There are many different types of injuries which could be caused by New York medical malpractice. Many of these injuries result in very serious and permanent injuries, including injuries which require additional surgery, treatment, and care. Many times the additional treatment requires going to an expert or specialist, and can be result in a prolonged road to recovery.
One of the most devastating types of injuries caused by New York medical malpractice is a nerve injury. Yes, a nerve injury!
But what is so devastating about a nerve injury?
They are usually permanent! Nerve injuries do not regenerate and heal like other types of injuries to arteries, veins, tissue, the skin, or organs. Rather, nerves are very difficult to heal and may always have an injury associated with them even if they fully resolve. When a neuroma on the nerve forms, it can even affect nearby structures and injury them. The neuroma can be difficult to treat and may need to be surgically removed in a very risky location and very risky surgery.
Nerve injuries can be debilitating and painful too. This is obvious, because they are nerves! They can generate pain even when there is no injury to the area. They can also cause phantom pain which can keep patients up all night long for no reason.
Some common medical malpractice causes of nerve injuries include the following:
- Brachial plexus injuries;
- IV errors;
- Improper incisions;
- Botched wisdom tooth extractions;
- Improper placement of a limb during a surgery;
- Excessive pressure on a limb or nerve during a surgery;
- Wrong medication or excessive doses which cause nerve damage;
- Improper insertion of painful hardware;
- Botched repairs of broken limbs; and
- Many other causes.
Injuries to nerves can cause more than just pain and suffering, but also nerves can be motor nerves. This means that a nerve injury can also result in an extremity failing to operate properly such as a fingers or toes, or even a limb. When these motor nerves are injured, they are very likely to never come back to full range of motion. This is a very serious instance of medical malpractice.
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