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Immobility and pain can result in a serious impact on a person’s quality of life. If an injury occurs due to the result of suspected medical malpractice, legal options may be available to improve a person’s quality of life. Suffering patients in Massachusetts may be interested in another man’s pursuit of legal recourse, following what he claims to be a botched surgery and attempted cover-up.

The 54-year-old man sought the medical advice of a neurosurgeon following an injury to his back in 2015. Following an MRI, the neurosurgeon recommended an operation to remove a concerning mass on the man’s spine. The patient feared that the mass was cancerous and claims to have been told by his physician that removing it was emergent and important. Surgery was completed along with biopsies performed on the mass tissue.

Following the surgery, the patient claims the surgeon wanted to perform a second surgery to remove the remaining part of the mass, but the patient canceled the second surgery. Another physician had explained to the patient that the mass that was removed and tested in the first surgery was normal spinal tissue. Instead of having a second surgery, the patient left the hospital in a wheelchair, in pain, with concerns that his surgeon had attempted to cover-up the fact that he may have operated on the wrong place in his spine.

Unfortunately, medical expenses from an unexpected injury or permanent disability can accumulate quickly. Medical malpractice lawsuits can be very complicated, but Massachusetts attorneys are experienced with their complexity and can advise a victim of their options. If a financial settlement or a judgment is issued for a patient, it can significantly reduce the burden of medical expenses.