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1 files medical malpractice lawsuit after suffering paralysis

When a person in Tennessee is suffering symptoms of a serious spinal cord injury, any sudden movements could cause his or her condition to deteriorate. When treating patients with similar health concerns, medical facilities generally seek to restrict their movements while addressing the condition and forming a plan for treatment. A couple in another state has been awarded a substantial monetary judgement in a medical malpractice lawsuit after a facility failed to take the necessary precautions while treating a patient.

The man reportedly visited an urgent care facility for treatment of an apparent spinal cord injury. His medical records indicated a history of spinal problems over the previous 20 years, and he reportedly suffered from thoracic disc disease. During his visit, medical professionals reportedly failed to take the necessary precautions and restrict the man's movements in accordance with company policy.

The lawsuit states that as a result of this negligence, his condition deteriorated to the point of causing him to become paralyzed below the waist. When patients who suffer from severe medical conditions don't receive the necessary care, the consequences can be significant. According to reports, a jury reportedly found that the facility was responsible for causing his condition to deteriorate, and he was awarded a judgment of just under $8 million.

Those who suffer serious harm due to the negligence of a medical professional or facility may wish to pursue restitution, but they may need assistance in navigating the process. By speaking with an attorney, a person in Tennessee could gain a better understanding of the best course of action with which to proceed. An attorney can assist a client in pursuing the full amount of compensation entitled through a medical malpractice claim.

Source:, "Couple awarded $7.96 million in jury verdict against Mountain View Hospital's RediCare", Taja Davis, May 2, 2018

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