December 3, 2018
You’ve probably heard it said that “there’s no such thing as minor surgery.” It’s true. Every invasive procedure invites the possibility of unintended harm, no matter how minor the invasion or how minimal the risk.
The surgeon’s job, of course, is to take every reasonable precaution before, during, and after surgery to keep patients safe and reduce the risk of harm.
Unfortunately, surgeons and anesthesiologists sometimes make mistakes. The consequences of surgical carelessness can include short-term, long-term, or permanent nerve damage.
Patients who experience nerve damage after surgery may be entitled to financial compensation under Maryland medical malpractice law.
The Central Nervous System (CMS) serves as the communication system between the body and the brain. Because nerves are located all throughout the body, surgery almost always presents a risk of damaging (either directly or indirectly) one or more nerves. Surgeons are aware of this risk and should take care to avoid it.
How can a surgeon cause nerve damage despite knowing the risks?
Even minor instances of nerve damage after surgery can significantly impact one’s quality of life. Common complaints among injured patients include:
If you or your loved one has suffered nerve damage after surgery in Maryland or the District of Columbia, you may be entitled to substantial financial compensation.
Surgery is extremely risky, so it is imperative that health care professionals exercise tremendous care when operating on a patient’s body. Too often, the damage can’t be undone.
Don’t settle for suffering from nerve damage without adequate compensation. Don’t let a hospital board or an insurance company tell you how much your suffering is worth. You may be entitled to more than you realize.
Before you accept a settlement offer, get in touch with the medical malpractice lawyers at D’Amore Law. We offer free consultations to injured patients throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C.
Our team is dedicated to helping injured patients pursue the full and fair compensation they deserve. These cases take time to research and prepare, and strict time limits apply to the filing of medical malpractice claims in Maryland. So please don’t delay. Call our office to discuss your options with our Baltimore, Annapolis, and Washington, D.C. surgical malpractice lawyers today. Call 1-800-JUSTICE or contact us online to get started with a free consultation.