A neurosurgeon in Michigan has been sued for medical malpractice yet again. Three plaintiffs in the latest case say that they were diagnosed with a condition called Chiari malformation. The condition affects the cerebellum and causes imbalance issues. According to the claim, the plaintiffs either underwent unnecessary surgery or were the victims of surgical errors that led to the formation of cysts on their spinal cords.
In researching the case, it was discovered that the neurosurgeon in this case has been sued at least 20 times for negligence in the past. The doctor has also been investigated by New York’s Office of Professional Medical Conduct, but no disciplinary actions were taken.
One of the patients in the newest case is close to bedridden, cannot sleep normally and has decreased bladder function. Another patient cannot move her neck. Each of the plaintiffs in the case has incurred medical bills that are financially crippling. The plaintiffs are seeking compensation for medical bills and more.
When a person visits a medical professional for a diagnosis, they do not expect to be worse after a visit or surgery than they were before. For these plaintiffs and the ones who came before, that is what very well may have happened after visiting this surgeon.
If you believe that you or a loved one has been injured in New York due to the negligence or error of a medical professional, you may have the legal grounds necessary to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. You won’t know if you have the necessary elements until you speak with an experienced attorney. Reach out to our office today and let a member of our team help you schedule an appointment for a free case evaluation. Call now or browse our website for more information about our firm and the types of cases we handle.