Nerve Damage Can Give Rise to a Medical Malpractice Claim

While most people do not want to undergo a surgical procedure, steroid injection, or a hospitalization, it is often very necessary in certain instances.  However, routine medical procedures can result in nerve damage to a certain area of a person’s body as a result of a medical error.

Some instances where a person may suffer from nerve damage is as follows:

  • Giving vaginal birth;
  • Having a cesarean section;
  • A cosmetic elective procedure;
  • Chiropractic visit; and
  • Emergency surgery, among others.

Nerves are tiny fibers located in a person’s body and are responsible for conveying sensation by sending signals to the brain. Nerve damage varies in severity and can be a short or long-term loss. Sometimes, nerve damage during a procedure can give rise to a medical malpractice claim.

Some common medical mistakes that may cause nerve damage include:

  • Improper cutting;
  • Improper training;
  • Failing to adequately cut the vaginal area during childbirth resulting in tearing; and
  • Lack of oxygen to a specific body part during a procedure;
  • Over medicating a person;
  • Improper administration of an injectable, among others.

In New York State, a medical professional has a duty to provide adequate and competent care. The failure to administer adequate and competent care in accordance with a reasonably accepted standard of care may result in medical negligence. A patient that suffers nerve damage due to medical negligence may have a claim for medical malpractice and may recover damages for medical expenses and pain and suffering, among others.

If you or someone you love suffered nerve damage as a result of a medical error, you may have a claim for medical malpractice.  It is important to contact an experienced New Jersey medical malpractice attorney that may fight for the justice you and your family deserve. The attorneys at the Rinaldo Law Group LLC are skilled medical malpractice lawyers who will fight for the compensation you and your family are entitled to receive. Please contact us today at 908-352-2500 to schedule a free initial consultation.

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