Medical Malpractice

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Failure to Diagnose Spinal Epidural Abscess

The epidural space is the outermost part of the spinal canal. It contains a network of internal vertebral venous plexuses along with connective tissue, fatty tissue, arteries, lymphatics, and spinal nerve roots. A spinal epidural abscess is a collection of pus in the epidural space, typically in the thoracic or lumbar region. Caused by infection, this excess collection of fluid can compress the spinal cord, resulting in serious complications including complete flaccid paralysis, a loss of sensation and reflex activity, paraplegia, quadriplegia, and death.

The Myth of the Frivolous Lawsuit

If you believe there are too many civil lawsuits in America, you are not alone. In fact. A recent poll found that 87% of Americans believe there are too many civil lawsuits, going so far as to call several of them “frivolous.” But here’s the problem: over the past 20 years, civil lawsuits have declined by 80%. And in this time, personal injury lawsuits have also helped save countless lives by holding negligent corporations accountable for their actions.

Failure to Investigate Claims of Medical Negligence

Dr. Yvon Nazaire was found responsible for gross medical negligence in his treatment of five different patients in a Brooklyn ER - one of which ended in death. In 2006, Dr. Nazaire was placed on probation by New York’s Office of Professional Medical Conduct. That same year, he was hired by the state of Georgia to serve as physician to the female prison population.

Was Your Child Injured in Medical Malpractice?

Was your child injured through medical malpractice? If so, you are entitled to hold the negligent parties accountable for all related damages and to seek compensation well in excess of the paltry offerings of insurance companies.

In this short video, Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer Lance Lourie discusses injury to children from medical professionals and what you can do to secure the compensation your family deserves.

Quiz - Could Your Child's Birth Injury Have Been Avoided?

If your child has suffered a birth injury, it is very possible that the injury was due to medical malpractice. Take this quiz to determine if our attorneys can help you seek compensation for your child:

 

If you believe that your child suffered because of medical malpractice, please contact Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC today. We are proud to serve clients in Atlanta and the surrounding areas. 

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