A spinal cord injury is among the worst injuries that anyone can suffer. Those who sustain spinal cord injury will, at best, struggle with impaired feeling and function of a portion of their body. At worst, injury can result in total paralysis and require permanent, round-the-clock care.
When spinal cord injuries occur under the care or treatment of medical professionals and facilities, the news of the injury is all the more devastating. Something like a betrayal, when we or our loved ones put ourselves under hospital or medical care we expect to be safe. Yet medical negligence can and does cause spinal cord injury to unsuspecting patients each year.
If you or your family member suffer a spinal cord injury as the result of poor medical care or treatment, an Ohio medical malpractice lawyer may be able to help you.