Average Nerve Damage Settlement – Value of Nerve Injury Lawsuit

Nerve Damage is a common injury sustained by victims of auto accidents, workplace incidents, dog bites, slip and falls, and cases of medical negligence including surgical malpractice. One of the most frequent questions asked by victims of severe nerve damage during consultations with our attorneys is, “how much my case is worth,” or “what the value of my case?” The estimated value of a personal injury case is dependent on numerous factors unique to the individual harmed. Only a qualified personal injury attorney who can investigate the facts of your case will be able to determine the estimated value of your claim.

Below is detailed information regarding the most significant factors involved in determining the value of a nerve damage claim.
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Factors in Determining the Value of a Nerve Injury Lawsuit:

1. Severity of the Injury Suffered: The extent of an individual’s injury is the chief factors in determining the estimated probable value of a personal injury lawsuit. There are several degrees of nerve damage including

  • Neurapraxia: Where the structure of the nerve remains intact usually resulting in full recovery
  • Axonotmesis: A more severe type of nerve injury often resulting in long-term or permanent paralysis of motor and sensory functions.
  • Neurotmesis: The most severe of all types of nerve damage. When this type of injury occurs, the actual nerve is severed entirely, leaving you with permanent damage.

The severity of the injury will likely be based on a victim’s medical costs, including emergency room visits, hospitalization, prescription and over the counter drug medication, and revision surgeries.

2. Cost of Future Disabled Care and Medical Care: In some severe cases victims of nerve damage will suffer paralysis including quadriplegia and tetraplegia. According to recent studies by the National Institute of Health and the Center for Disease Control the average lifetime health and life care costs including nursing care, home care, and transportation, of individuals suffering from severe cases of nerve damages is between 1.5 million to 2.5 million dollars. Victims of catastrophic injuries resulting in a permanent need for care are entitled to financial recovery from at fault parties.

3. Lost Wages and Loss of Future Income Due to Disability: Lost wages are usually calculated via pay stubs. In instances, vocation experts will be brought in where a calculation for future loss or reduction of income is required.

4. Pain and Suffering Associated with Injury Suffered: In most cases, pain and suffering calculation is based on the severity of the injury multiplied by the number of days a person suffers. For example, a jury places the daily value of pain and suffering for a victim of severe nerve injury resulting in paralysis at $300; this is multiplied by the number of days a victim is expected to suffer from the injuries which is established by the court at 600. Thus the pain and suffering value of the individual’s case will be $300 X 600 = $180,000.

5. Availability of Punitive Damages: In most cases, punitive damages are awarded when a defendant acts intentionally to cause a plaintiff harm, or acts in reckless disregard for the health and safety of others. Punitive damages are intended to punish at fault parties so that they will refrain from future conduct resulting in similar injuries. California courts and the United States Supreme Court have established a premise where punitive damages cannot be awarded in excess of 10 times the value of actual damages.

Compensation for Injuries Suffered: Victims of personal injury in Los Angeles are entitled to compensation for all damages suffered due to the negligent or intentional conduct of others.

Second Opinion – Free Case Review – Nerve Injury Claim

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Further Information:

CRPS or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Due to Nerve Damage

Nerve Damage Caused by Dog Bites

Nerve Damage Caused by a Car Accident

Nerve Injury Caused by Surgical Error


On August 14, 2013, I had hip replacement surgery. During the surgery, the nerve in my right leg was compressed. Dr. Brett Simpson of Southern Bone and Joint in Dothan Alabama performed the surgery at Flowers Hospital also in Dothan, Alabama. Dr. Simpson gave me and MMI timeline of 1 year. It has now been 14 months and the condition is no better, in fact has worsened. It has left me with a semi paralysis of the right foot, a condition called drop foot or foot drop. I am losing muscle tone in the leg and fear that a fall which might result in a broken lower leg would most assuredly result in the loss of that leg. The pain must be controlled by gabapentin and tramadol, the gabapentin in large dosages. I have the records and my wife as a witness to the conversations of conversations and events between Dr. Simpson and myself. I need help in this matter, and would greatly appreciate your consideration and reply. Thank You very much. Michael Evans


Yes same here I have had no change the Doctors findings were horrible when looking into the Brachial the nerve was hour glass shaped and I have not regained ROM since.


cut almost a 1/4 ” of the tip of left thumb off, there is nerve damage, i am waiting to see a hand surgeon e & t for examination. they say the nerve is damaged and there is a presence of a sist. is this a rateable disability for a percentage rating. it’s still tender, sore, and a little numb


I ate piece of ham and it got me on my nerves im soo pissed.


I had a appendix Surgery an they messed up my heart an hand an i want too know whats goin on can you help


Michael Evans,
I too have damage after THR. I need advice if I should proceed with medical malpractice. I live in Spanish Fort, AL. I had surgery in Mobile. I have been ignored by my surgeon in getting any help or advice as to help. My surgery was 10/21/2015. I just recently seen another orthopedic surgeon who has ordered more tests. He mentioned nerve damage 4 times during my first office visit. Please let me know what happened in your case. Time is slipping by.
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I had a accident while working for the USPS my right shoulder and elbow suffered nerve damage I was released to return to work on April 30th of this year put I have been experiencing pain and now numbness on my right side. I just did a pain assessment that cost me over 1000.00 I need help with submitting a claim for nerve damage.

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