Medical Malpractice: 3 Nerve Types Susceptible to Damage in Cleveland Patients June 11, 2012.

When nerve damage is the focus of a medical malpractice case, patients may suffer from pain and discomfort as well as diminished quality of life. We’ve seen lives irrevocably changed as a result of negligence and carelessness, so we welcome you to contact our Cleveland office with any questions you may have.

Types of Nerves That Can Be Affected During Surgery

Nerves run throughout the body and are connected to everything the human body does. This is why even mild nerve damage can adversely affect the way a patient lives.

The body consists of three types of nerves:

  • Sensory – Information from these nerves comes from the skin and muscles and identify feelings of pain and other sensations, which it then passes on to the brain.
  • Motor – These control the body’s movements and actions as they relay directions from the brain and spinal cord to the muscles.
  • Autonomic – These control involuntary functions, such as blood pressure, heart rate, temperature management, and digestion.

Can I File a Medical Malpractice Claim for Nerve Damage or Paralysis?

We pursue compensation for patients who’ve suffered severe and debilitating injuries. For instance, we once settled a case for $1.5 million after a hematologist cut into an artery in the patient’s hip during a bone marrow biopsy. That client bled for five days and patient lost one-half of the blood volume in his body, causing permanent injury to our client’s sciatic nerve, foot drop, extreme pain, and paralysis below the knee.

If this sounds similar to what happened to you, we invite you to contact our Cleveland office with any questions or concerns you may have.