Failure to Diagnose Cervical Epidural Abscess

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A cervical epidural abscess is a rare medical emergency resulting from the seeping of staph infection into the neck or spine of an immuno-compromised individual or in a healthy person. Patients with cervical epidural abscess typically report symptoms including neck stiffness, fever and pain. They may also report weak extremities. Doctors may assume that they have neck injuries and fail to evaluate for potential cervical epidural abscess.

A cervical epidural abscess, if left undiagnosed and untreated, may result in nerve damage, paralysis or death. An MRI should be ordered and evaluated carefully in order to accurately diagnose a cervical epidural abscess.

If you believe you may have a serious condition such as cervical epidural abscess and your doctor is not taking you seriously, you should get a second opinion. If you have already suffered harm as a result of misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose cervical epidural abscess, talk to an attorney.


Have you suffered following a failure to diagnose a cervical epidural abscess? Call our Atlanta medical malpractice attorneys at 404-760-7400 to learn how we can helpHave you experienced harm or has your loved one become paralyzed or died after a delayed diagnosis of cervical epidural abscess? Take up the fight. Contact a Georgia medical malpractice lawyer at Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC, to schedule a consultation. We serve clients throughout Georgia including Atlanta, Columbus, Augusta, Savannah, and Chattanooga, TN.

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