At Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC, our experienced attorneys handle the full range of personal injury cases. One of the areas where we focus is medical malpractice. If a doctor's failure to diagnose you with a disease caused you significant harm, you need to consult with an attorney.
WHAT IS AN EPIDURAL ABSCESS?
Epidural abscesses are quite rare and caused by bacterial or fungal infections. This rare disease that can be potentially life-threatening is an inflammation involving a collection of pus between the outer membrane of the brain and spine (the meninges). The excess fluid can cause compression of the spinal cord, which if undiagnosed or treated untimely can cause serious injuries, including paraplegia or quadriplegia.
RISK FACTORS FOR SPINAL EPIDURAL ABSCESS
Although the cause of the disease is not always conclusive, a spinal epidural abscess may also be due to bodily infections. However, there are a number of risk factors for this disease, including:
- Chronic ear or sinus infections
- Head injury
- Recent neurosurgery
- Patients with boils on their back or scalp
- Individuals with bone infections
- People with a history of back surgery
HOW OUR LAW FIRM CAN HELP
Our firm has extensive experience in representing victims of medical malpractice and medical negligence. Our attorneys began their careers defending doctors and hospitals in complex malpractice cases. Today we limit our medical malpractice work to representing injured people.
CONTACT A GEORGIA SPINAL CORD INJURY ATTORNEY
If a doctor failed to diagnose your spinal epidural abscess, you need to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Contact our Atlanta, Georgia, attorney online or by calling us at 404-760-7400. We represent clients throughout Georgia including Atlanta, Columbus, Savannah, Augusta, and Chattanooga, TN.