Suing for Nerve Damage After Surgery – Medical Malpractice
Surgery is a huge undertaking given the number of things that can go wrong. As a result, it is important that your surgeon and anesthesiologist take all the necessary safety precautions when you are on the operating table. Nerve damage is a common concern when one undergoes surgery, and a complication that can last a lifetime. Since the nerves transmit sensations such as pain, hot, cold and so on, nerve damage can leave an individual with excruciating and disabling pain that can make it impossible for them to live an independent, pain-free life.
Are you looking for a nerve damage after surgery attorney? If you believe that your physician or anesthesiologist was negligent during your operation, and that this negligence caused your nerve damage, you may be able to file a nerve damage medical malpractice lawsuit to recover money damages as well as prevent this from happening to anyone else under the care of these medical professionals. Please give us a call NOW at (773) 825-3605 to speak with our best nerve damage lawsuit attorneys to learn more about your legal options for compensation. Remember, the call is 100% FREE, and there’s absolutely no legal obligation.
Here are some of the most common causes of nerve damage:
- Blocked blood flow due to improper positioning during the surgery, also known as ischemia
- Improper patient positioning which can place a lot of pressure on a nerve, causing damage
- A cut by a surgical knife or needle during surgery can cause nerve damage
- Postoperative inflammation due to infection can lead to nerve damage which can be permanent
- Tourniquet compression can lead to reduced blood flow, leading to damage
- Improperly applied surgical mesh after the surgery to repair tissue can cause nerve damage
Here are some of the signs and symptoms of nerve damage
- Loss of motor function
- Tingling and even numbness
- Loss of feeling in one’s limbs
- Chronic pain
Nerve Damage – When is It Medical Malpractice?
It is important to understand that surgeons are provided with a lot of leeway during a surgical procedure, as long as they indicate the same in their surgical report. For instance, if a surgeon has no choice but to get very close to a nerve, and in the process severs that nerve, they may not be liable for medical malpractice. However, doctors and anesthesiologists are held up to a standard as dictated by duty of care that they must meet with every patient. Therefore, should you suffer nerve damage due to negligence that falls outside a certain medical standard, you may be able to file a nerve damage lawsuit to recover compensation to make you whole again.
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