Broken Back NO scans result Paraplegia

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    Broken Back NO scans result Paraplegia

    For about 6 years my fiancÚ dealt with back pains after a weight lifting injury. He had numerous visits to hospitals in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Texas and New Mexico; however, none of these visits requested an MRI or CT scan. The only explanation he would ever get was lose weight (weight that he put on after the injury) and get physical therapy (which he did only a few times due to the cost of insurance co-pays). On May 31, 2009 he had very bad back pain so I took him into the ER (in NM) they gave him morphine shots and sat him in the hall until the pain meds worked. Once the pain was slightly gone they sent him home. Less than 12 hours later I had to rush him back to the same ER because he had lost feeling in his left foot, soon thereafter he had lost feeling from his waist down and had no control of bowel/bladder. This is the first time they took him for an X-Ray and transferred him to the University of New Mexico hospital because his old injury finally resulted in pinching of the nerves. We are extremely frustrated as now he can't walk is a paraplegic, has no control of his bowel/bladder, etc. all because no one ever took the time to give him any sort of back scan. Is there anything we can do to get compensation as the bills are loading up and he recently lost his job. Please help.


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