Medical mistakes that cause nerve damage can force victims to live a life of chronic pain and/or other debilitating conditions. The nerve injury could be minor and heal over time. Others are not so lucky and must grapple with more serious consequences. If a medical professional provided negligent care, their medical mistakes could alter their patient’s life. Contact a medical malpractice attorney at The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek to learn more about your options.
Common Medical Mistakes Causing Nerve Damage
Unfortunately, healthcare providers sometimes make mistakes during the course of care and treatment that injure the patient’s nerves. Some examples of these actions include:
- Improperly compressing, stretching, or lacerating nerves during treatment
- Applying too much pressure or prolonged pressure to nerves
- Improper drug and anesthesia administration
- Failing to make an accurate or timely diagnosis
- Improperly managing nerve injury during childbirth and delivery
Symptoms and Side Effects of Nerve Damage
Victims of medical mistakes that sustain nerve damage experience the aftermath differently. However, there are a few commonly shared side effects of nerve damage and injury. These include:
- Loss of sensation or sensitivity
- Muscle pain
- Muscle weakness
- Loss of motor control or muscle function
- Numbness or tingling feeling
- Urinary incontinence
Location of Nerve Damage May not be the Location of Symptoms
This can make it difficult to connect the dots between a medical procedure in the past and your current symptoms. For example, if you are experiencing weakness or pain in your hands, you might wonder: when did I injure my hand? You might not be thinking about the procedure you had on your spine a few months ago. But conditions like “peripheral neuropathy,” a result of damage to the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord (peripheral nerves), often causes weakness, numbness and pain, in your hands and feet. This is why it’s important to seek medical treatment immediately when you experience symptoms of nerve pain– it can be tricky to pin down. That is also why, when pursuing a medical malpractice case, it is important to consult with experienced medical malpractice attorneys, who have a qualified team of medical professionals to examine your case.
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 www.cardarolaw.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for more information.