Medical Malpractice Resulting in Nerve Damage
Obtaining justice when nerve damage is caused by medical error
Depending on the extent of the damage, the effects of nerve damage can last a short while or for the lifetime of the victim. When that damage is caused by medical personnel, the patient needs to know what happened, and they need financial compensation to deal with the consequences of a debilitating injury caused by a mistake. A medical malpractice attorney can explain your legal options.
Causes of nerve damage from medical error and compression injury include:
- A surgical error causing damaged or severed nerves
- A birth injury (such as brachial plexus or Erb’s palsy)
- Nerve injury during bone marrow collection
- An esophageal injury suffered after surgery
- Any injury suffered while under medical care
The lifelong results of nerve damage can include chronic pain or parasthesia — a constant feeling of tingling, prickling or numbness. There may be loss of limb function and inability to use hands and fingers. The facial area can be affected, leaving a person unable to move all or part of the face, unable to speak, and sometimes unable to swallow. Nerve damage in the neck or spine can also cause paralysis or a condition called cauda equina syndrome, which results in incontinence, lack of feeling and weakness of muscles below the waist, and loss of rectal function and sexual function.
Nerve damage injuries often require a lifetime of medical care and often around–the–clock care. Justice requires that those responsible for such injuries be held financially accountable.
Tell a medical malpractice lawyer about your nerve damage.
The attorneys at Lommen Abdo have the compassion to listen and the knowledge and experience to take action on your behalf. Call 612.587.2925 or send an email for a free consultation. Our law firm represents clients in Minnesota and Wisconsin.