal construct. Depending on the patient's cervical impingement an Ananterior Cervical Decompression Surgery (Discectomy) or a Posterior Cervical Decompression (Microdiscectomy) and Fusion Surgery (Discectomy) or a combination of operating from the front and back of the patient may be used.
The decompression and fusion surgeries are often used together because decompression surgery involves removing a small portion of the bone which will often result in spine instability. Thus, decompression surgery or a laminectomy will sometimes de-stabilize the spine and create the need for a fusion to add stability. In these cases a internal splint or spinal instrumentation (such as a small plate and pedicle screws) can also be used to help add stability to the spinal construct. This decompression and fusion surgery includes Cervical Decompression and Fusion Surgery as well as Lumbar Decompression and Fusion Surgery.
Unfortunately, some careless surgeons will fail to stabilize the spine during a decompression surgery resulting in spine instability that can result in severe pain, paralysis, or disability. Other surgeons can fail to remove the bone or anatomical lesion (injury) that is causing the impingement and pain. Both of these failures can result in the need for additional surgeries.
Fusion and Decompression Surgery by its nature involves incisions into and manipulation of the spine, surrounding nerves, and tissue, any mistake by a surgeon during the surgery can have potentially serious injuries and damages for the patient. These injuries and damages can include permanent nerve injuries, blood clots, incontinence, and even death if the surgery does not go as planned. Additionally, a medical professionals’ failure to monitor patients for potentially crippling and/or fatal side effects can be medical malpractice should these injuries occur.
In addition to the above back surgeries, there are numerous implants and spinal devices as well as injections that can help people recover from back and spinal cord injuries. These procedures and devices can reduce pain caused by back injuries as well as help reduce impairment. However, it is extremely important when considering back surgery or other spinal procedures to make sure that you have a competent doctor and medical staff that you trust. A failed back surgery or defective medical device can cause more impairment, pain, and health problems than none at all. It is important to understand the risks of any back surgery or medical treatment.
Further, it is important to understand that some medical doctors feel that too many surgeons are using back stimulators for treating back pain when the indication is for neuropathic pain instead. It is extremely important to have a medical doctor and surgical team that understands the cause of your back pain and properly treats the underlying cause rather than uses an implant or improper surgical procedure to mask pain. Further, it is also important for the surgical team to understand the proper methods for implanting any back stimulator. Improper implantation of a back stimulator can cause serious problems.
Patients with Serious Back Injuries Including Severed Spinal Cords, Crushed Discs, Bulged Discs, and Herniated Discs when Seeking Pain Relief can sometimes Fall Victim to Defective Products, Negligent Health Care, and "For Profit" Medical Professionals Seeking to Increase Profits
The human spinal cord is basically a bundle of nerves which is surrounded by 33 bones or vertebrae. Located between each vertebrae is a spinal disc which is a liquid filled disc shaped pouch. These discs are stacked on top of one another and act as shock absorbers allowing the spine to flex, bend, and twist. When functioning properly, the vertebrae and discs protect the spinal cord allow nerve impulses to travel from and to the brain to other parts of the body. This allows us to experience sensations, move our bodies, and control many bodily functions.
Problems arise when the vertebrae, discs, or spinal cord are injured. Broken vertebrae can damage and impinge on discs or the spinal cord causing extreme pain, numbness, and loss of control of bodily functions. Back injuries can occur through traumatic events that result in paralysis. Depending where and how severe the injury is will determine what type and how severe the paralysis is.
The human body has remarkable healing potential. Combining determination, proper medical attention, knowledge about an injury, and focus on the healing process can greatly help most injuries. Hiring a lawyer to battle the insurance companies and responsible parties can allow the injured person to focus on the healing process.
If you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic spinal cord injury or other serious back injury including a severed spinal cord, broken vertebrae, crushed discs, herniated discs, or a bulged discs; the most important thing you can do is to find a good medical doctor to assess the injury so you know what you are dealing with and how to best treat the injury. From physical therapy and steroid injections to back surgeries (lumbar diskectomy, cervical fusion, and other lumbar or cervical procedures), there are many different ways to treat a back injury and it is important to know what will work best for you.
Unfortunately, there are also medical clinics, medical implant sales people, and doctors that are more interested in profit and their bottom line than what is best for a patient. Some of these medical professionals carelessly cause painful and difficult conditions to become much worse by paralyzing patients that are seeking relief from pain.
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As a Federal medical malpractice lawyer and Texas medical malpractice lawyer Jason Coomer handles Texas medical malpractice lawsuits as well as federal medical malpractice lawsuits and commonly works with other Federal Medical Malpractice Lawyers and Medical Malpractice Lawyers throughout the nation to seek compensation for severely injured patients that have been injured through medical mistakes and medical carelessness.
