Marc Breakstone discusses problems with spine surgery in Boston


Marc Breakstone discusses problems with spine surgery in Boston.

In a study of hospital errors during surgery conducted by the Boston Globe, the spine was identified as the area most likely to be involved. The report found that there had been 11 surgeries conducted at the wrong level of the spine since 2006. The operations often involved fusion surgery conducted at the wrong level. “While it would be a clear departure from the standard of care to operate at the wrong level of the spine, there are more reasons – perhaps not good reasons – why that could happen,” said Marc L. Breakstone, a Boston Medical Malpractice Attorney currently representing a client who sued over a spine operation performed earlier this decade. “But it’s still inexcusable; it shouldn’t happen.”  Boston Globe, July 30, 2008.

About Marc Breakstone:

Marc L. Breakstone is a principal at Breakstone, White & Gluck and concentrates and is a well known Boston Personal Injury Lawyer, who specializes in product liability and professional liability litigation, primarily for plaintiffs. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan (1981) and his Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law (1986). He is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ, formerly ATLA), the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (MATA) where is on the Board of Governors, and the Massachusetts Bar Association. He is a frequent lecturer on substantive law topics for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, MATA and private seminar organizations.

About Breakstone, White & Gluck:

Breakstone, White & Gluck, P.C. specializes in the representation of victims who have suffered serious personal injury or Wrongful Death as a result of negligence or product liability. We represent accident victims in their claims arising from medical malpractice, construction site accidents, including highway construction accidents, car accidents, train accidents, bicycle accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents and defective products. In addition, we specialize in claims against insurance companies for violations of the Consumer Protection Act. We also handle claims arising from business disputes, insurance disputes, professional liability claims, and personal representation of defendants who may have an assigned insurance attorney. We handle civil trials and appeals in Massachusetts in both the State and Federal courts. We are recognized as being among the best attorneys in Massachusetts, and we work hard to get you the best results in your case.

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