British Columbia Medical Malpractice Representation
People who suffer serious spinal cord injuries often require extensive medical treatment and therapy, sometimes for the rest of their lives. Unfortunately, some patients suffer spinal cord injuries while receiving medical care for other injuries and conditions. If a spinal cord injury occurs as a result of doctors, surgeons or other medical professionals failing to live up to the standard of practise expected of them, a claim in medical negligence or hospital negligence may be the only source of compensation.
If you or a loved one suffered a spinal cord injury while under the care of a doctor, you may have a valid claim to recover compensation for your medical care, lost wages and pain and suffering. At Pacific Medical Law, our lawyers provide experienced representation for medical malpractice claims. We invite you to speak with our firm to discuss your options.
Experienced Vancouver Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
For many people who are unfortunate enough to suffer a spinal cord injury, the injury may result in partial or total paralysis:
- Paraplegia: When mid to lower portions of the spinal cord are damaged due to an injury to the neck or back, that damage may result in paraplegia. Paraplegia typically causes a person to have impaired or no movement in the feet and legs.
- Quadriplegia: When upper portions of the spinal cord are damaged due to a neck injury, it will likely result in quadriplegia. Quadriplegia typically causes a person to have impaired or no movement in the feet and legs and limited to no movement in the arms and hands.
The medical expenses and life-care costs for a person who suffers from partial or total paralysis are often substantial and can easily overwhelm a family, especially since the injured person is likely unable to return to work.
Help After a Surgical Error or Other Mistake Causes Paralysis
Contact us at Pacific Medical Law for an initial consultation. Our medical malpractice lawyers have the legal and medical knowledge to help you through your claim. Call our Vancouver office toll free at 877-898-2409.