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- D.G. January 4, 2016

I have had the pleasure of dealing with this firm for years , they are all exceptional , I would rate them ten stars not five!

- D.D. April 7, 2017

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- J.B. November 11, 2015

Choosing a law firm to pursue a spinal injury lawsuit can be the most important decision you make for your family’s future.

Spinal Injury Attorneys That Get Results


When Does Neurosurgical Malpractice Occur?

Our spinal cords control almost all of the things we do, and if they’re injured, the medical and surgical issues involved are serious.

Neurosurgeons – specialists in operating on the brain, spine, and spinal cord – are expected to be extremely well trained and careful in their approach to treatment. When they’re not, necessary patient care falls short and mistakes are made.


  • Injury to the spinal cord during back surgery
  • Inappropriate treatment of scoliosis
  • Failure to diagnose cauda equina syndrome
  • Failure to properly perform a laminectomy
  • Failure to properly perform a spinal fusion

Consequences of Neurosurgical Malpractice

The consequences of these errors can be devastating – severe pain, paralysis, and death are all potential results of neurosurgical negligence, in addition to financial hardship and emotional burden on patients and their families. Finding the right spinal cord injury lawyer, one with extensive and real experience in dealing with these issues, is the key to getting these families the help that they need and deserve.

When you have a serious medical condition, like a spine ailment, you get help from a specialist. When you need experience and expertise to bring a complex spinal cord injury claim, you need Sommers Schwartz.

What is Paralysis?

Paralysis generally results from spinal cord or traumatic brain injury, and while it is often caused by physical trauma sustained in an accident, it can also be caused by errors made by doctors, surgeons, and other medical professionals. Similarly, when certain disease processes are not timely recognized and addressed, or if traumatic injuries to the spinal cord are not appropriately treated, paralysis may ensure.

There are varying degrees of paralysis. Paraplegia limits or prevents movements in the leg and lower back area, and quadriplegia can result in loss of movement from the neck down, including the arms. Other minor forms of partial paralysis can also occur, leaving one side paralyzed or with limited mobility in certain limbs. Whatever the extent of the paralysis, the necessary personal care can be extensive and costly.

Our spinal cord injury attorneys have handled hundreds of cases involving injury to the spinal cord. We’ve fought for patients left paralyzed after a neurosurgical procedure gone wrong and those who have lost bowel and bladder control as a result of surgical error. We’ll recover damages to deal with what are now lifelong problems. We’ve aggressively litigated on behalf of families with loved ones who died as a result of neurosurgical mishaps, obtaining compensation for their economic and emotional loss and restoring the financial security that was taken away.

When things go wrong during neurosurgical care, and your life has been changed forever by that event, you can’t afford to take chances. Contact Sommers Schwartz today to learn how our team of accomplished spinal injury lawyers, nurse consultants, and experts will investigate your case and pursue the outcome you deserve.

Choosing a Spinal Injury Lawyer in Michigan


Michael Cunningham represents accident victims who have suffered serious, life-changing injuries. With his help these individuals are often able to obtain significant compensation for their injuries, giving them the ability to start moving forward again.

For the past 30 years, Mike has been enormously successful in representing plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases. Much to the dismay of his adversaries, Mike has obtained countless verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million.

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