Physician Malpractice – Back Surgery-DuPage County
Jerome A. Vinkler settled a DuPage County case against a neurosurgeon for $900,000 who improperly performed a lumbar laminectomy by placing a screw that impinged upon the nerve root. The surgeon failed again in the post operative period to identify the screw that was putting pressure on the nerve despite complaints by the plaintiff. The failure to recognize this during the surgery and subsequent follow up care resulted in permanent injury to the Plaintiff. These failures led to the need for surgical intervention by another physician, however by the time the screw was removed it had been impinging upon the nerve root for so long that it caused severe and permanent problems.