I had surgery on my L4 and L5 due to spinal stonious. My neurologist cut my spinal cord. I'm 48 years old. Do I have an malpractice lawsuit?
Perhaps. But a medical malpractice lawsuit requires the opinion of a medical expert, here likely a neurosurgeon to opine that the care you received fell below the standard to which you were entitled and that such a deviation has caused your injury. Gather your medical records and consult local counsel for further clarity.
Your medical records would need to be reviewed to confirm. The spinal cord at that level is a bundle of nerves known as the cauda equina
Injury during your type of surgery is uncommon but not always the result of negligence.
You might have a case. I doubt that your neurosurgeon cut the cord. But what may have likely happened is that a collection of blood from cutting various structures during surgery could have been compressing on the cord after surgery injuring it. I suggest you consult with an attorney right away. All attorneys will review your case for you at no cost. That is the only way to now if you have a case for certain.
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