Gillette Nerve Damage Attorneys
Did You Suffer Paralysis After an Accident or Surgery? Call Us
Some degree of nerve damage is common after a serious car, truck, motorcycle, pedestrian, or bicycle accident. It can also occur if you undergo a medical procedure and the surgeon or healthcare team acts negligently.
If someone else might be at fault for your nerve damage, you could be eligible for compensation for your medical bills, your change in lifestyle, and more. Speak to the Gillette personal injury attorneys at Steven Titus & Associates, P.C. We offer a free consultation – just call (307) 257-7800 today.
Types of Nerve Damage
There are three main types of damage to the nerves:
- Autonomic nerve damage: These nerves control involuntary bodily functions, and any injury to them can affect your blood pressure, temperature, digestion, bladder function, and more.
- Motor nerve damage: Motor nerves are responsible for muscle strength and function. When these nerves are damaged, it may lead to partial or full paralysis and muscle atrophy.
- Sensory nerve damage: Viruses, bacteria, infections, and autoimmune disorders can cause sensory nerve damage. This type of nerve damage can cause pain, numbness, and hypersensitivity.
Any nerve damage can affect a person’s quality of life, but the worst damage occurs when the spine, neck, or back has been injured.
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
The nervous system sends message from the brain to the rest of the body. The spinal cord is the main delivery system for the nervous system. If the spinal cord is injured through an impact to the back or neck, it may no longer be able to send these messages. This can result in paralysis below the level of the injury, leaving you unable to move or control those body parts. Paralysis causes a host of other complications as well, and is expensive to treat – in the millions of dollars over a lifetime.
Symptoms of Nerve Damage
A person who has sustained nerve damage may experience a number of different symptoms, including:
- Ongoing pain
- Loss of bladder control
- Loss of motor function
- Loss of sensation or feeling in certain part of the body
- Inability to move or control part of the body
- Tingling in the affected area
- Numbness in the affected area
You will only lose complete feeling in an area of your body if the nerves are completely severed. When the nerve is injured but not severed, the result is often chronic pain. This pain, unfortunately, tends to get worse over time.
Medical Malpractice and Nerve Damage
When healthcare providers act negligently or don’t administer proper care to a patient, it can easily result in nerve damage. Medical errors that can result in nerve damage include:
- Failure to diagnose degenerative conditions
- Failure to diagnose and treat infections that lead to nerve damage
- Improper application of bandages
- Improper use of tourniquets in surgery
- Improper positioning of a patient, so that excessive pressure is place on a nerve
- Anesthesia that is administered incorrectly
- Breathing tube errors
- Improper use of surgical tools, including retractors
- Surgical mistakes, like slicing too deeply with a scalpel
- Nerve damage that occurs during childbirth
If you suspect your nerve damage was caused by medical malpractice, or an accident caused by another person, Steven Titus & Associates, P.C., is here to help you claim the compensation you deserve.
Talk to a Gillette Nerve Injury Attorney
Nerve damage can remain for your entire life and be very costly to treat. If you have been the victim of nerve damage, contact Steven Titus & Associates, P.C., at (307) 257-7800. We may be able to help you file a personal injury claim to get the compensation you are entitled to.
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