An Epidural Abscess Lawyer Can Fight for Your Rights after a Misdiagnosis
An epidural abscess is a rare infection in the skull or spinal cord that can be easily missed or improperly diagnosed. Resulting damages from a misdiagnosis can have severe and long-lasting effects on a victim and their loved ones. Moody Law firm can expertly handle a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose case so you can focus on recovery. If you or a loved one have suffered from a misdiagnosis, an epidural abscess lawyer at our office serving Central Florida and Polk County, including Lakeland, Bartow, Winter Haven, and Haines City, can fight for you. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation so we can examine your case and get to work immediately.
Background on Epidural Abscesses
An epidural abscess is an infection in the space between the skull and the brain lining, or between the bones of the spine and the spinal cord lining. A pocket of pus forms and causes swelling, which can place pressure on the spinal cord or brain, and lead to significant health concerns.
An epidural abscess is a rare condition, and doctors often do not test for it, even though misdiagnosis can lead to tragic results. The condition is often diagnosed as generic back pain and treated accordingly. A patient may make multiple visits to a physician’s office or emergency room before receiving a correct diagnosis.
A correct diagnosis can be made from the information gathered from tests such as an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan, a CT (computerized tomography) scan, and a sample of fluid from the abscessed area. An epidural abscess is very treatable if caught early. Typical treatment involves antibiotic therapy and surgery. If, however, the correct diagnosis is delayed or missed completely, the patient can suffer devastating effects.
Results of Failure to Diagnose
Complications from an undiagnosed epidural abscess can include:
- Spinal cord abscess
- Infection in spine or bones of skull
- Abscess in brain
- Long-term back pain
- Irreversible damage to the brain or nervous system, including paralysis
Seeking Due Compensation
There are a range of economic burdens that can be caused by complications from an epidural abscess. These hardships can include medical expenses, lost income, and the possible cost of long-term care. In addition to the financial aspect, a loved one's damaged health or wrongful death can lead to significant mental and emotional pain and suffering, and loss of companionship.
The attorneys at Moody Law have a proven track record of winning our clients due compensation in medical malpractice cases, allowing you to focus on healing and recovery.
If you or a loved one are suffering from complications of a misdiagnosed or delayed diagnosis of an epidural abscess, the experienced attorneys at Moody Law can help. We have a proven track record of winning our clients due compensation in medical malpractice cases, allowing you to focus on healing and recovery. We will get to work immediately to collect evidence, and often work with expert witnesses to build your case. Our highly accomplished team will aggressively fight for your rights to restitution.
Schedule a Consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured from a misdiagnosis of an epidural abscess, contact our office today to schedule a free consultation. Our team will provide experienced, compassionate legal representation as we advocate for your rights.