Confidential – Cauda Equina Syndrome Malpractice Lawsuit

Case Type: Medical Malpractice
Settlement: Confidential Settlement

Facts of the Case

Our medical lawyers represented a 52 year old man in a lawsuit against a Wayne County, Michigan hospital and two physicians on staff at the hospital. The lawsuit alleged that their failure to properly diagnose and treat several herniated discs in a 52 year old man’s cervical spine. As a result of such failure to diagnose and timely treat his condition, the discs compressed his spinal cord resulting in him sustaining severe and permanent neurologic injuries.

The delay in diagnosing his condition caused him to develop Cauda Equina Syndrome which resulted in severe limitations in his lower extremities and right hand. The lawsuit alleged that if the patient had received proper and timely surgical treatment, he would not have sustained any paralysis and would be functioning normally today. Our client was disabled as a result of his condition and could not return to work. The case was settled prior to Trial for a confidential amount.

Types of Injuries and Harm Suffered

  • Partial paralysis of legs
  • Bowel and bladder dysfunction
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disability
  • Lost wages
  • Medical Expenses

Legal Issues in the Case

  • Did the physicians breach the standard of care in their treatment of the patient?
  • Was the patient injured as a result of any professional negligence?
  • Would earlier diagnosis and treatment of the condition have resulted in a better outcome?
  • What were the damages suffered by the patient?

What We Did to Win the Settlement

We filed a medical malpractice lawsuit in the Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit, Michigan against doctors and hospital. We retained several highly qualified medical experts, including spine surgeon, to provide opinions on medical negligence. We took depositions of the parties and the medical experts, and then negotiated a confidential settlement for our client.