Victims of medical malpractice can have many different types of injuries which impair and harm them. This includes medical malpractice causing scars, artery damage, muscle damage, bone damage, and even wrongful death. However, one of the most common instances of medical malpractice causing permanent harm to a victim is a nerve injuries.
Nerve injuries are bad instances of medical malpractice because they can cause, well, lots of pain! We all know that nerves are pain receptors which send signals to the brain when there is pain. Hence, it is obvious that nerves can cause serious pain and injury to a victim.
But did you know that nerves also sense other things such as pressure, moisture, and temperature? These are also major receptors which are needed to determine certain things for the body, and the person, to react to stimulus. For example, a nerve can tell a person that his or her hand is on a hot plate and the pain reaction is to move away from it before the body is damaged. Without this temperature reaction, the body will not know about the dangerous which will result in damage to the body.
Did you also know that nerves can create movement? These are motor nerves, and some damage to these nerves can both result in permanent pain receptor loss and sensation loss as well as movement. There is a bad injury which can cause numbness and lack of movement all at once.
There are many different causes of nerve injuries caused by medical malpractice. Some of these include the following:
- Wisdom tooth extraction;
- Surgical errors;
- Brachial plexus injuries;
- Birth injuries;
- Bowel perforations;
- Medication errors;
- Dropping a patient;
- Wrong position of a limb during surgery;
- Excessive pressure sores;
- Improper surgery incisions; and
- Other serious injuries.
Nerve injuries are very devastating to a victim of medical malpractice and can be permanent, painful, and create a loss of movement. Shouldn’t doctors and nurses who cause nerve injuries be liable for their malpractice? Of course!
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