Our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers represent clients who have suffered nerve damage injuries after surgery. There are risks and complications associated with any surgery procedure, but often patients suffer permanent damage due to the negligent performance of the procedure by the surgeon and the failure to timely treat complications after the surgery.
Michigan Nerve Damage Injuries Malpractice Lawsuits
The fact that a patient signs an Informed Consent Form before the surgery acknowledging an understanding of the potential risks before the surgery does not relieve a surgeon from liability if there was negligence committed during or after the procedure. Another type of error that occurs during a procedure is a malfunction of the equipment or machine and this often gives rise to a medical malpractice claim.
Surgery Induced Nerve Damage
During surgery, there is a high chance of nerves getting damaged due to bruises or cuts made by scalpel. Inflammation of tissues surrounding the nerves can also increase risk of damage to the nerves. Damage caused to nerves in some cases, can be repaired. However, there is a high possibility that nerves get damaged permanently.
The condition of nerve damage has many underlying causes apart from the physical damage like, bruises or cuts that result from surgical instruments. Anesthesia is one of the causes of nerve damage. The discomfort caused by nerve damage could be temporary or long-lasting. Medications used in anesthesia or the syringe may cause damage to nerve tissues. In a condition called spinal epidural, injury caused by injection may damage the spinal cord.
Symptoms of Nerve Damage After Surgery
Different types of symptoms of nerve damage that are exhibited after a surgery can be found below.
- A severe burning pain, also known as neuropathic pain, is sometimes experienced after a nerve surgery.
- Changes in walking patterns or difficulty walking properly
- If a nerve gets damaged during knee surgery, one might experience weakness in the feet or ankles.
- Foot drop is another symptom of nerve damage exhibited after a knee surgery.
- Dragging toe is one of the conditions that results from nerve damage after knee surgery.
- One who has undergone such kind of surgery might experience a feeling of numbness or tingling in the area specific to the nerve getting damaged. Such kind of sensation is referred to as 'pin and needles'.
It is not necessary that symptoms of nerve damage show up in body parts exactly where the damage has occurred. The nerves, as we know, form a complex network in the body. Therefore, the pain could be experienced at distant places, away from the actual site.
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Statute of Limitations For Michigan Surgery Induced Nerve Damage Malpractice Lawsuits
The statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases varies from state to state. In Michigan, you must file a medical malpractice lawsuit within two years of the date of the malpractice. If you miss a deadline, your claim will be lost forever. To avoid these severe consequences, you should contact the Michigan malpractice attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately.
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Individuals suffering nerve damage injury after a Michigan surgery, should contact the medical malpractice attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C today. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced lawyers. We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the medical records to prove and win your case.