To have a successful claim, you have to have a doctor willing to testify that medical malpractice occurred and the negligence resulted in damages. This medical negligence has to be more than just a bad result or judgment call, it has to deviate from the standard of care in the medical community. As a Texas and Federal medical malpractice lawyer, Jason Coomer works with other professionals to review and handle medical malpractice claims.
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Unfortunately, medical mistakes happen when doctors and nurses get too busy, are understaffed, under the influence of drugs, or are just not paying attention. As medical budgets go down and healing people becomes more of a "for profit" business, cost cutting measures are causing more medical mistakes. Overworked surgeons, doctors, residents, and nurses are much more likely to make mistakes than well rested health care professionals.
Medical mistakes also happen more often when no one is watching. It is extremely important when you are in the hospital to have someone that is with you and watching out for your well being. This is especially true if you have an allergy to certain types of medicines. Communication with your health care professionals is also important and can greatly limit medical mistakes.
Further complicated procedures such as spinal cord surgery require extremely competent surgeons that are on the top of their game to successfully complete. A patient needs to be extremely careful when having spinal cord surgery to make sure that they have a good surgeon and everyone understands the risks of the procedure. In some cases, even the best surgeons that do everything correctly will have bad results and the spinal cord surgery will fail. However, at other times a defective product, a "for profit" surgeon or clinic, or a careless surgeon can cause a failed spinal cord surgery that will paralyze a patient for life.
If you feel you or need a Texas failed spinal cord surgery medical malpractice lawyer because you or a loved one has been seriously injured by medical negligence or someone close to you has died as a result of medical negligence, it is important to investigate the claim and make sure that it does not happen again.
Communication Prevents Many Medical Mistakes
Texas has several hospitals that typically provide quality medical care, but sometimes mistakes are made. It is always a good idea to have someone that you trust look out when you are in the hospital. This person can communicate important information regarding your condition and watch out for you when you are in the hospital. It is important to make sure that you or your medical advocate communicate with health care professionals to limit the mistakes that are made.
However, even with proper communication medical mistakes are made. If a mistake is made, it is important to report the mistake and if the mistake causes serious injury or death it is important to investigate a potential medical malpractice lawsuit. This is because medical mistakes that no one knows about will not be noticed and will not result in future better medical care. Medical mistakes that are reported will help other patients and are an essential part of the feedback needed to improve our health care delivery system.
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Federal Tort Claim Lawsuits, VA Medical Malpractice Lawsuits, Product Liability Defective Back Implant Lawsuits, and State Medical Malpractice Back Injury Lawsuits are some of the most complicated types of cases in the practice of law. As a Federal back surgery malpractice lawyer, Product Liability back surgery lawyer, and medical malpractice lawyer that handles back surgery lawsuits, Jason Coomer works with Federal back surgery medical malpractice lawyers, Illinois unnecessary back surgery lawyers, California failed back surgery lawyers, Chicago failed back surgery lawyers, California unnecessary back surgery Lawyers, Illinois improper neck surgery lawyers, failed back implant lawyer, and other failed back surgery lawyers to seek compensation from negligent doctors, companies manufacturing defective products, and negligent health care providers that have severely injured or killed patients through medical mistakes and medical carelessness as well as defective back implant products.
If you have a medical negligence lawsuit regarding unnecessary back surgery, improper back surgery, failed lumbar surgery, failed cervical surgery, failed implant surgery, or other serious injuries against a Federal Hospital, health clinic, VA Hospital, medical doctor, or other health care provider, feel free to contact Improper Back Surgery Medical Negligence Lawyer Jason Coomer.
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Unnecessary spinal implant surgery lawyer and improper spine implant lawyer, Jason S. Coomer handles failed back surgery lawsuits and failed neck surgery lawsuits including defective implant lawsuits and medical negligence lawsuits that have caused catastrophic injuries, physical impairment, disability and the need for additional neck or back surgery. These failed back surgery lawsuits can be caused by improperly implanted or defective spinal-devices, and can take significant resources to investigate and file a lawsuit. When investigating these potential failed back surgery lawsuits it is important to know what hardware has been implanted as well as to obtain medical records of the surgery.
If you need a Texas Back Surgery Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Lawyer with knowledge of Federal Medical Malpractice Lawsuits and/or Texas Medical Malpractice Lawsuits, feel free to send an e-mail to Texas Failed Discectomy Lawyer and Failed Laminectomy Lawyer Jason Coomer. His office frequently works with other Medical Malpractice Lawyers throughout Texas and the United States.