Nerve Damage from Surgical Error
Errors which occur during surgery can result in debilitating injuries. Injuries from surgery that result in permanent nerve damage can be especially upsetting, challenging and painful. In such an instance, hiring an experienced Massachusetts-based personal injury attorney is a crucial step towards recovering financial compensation for your pain and suffering. Altman & Altman LLP has over 50 years of experience advocating for clients who have been victimized by medical malpractice.
Over 26 million surgeries were performed in 2012, and that number steadily increased from 1992 by 17 percent. Surgery is a miracle of modern medicine, enabling patients to recover quicker from injuries and maladies that were, in previous times, impossible to recover from at all.
However surgery is an incredibly complex process, and involves delicate operations within a finite time window and an immensely intricate network of blood vessels and nerves, all of which are at risk of being damaged by one wrong move, one untimely twitch or unexpected movement. When it comes down to it, every surgery relies on the skilled hands and temperaments of fallible human beings.
During the course of any surgery, nerves may become damaged accidentally which result in the patient experiencing symptoms such as:
- Numbness or tingling at the site of the nerve damage
- Partial loss of movement or function
- Permanent numbness or total loss of feeling
- Complete loss of function in large areas of the body
Depending on the severity of your nerve damage, you might be left unable to function as you previously had throughout your life. You may be unable to perform your duties at work, drive to work as you always had, or even simply be unable to do a hobby that you once loved, like play a musical instrument.
Surgeons understand the huge burden that they carry by operating on patients, and they know that there are slim to zero margins for errors. Should one make a mistake that results in permanent nerve damage to a patient, both they and the health institution they work for understand that they are liable for any potential medical malpractice suits placed against them. Accordingly, hospitals are covered through insurance to provide protection.
The medical malpractice attorneys at Altman & Altman LLP have over 50 years of experience negotiating with medical insurance companies and aggressively pursuing the highest settlements for our clients who have been harmed through no fault of their own. When somebody else’s mistake leads to your pain and suffering, we are able to step in and provide assistance.
In the instance that you are left unable to work or severely hindered in your ability to work, our medical malpractice attorneys will work with yours or your employer’s insurance company to ensure that you can receive partial or total disability payments to help pay your bills since you be unable to collect a regular paycheck, and we will ensure you receive these for an appropriate duration related to the severity of your injury.
The result of nerve damage from an error made during surgery can be devastating and emotionally painful in addition to being physically painful. Our medical malpractice attorneys will use everything in our power to help earn you the compensation you need in order to restore some normality to your life. We will secure you a settlement if possible, advocate on your behalf in court if necessary and work with insurance companies to secure benefits so that you don’t have to worry about that additional aggravation.
Call us for a free consultation today at 617.492.3000 or toll-free at 800.481.6199 to go over the details of your case. We are available 24/7.