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Virginia Man Sues Surgeon Over Botched Back Surgery

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According to a report in the Louisiana Record, Virginia resident David Hall has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a Louisiana (LA) surgeon "for allegedly taking the recommendation of a salesman instead of complying with an appropriate level of standard of care."

The lawsuit says Hall underwent lumbar surgery in Feb. 2009. It said the surgeon, inserted Verticor Eclipse Spinal Spheres in Hall's spine. But did not use procedures such as bone grafts at the recommendation of a salesman who distributed and sold the medical device.


Hall said he Hall developed a number of problems and complications after the procedure including severe back and leg pain, pulmonary emboli which is a blockage in the lungs and lower extremity deep vein thrombosis and infection.


"Hall argues that the spheres are approved by the FDA for use with bone graft and the standard of care required that bone graft be used in conjunction with the spheres," the Louisiana Record stated.
Spinal surgery is one of the most delicate and fraught procedures carried out in hospitals. Mistakes can prove extremely painful and distressing.

Our experienced Virginia medical malpractice attorneys recently reported on how a spinal surgeon who required spinal surgery himself, sued after it was botched by the Virginia spinal specialist he chose.

In 2003, in a case in Newport News Circuit Court, Virginia (VA), one of our clients received an out of court settlement of $1.25 million after a surgeon  allowed a surgical instrument to cut three vessels in the patient's abdomen. The operation was a routine low back disc surgery procedure.

According to our Virginia Beach-based medical malpractice attorneys, surgical errors and mistakes are one of the most common causes of medical malpractice lawsuits.

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Richard N. Shapiro
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
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