Medical Malpractice Attorneys: Spine Surgeons Susceptible to Lawsuits

When surgeons unintentionally operate on the wrong level of the spine, many patients file lawsuits. Lawyers have found that this is the second most common type of medical negligence behind only OB/GYN physicians. Medical malpractice attorneys point to the case of Douglas and Brenda Ray. vs. Mignucci, from 2004 in Texas. That jury awarded the plaintiffs $134,000 when the surgeon operated on the wrong disc. Ray v. Mignucci- A Common Occurrence In that case, Doctor Luis Mignucci accidentally removed the T5-T6 thoracic spinal disc instead of the T6-T7 disc. The doctor blamed his mistake on the MRI image which he claimed was unclear, as well … [Read more...]