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Category: Spine Injury

Is Wrong-Level Spinal Surgery the Same as Wrong Site Surgery?

Mar 29, 2016 by , Spine Injury

In recent years, news about the disturbing frequency of wrong-site surgery has reached the general public. These medical errors involve operating on the wrong body part, and they are known as never events because it is relatively easy to put safeguards in place to ensure that they never happen. The term, wrong-level surgery is a similar event that applies specifically to spinal surgery. Since it is certainly more technically challenging than distinguishing between, for example, the left foot and the right one, not every case is caused by medical negligence. […]

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The Importance of Proper Post-Accident Attention for College Football Spine Injuries

Dec 30, 2015 by , Spine Injury

In September 2015, Fox 8 reported that a severely-injured college football player was likely to make a full recovery. Considering that he lost consciousness and was unable to move, talk or breathe immediately after a collision with a team member during practice, the likelihood of a full recovery seems miraculous to each Charlotte spine injury attorney at our firm. We firmly believe that the school’s football staff members must have had excellent practices in place that allowed them to effectively handle these severe injuries. Thanks to the care the young […]

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New Hope for Future Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Victims

Oct 15, 2015 by , Spine Injury

The spinal cord is an essential part of the anatomy, transmitting signals between the brain and the rest of the body. However, its delicate design makes it prone to severe injury. Each Charlotte spine injury attorney at our firm has seen too many clients who suffered irreparable, life-changing damage to their spinal cords caused by anything from auto accidents to slip-and-fall incidents. Thanks to the dedication of certain researchers, some future spinal cord injury (SCI) victims have a chance for a cure. A Second Chance for an Experimental Stem Cell […]

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Charlotte Spine Injury Attorney Warns Patients to Approach New Treatment Promises with Caution

Jul 23, 2015 by , Spine Injury

Even though about 11,000 people suffer spinal cord injuries (SCI) each year, there is currently no known cure. In recent years, medical and technological improvements have made life easier and more fulfilling for many patients. However, many new advances are not yet approved. Most new developments are expensive, so patients need to take care to ensure they are covered by insurance policies. Even Currently-Approved Approaches to SCI are NewSince the time of Christopher Reeve’s paralyzing accident in 1995, many people credit him with working for solutions that can improve the […]

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The Importance of Proper Medical Testing After a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

Feb 20, 2015 by , Spine Injury

It is natural to turn to the family doctor for virtually any medical complaint. This is the physician who has done everything from treating colds to setting broken bones for all family members, sometimes throughout their lives. Even in the case of serious injuries to the spinal cord, the family doctor has access to the detailed medical history that is essential to providing the best care. However, to ensure an accurate diagnosis and provide the most effective treatment, they should refer their patients to appropriate medical specialists. Even with the […]

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