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Foot Drop Nerve Damage Lawsuit – Medical Malpractice Attorney


Foot Drop Nerve Damage Lawsuit - Medical Malpractice Attorney Foot drop is a medical condition where the individual is unable to properly lift the front part of the foot resulting in the dragging of the foot on the ground. Drop foot is the result of moderate to severe damage to the peroneal nerve, trauma to the sciatic nerve, or general paralysis of the muscles. Damage to the nerve is often the result of accidents, dog bites, workplace injuries, acts of violence including the use of lethal weapons, and medical (surgery) malpractice. Victims of foot drop or other types of severe nerve damage caused by the negligent or intentional acts of others are entitled to monetary compensation from all at fault parties.

Signs and Symptoms of Foot Drop:

  • Feeling of numbness or buzzing from the knees to the top of the toes
  • Inability to lift up your foot or toes – resulting in the dragging of your feet
  • Uncontrolled slapping of the toes against the ground
  • Atrophy of the muscle around the leg
  • Exaggerated swinging of the hip
If you are experiencing any of the above signs of foot drop seek medical attention immediately. Any delay in treatment for your injuries can reduce or eliminate your right to compensation in a personal injury claim.

Common Causes of Nerve Injury resulting in Foot Drop:

  • Medical Malpractice – Negligent surgical methods and errors
  • Auto Accidents – including Truck Motorcycle and Pedestrian collisions
  • Workplace Accidents – industrial and heavy machinery mishaps
  • Defective Products – Including defective medical implants, hip replacement implants
  • Dog Bites and puncture wounds
  • Sports Injuries – Yoga Foot Drop
  • Birth Injuries – Delivery Trauma, Cerebral Palsy
  • Direct trauma to the sciatic nerve
  • Acts of violence – illegal/negligent use of firearms, assault, and battery
Medical Malpractice Laws: Surgical errors are one of the most common causes of foot drop injuries. Nerve damage can result from surgical errors during numerous medical procedures including, cosmetic surgeries, gallbladder surgery, laparoscopic surgeries, and heart bypass procedures. Medical Malpractice takes place when a practicing physician of medical hospital failed to provide the proper level of care as defined by the standard established by the medical profession. Filing a Personal Injury Claim – Compensation for Your Injuries: Victims of personal injury caused by the negligent or intentional acts of others have the right to be fully compensated for their injuries. The monetary value of a personal injury cause of action is dependent on several factors including
  • The severity of the injury
  • The permanence of the injury – disabilities associated with the injury
  • Requirement for home care, nursing care, and transportation
  • Costs of future medical care including rehabilitation
  • Pain and suffering associated with the injury suffered
  • Lost wages and reduction of future income
  • Availability of punitive damages as a part of the verdict
Contacting an Attorney – To speak with an attorney regarding your matter call toll-free (888) 649-7166. All consultations are free of charge.

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