Back Surgery Errors Due to New York Medical Malpractice


Spinal Surgery Errors: Understanding Back Surgery Errors Due to New York Medical Malpractice

Back surgery is very serious.  This is because your spine is a vital structure which gives your body shape and support.  Your spinal column also houses your spinal cord, which is the second part of your central nervous system that extends out from the brain and to your body.  This is important because it is the major highway for signals from the peripheral nervous system in your fingers, toes, legs, hands, arms, and the rest of your body.  Thus, back surgical errors involving your spine are very serious and debilitating, as well as potentially resulting in catastrophic injuries.  Call our New York medical malpractice lawyer to learn how we can help if a healthcare provider caused spinal surgery errors to you or a loved one.

There are many ways that spinal surgery errors could be caused by serious New York medical malpractice.  Some common ways that back surgery errors due to the negligence, carelessness, recklessness, or other mistakes by a healthcare provided are included as follows:

  • Back fusion errors – this is a very involved surgery wherein part of the disc between the vertebrae is removed, replaced, and then screws and rods are placed into the vertebra above and below that removed disc and permanently fixed into place.  This is a very invasive surgery which is dangerously close to the nerves.  Mistakes here can result in permanent nervous system injuries to the central nervous system (spinal cord) or the peripheral nervous system originating from the nervous system.
  • Damage to nerves – in addition to back fusion errors, other damage to nerves branching off of the spinal column could become permanently injured due to negligence surgeries or injections.
  • Damage to muscles – Incisions and surgeries involving large muscle groups could result in very serious permanent injuries to important muscles.
  • Infections – any surgeries could result in serious infections, but when back surgery errors result in an infection, it can cause serious complications.

If you have serious complications or injuries due to New York medical malpractice and back surgery errors, call our Kingston medical malpractice lawyer.  But what do you think?  I would love to hear from you!  Leave a comment or I also welcome your phone call on my toll-free cell at 1-866-889-6882 or you can drop me an e-mail at  You are always welcome to request my FREE book, The Seven Deadly Mistakes of Malpractice Victims, at the home page of my website at