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Maryland Medical Malpractice: When a Patient is Paralyzed by a Doctor’s Mistake

Consult a medical malpractice lawyer if you believe paralysis was caused by a doctor's mistake

Paralysis malpractice alters the lives of patients and their loved ones.

Paralysis is an extreme medical condition that alters the lives of patients and their loved ones. Paralysis caused by a genetic disease, injury, or accident is difficult enough to endure, but paralysis caused by a doctor’s mistake is an absolute tragedy. In many cases, the paralysis inflicted is preventable and directly caused by the negligence of a medical professional. If you believe that a doctor’s mistake caused your paralysis, you need to speak with an experienced Maryland medical malpractice lawyer today. 

Know Your Rights 

Victims of paralysis malpractice have rights they can assert with the help of a medical malpractice attorney in Maryland. If medical malpractice occurred, you or your family member could file a claim against the doctor, medical professional, or hospital responsible. An attorney can help you recover economic and non-economic damages that will assist you and your family through this challenging process. You or your loved one should not have to suffer financially or mentally due to the negligence of a doctor. The lawyers at Cardaro & Peek can carefully analyze your case and help you determine the type and amount of damages you may be able to receive. 

Common Causes of Paralysis 

The three most common causes of paralysis malpractice are childbirth, misdiagnosis, and surgical errors. 

Childbirth: If a medical professional makes avoidable mistakes during the delivery process, the mother or her child could experience nerve damage or brachial plexus injuries resulting in paralysis.

Misdiagnosis:  If a patient suffers a spinal cord injury, and the doctor fails to diagnose him in a timely manner, paralysis could occur. For example, when meningitis is not diagnosed quickly, the patient can suffer a variety of severe conditions, such as brain damage, hearing loss, and paralysis. 

Surgical Errors: With regards to surgical errors, a single misstep can permanently damage the spinal cord, resulting in paralysis. Brain surgery, spinal cord surgery, open-heart surgery, and emergency surgery are considered high-risk operations for errors resulting in paralysis. 

Contact The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek, LLC Today

Do you believe that you or your loved one has suffered as a result of medical malpractice or medical neglect? You need to talk to an experienced team of local lawyers today.

The lawyers at Cardaro & Peek, LLC have the experience and resources necessary to investigate and litigate all types of medical claims throughout Maryland and Washington D.C. Cardaro & Peek, LLC has medical personnel on staff and has access to nationally recognized, board-certified physicians and other experts, to assist in the investigation, analysis, and prosecution of all types of medical malpractice claims. If you or a loved one have experienced malpractice, give us a call at 410-752-6166. Please visit our website and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for more information.

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