This case involves a female patient that was hit by a car while riding on her motor scooter. She was taken to a local hospital, where she was diagnosed with multiple fractures in her spine, as well as a minor fracture to her facial bones. She was transported from the local hospital to a larger facility that was better equipped to treat her injuries. There, she was first seen by a neurosurgeon, who diagnosed her with a small carotid artery dissection, who then instructed hospital staff to give the patient aspirin and signed off the case. She was then seen by an orthopedic surgeon who decided that her spinal fractures needed surgical repair. However, the surgery was scheduled several days in the future, allegedly due to staffing issues in the OR. The procedure was then pushed back again because several routine procedures were taking precedence. At some point while waiting for surgery to be performed, the patient became a quadriplegic. An MRI was performed for the first time since the accident, at which point it was discovered that the fracture had been displaced, cutting off blood supply to her spinal chord. As a result of the delays in surgical intervention, the patient now lives with severe mobility limitations and will require a lifetime of ongoing care.