Medical malpractice Nerve InjuryPatients undergoing surgical procedures are at risk surgical malpractice mistakes often resulting in life threatening and or permanent injuries and disabilities. One of the most frequent medical malpractice injuries suffered by patients undergoing surgical procedures is moderate to severe nerve damage resulting in paralysis and other neurological disorders. Nerve damage can take place during many different medical procedures including, cosmetic surgeries including facelifts, gallbladder surgery, laparoscopic surgeries, and heart bypass procedures.

If you or a loved one have suffered nerve damage during surgery contact the medical malpractice attorney from the Downtown LA Law Group.

What is Paralysis – Nerve Damage: Nerve injury can effect an part of the body with the severity of the injury ranging from limited loss of bodily functions to complete paralysis.  Common sing and  symptoms associated with nerve damage and paralysis injuries include:

  • Numbness of the extremities
  • Burning sensation including Tingling
  • Muscle Atrophy
  • Sexual and Bladder dysfunctions
  • Constipation and incontinence
  • Sensory Damage
  • Inability to feel certain parts of your body
  • Alteration in the circulation and respiration system
  • Spasticity of the limbs and joints
  • Abnormal breathing and hear arrhythmia
  • Seizures
  • Scarring and Disfigurement

More severe forms of Nerve damage often result in paralysis. Paralysis is defined as the loss or impairment of bodily functions particularly of muscle power. Paralysis may affect large parts a victim’s body including paraplegia, quadriplegia or hemiplegis (paralysis of the right or left hand side of the body.

Anesthesia Mistakes and Ulnar Neuropathy:  A common form of nerve damage associated with surgical and Anesthesia malpractice is Ulnar Neuropathy resulting in the numbness and tingling of the fourth and fifth fingers. According to a recent published study Persistent ulnar neuropathies were identified in 414 patients, a rate of 1 per 2,729 patients. Of these, 38 (9%) patients had bilateral neuropathies.Nerve damage can take place when regional anesthesia is injected improperly into the nerve injuries nerve tissues.

What is Medical Malpractice – Wining your case in the Court of Law:

Medical Malpractice tort claim of professional negligence in which a medical practitioner fails to treat a patient in the manner accepted by the standard of care within the specialty he is a member of.  There will be a claim for recovery if the failure to abide by the established standard of care was a cause of the injuries suffered.  There are virtually hundreds of actions or inactions on the part of a trained medical professional which can lead to severe injuries and death.

Seeking Legal Representation: Patients injured due to the malpractice of their surgeon, anesthesiologist, or treating nurse are able to receive compensation for all injuries associated with their injuries including.

  • Compensation for all medical costs
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Patient care
  • Loss of income and loss of future income
  • Pain and Suffering including other non economic damage

To speak to one of our medical malpractice attorneys contact the Downtown LA Law Group. All consultations are free of charge. (855)385-2529