Experiencing permanent paralysis is a life-altering event. The only thing that could make it more traumatic is if the entire situation was avoidable. Patients trust their care providers to adhere to the standard of care. Any deviation from these standards could be considered negligence and may cause injury to the patient. If a doctor’s negligent actions have paralyzed you or a loved one, reach out to the medical malpractice attorneys at The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek for help.
Because of the nature of surgical procedures, surgical errors can result in a patient’s paralysis. The severity will depend on the surgery site and the error in question. Most often, it’s nerve damage that happened during the course of surgical procedures that cause pain, numbness, and/or paralysis. Nerves are found all over our bodies, so even a minor slip up during surgery can damage a nerve.(For similar reasons, botched cosmetic surgeries can cause nerve damage too.) If the damage is significant, it could cause a patient to become paralyzed.
Anesthesia medication affects a person’s responsiveness to pain. In simple terms, anesthesia interrupts nerve signals between the brain and body, and the pain is not registered. When wrongly administered, general anesthesia or local anesthesia could both cause irreversible damage. Anesthesia errors can cause nerve damage, stroke, and brain damage, causing paralysis and even death.
This includes both an incorrect and delayed diagnosis. Diagnostic errors are dangerous because when a patient’s condition isn’t fully understood, the proper treatment can’t be timely administered. A delayed diagnosis of a tumor on the spinal cord or brain could result in paralysis. Another example is undiagnosed and untreated meningitis, which could cause long term problems like hearing loss, brain damage, and paralysis.
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