Unnecessary Surgery Causes Spinal Injury

Our client was a young man with a sore back. He went to a doctor, and was told that he needed major back surgery, involving removal of two of the disks in his spine, and the use of bone grafts and pedicle screws to fuse a portion of his spine. Because he trusted his doctor, our client underwent the operation.

The operation failed. Our client was left almost totally disabled, in great pain, and unable to work.

Making matters worse, a review of the original x-rays showed that the doctor had been wrong: our client had never needed the operation. Rest and physical therapy would have healed his sore back. Instead, because of the doctor's errors he had undergone unnecessary surgery, which had left him crippled.

We sued the doctor, and settled the case after trial for a substantial figure, which has permitted our client to rebuild his life.