Paralysis can have a severe, life-altering, and costly impact on patients and their families. Doctors and medical professionals are trusted to abide by specific medical protocols to treat each patient safely. It’s when doctors deviate from these standards that medical malpractice occurs, and patients suffer as a result. Read on to discover the common causes of paralysis involving medical malpractice.
Childbirth is an exciting time for new families, and young mothers trust their doctors to deliver their baby with care. Unfortunately, when a doctor or medical professional is forced to act quickly throughout the labor and delivery, mistakes can arise. If the doctor uses too much force during delivery, he or she can place the mother and her infant in jeopardy. A common example of childbirth injury that results from medical malpractice includes damage to the brachial plexus. This particular injury could lead to permanent damage to the infant’s arm functionality.
Patients trust their doctors to provide them with a correct and timely diagnosis, especially when their health depends upon it. If a doctor misdiagnoses a patient or delays the diagnosis, the patient may suffer further damage beyond the point of treatment. A proper and timely diagnosis is especially important in regards to spinal cord injuries and other common conditions that lead to paralysis.
There is no such thing as a minor surgery. Every surgery requires the same attention and expert care as the next. When a doctor or medical professional fails to adhere to the standard of surgery, life-altering mistakes can occur. If a surgeon missteps during orthopedic or neurological surgery, he or she could cause irreversible damage to the patient’s spinal cord or brain leading to paralysis.
If you have experienced harm as a result of medical malpractice, you may be entitled to compensation. Call the Law Offices of Cardaro and Peek today.
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