Shunts are used to manage cerebrospinal fluid or CSF in a person with this medical diagnosis. If the shunt is a ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt, there can be serious complications related to this shunt and its use. If you have just had a surgical procedure where a shunt was needed to help you with a medical issue, there will be serious complications if your shunt has malfunctioned. We understand these issues, and are here to help you with any questions that you may have regarding this case for personal injuries.
The shunt is inserted into the person’s brain by a neurosurgeon. The shunt procedure is meant to treat hydrocephalus on the brain. If the shunt fails, it can seriously compromise the patient’s life. The VP shunt is the most commonly used for this operation and surgical procedure, but it has issues when it fails. It is a foreign body that is placed into the brain, and it is often prone to having mechanical issues such as blockage, infection, shunt migration or shunt protrusion. If the function of the shunt fails, it can place the person’s cognitive recovery into question and may pose serious complications for the person receiving the shunt.
Shunt Malfunction is Often Clinically Undetectable
With the use of a shunt, it is often the case that the shunt will fail and the doctors will not know it until it is too late. Shunts are known to cause serious blockages, malfunctions and cause infections in the person having the shunt. At times, the patients are prone to antibiotic sensitivity, and are not able to reduce the infection with these types of drugs. If the shunt fails, that means the medical device is not doing its job, and the person has issues with where the shunt was placed surgically. It can cause the person to also need additional surgical interventions, which may come at a high risk as well.
If you are ready to recover the compensation you need on this case for a shunt malfunction, you need to call us now. You can talk to a lawyer who can put together a claim that will take you to the winner’s circle. It is possible to work with our legal team, and converse with an attorney to discuss your claim today. But you will have to give us a call first, and that will get the ball rolling on settling out your claim as soon as practicable.
You do understand that once a lawsuit is filed, we will do whatever is necessary to ensure a win on this case for you. We will assign you one of our premier lawyers on our team, someone with experience in this type of claim and case of a shunt malfunction. We know that you need to recover from your surgical procedures, but as you recover it is the perfect time to talk to our legal team and an attorney in our office with expertise in this case will know what to do next
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When you call our office, we will connect you to the knowledgeable lawyers on our legal team, who can help with the process of winning this case for you. You need to be in the company of an experienced attorney in Los Angeles, who will explain to you the case, the strategies and how we will get you the recovery compensation that you require to be reimbursed properly for this claim.
Can I Sue If There Is a Shunt Malfunction After My Surgical Procedure?
Yes, we can sue if you have experienced a shunt malfunction after your surgical procedure to place the shunt. If there is a malfunction, it may be that the shunt was wrongly placed, and the at-fault parties will not be brought into accountability for your losses. When you read this message, just give us a call to start the process to getting you the money that you need to reimburse you for this case.
When you call our Los Angeles case lawyers, we will file a lawsuit and review the case with you carefully in order to get the best strategy for your claim. You can trust our case attorneys in Los Angeles, who can sue and allocate the best legal resources in order to win against the big insurance companies.
Medical Complications That Can Be Expected with a Shunt Malfunction
If you have had a shunt procedure to treat a medical condition, it is not expected that the shunt will actually fail. In fact, there is a low expectation on the part of the patient that the shunt will fail, as it is being implanted to resolve a serious medical issue for the individual. If your shunt is being placed to relieve pressure somewhere in your body, then the failing of the shunt can turn into a life-threatening condition on its own.
There will be repercussions for your shunt malfunctioning. Whether the surgical procedure that placed the shunt was improperly performed, or the shunt equipment was defective and did not work for that reason, the result to you may be the same. You will now have surgical complications related to the surgical procedure that was to put the shunt into your body to resolve your medical issues. The healthcare provider, surgeon, hospital and medical team may be responsible for your shunt malfunctioning. We are here to help you sort this out, and get the recovery compensation that you need in this case.
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If you have suffered complications from a shunt malfunction, you need to give our law office a call today. We can talk to you about your personal injuries, and bring a lawsuit against the at-fault medical parties in this case. Call today, there is no real reason to wait.