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Paralysis and Medical Malpractice: 3 Common Causes

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Paralysis is a severe and life-altering medical condition and far too often it occurs as a result of medical malpractice. Damage to the spinal cord can have unpredictable effects on the body, ranging from loss of sensation in certain body parts to complete paralysis and loss of function. If you have experienced paralysis due to medical neglect, the attorneys at Cardaro & Peek would like to hear your case. Our team is committed to obtaining for you the compensation required to deal with this condition.

Childbirth

The birth of a new child should be an exciting time in a new mother or father’s life, but mistakes by doctors or medical professionals can cause irreversible effects. If the doctor or nurse makes avoidable mistakes during the delivery process, the mother or newborn could suffer from nerve damage and subsequent paralysis to the arms, legs, or more.

Misdiagnosis

A failure to diagnose a condition may result in permanent damage that is past the point of treatment. With regards to spinal cord injuries, a timely and proper diagnosis is the key to rehabilitation and recovery. When a doctor or medical professional fails to provide an accurate diagnosis, paralysis can occur.

Surgical Errors

Surgeries, whether neurological or orthopedic, require precision and expertise. A misstep in the surgical process can lead to a variety of life-threatening errors such as paralysis or permanent damage to the spine or brain. Medical malpractice during surgery occurs for many reasons, from understaffing to blatant neglect.

Types of Paralysis

Paralysis may serve as a blanket term to describe any loss of sensation or function, but the condition can take many forms. Monoplegia occurs when paralysis is limited to just one part of the body. Patients with monoplegia typically maintain sensation and motion in other parts of the body, and the condition is sometimes temporary. Hemiplegia occurs when a patient experiences loss of functioning on a single side of the body. Paraplegia describes a patient who loses all feeling in the bottom half of the body and quadriplegia occurs when patients suffer paralysis from the neck down.

Regardless of the specific condition you or a loved one experience, it’s important to call an experienced team of Maryland attorneys.

Contact The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek, LLC Today

The lawyers of 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, Google+, and LinkedIn for more information.

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