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Man claims doctors failed to recognize signs of his spinal injury

Often, the accidents that leave Providence residents with severe injuries are the result of their own negligence. Should such injuries require medical treatment, the healthcare providers who provide that treatment are still expected to do so to the best of their abilities. If that expectation is not met, both sides are often left blaming the other for the resulting consequences that accident victims are left to deal with.

A Louisiana man is currently arguing with a local hospital over claims that his delayed treatment resulted in partial paralysis in both his arms and legs. The man was discovered by his neighbors in a ditch after he had crashed his bicycle on the way home after an evening or drinking. He was taken to local hospital for treatment, where he says he complained of a feeling of numbness in his extremities. Despite his complaints, he was discharged from the hospital after the doctors treating him found no evidence of an acute post-traumatic injury. Doctors at another hospital later discovered that he had spinal fracture. In his lawsuit, he claims that the failure to diagnose his injury initially led to his paralysis. The defendants, for their part, claim that the man's own negligence led to his condition, and furthermore that they advised him to remain at the hospital for observation, but he himself chose to leave.

Whatever the circumstances of one's injury, he or she should still reasonably expect to receive quality care from his or her providers. Those who feel as though they failed to receive such care may wish to speak with an attorney about pressing for compensation from those providers.  

Source: The Louisiana Record "Man rides bike into ditch after 'a few beers." Sues hospital for allegedly failing to diagnose injuries leading to partial paralysis " Anna Aguillard, July 15, 2014 

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