Nerve Injuries from Surgeries: Kingston Medical Malpractice Lawyer Explains


Understanding Kingston Medical Malpractice and Nerve Injuries

Nerve injuries are some of the worst types of New York medical malpractice because there is a high probability that there will be at least some permanent damage to the nerve.  Our Kingston medical malpractice lawyer knows that these injuries could be minor, in that there are no appreciable pain or loss of movement/feeling outside of the original trauma, or there could be catastrophic failure and a complete lack of feeling or movement where the injured nerve controls.  The severity of the nerve injury is what dictates whether a patient is entitled to compensation.

And a patient should be entitled to compensation for a nerve injury.  This is because nerve injuries are usually preventable and avoidable, and should not occur with proper medical care.  However, they still do occur from Kingston medical malpractice. 

Causes of Nerve Injuries Due to Surgical Mishaps

This could be caused by several reasons, including the following:

  • Improperly performing surgery and injuring a nerve;
  • Failing to visualize and guard nerves during a surgery;
  • Brachial plexus injuries during a surgery or during the birthing process;
  • Negligent nerve blocks (injections) and hitting a nerve, especially the brachial plexus;
  • Improper positioning resulting in nerve injuries during a surgery;
  • Excessive compression or prolonged compression during a surgery which causes nerve injuries; and
  • Many other causes.

These causes of nerve injuries above are likely to be the result of New York medical malpractice.  While these are usually preventable, they could be due to an unavoidable accident such as a high-risk surgery.  However, whenever a patient has a nerve injury after ANY medical procedure, that patient should call an experienced Kingston medical malpractice lawyer to ensure his or her rights to compensation are protected.  Let a trained lawyer make the decision whether a cause could be medical malpractice and should be reviewed by an expert doctor, not you the injured patient—you need to focus on healing and your family!

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