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Nerve damage is a common ailment marked by an array of sensations, from mild tingling to complete loss of feeling. In rare cases, nerve damage results in paralysis and even death. While the causes of nerve damage are myriad -- ranging from simple fractures to extreme physical injury or disease -- it can also be caused by a medical professional's inexperience, negligence, or recklessness.

If you or a loved one has suffered nerve damage that you believe to be the result of medical malpractice, please contact us to learn more about your legal rights and options. You may be eligible to seek compensation for your losses and suffering.

Common Physician Mistakes

Any invasive surgical procedure has the potential to result in nerve damage if not correctly performed. Physician mistakes that can result in nerve damage include:

•  Improper administration of local anesthesia

•  Incorrect incision

•  Failure to diagnose or treat a condition which, if left untreated, can result in nerve damage

•  General negligence

Nerve Damage: Consequences

Nerve damage can cause a minor inconvenience, or a serious lifelong condition, depending on its location and severity. Consequences can range from:

  • Chronic parasthesia, or burning sensation
  • Acute pain
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Regional loss of sensitivity
  • Regional loss of mobility
  • Deformity
  • Paralysis

These consequences are usually non-reversible, but in some cases, they can be corrected with surgical procedures that carry their own risks.

Victim of Nerve Damage?

If you or someone you know has suffered nerve damage that you feel may have resulted from physician negligence or malpractice, you may be eligible to file a medical malpractice lawsuit to recover your damages, including: medical expenses, lost wages and earning capacity, mental anguish, and more.

Please contact us today for a free consultation with one of our caring and competent medical malpractice attorneys. We will answer all your questions and help you recover the compensation you may be entitled to.

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