What is a Paralysis Injury?
One of the most debilitating injuries that a patient can suffer from medical malpractice is paralysis. A paralysis injury can leave victims unable to work or care for themselves, requiring a lifetime of care and financial support. If you or a loved one has suffered a paralysis injury, a paralysis medical malpractice lawsuit may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve and ease your financial burden.
A paralysis injury may leave you unable to enjoy the activities you once took pleasure in, unable to earn a living and support your family, and unable to do many of the things you need to do everyday to care for yourself.
Do I Have a Paralysis Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
There are many different kinds of medical negligence that can cause a paralysis injury. However, the most common types of medical malpractice that are likely to result in a paralysis injury are anesthetic errors and infections, such as sepsis.
Anesthetic error lawsuits can help victims recover when a medical error causes paralysis, for example when patients are given too much anesthesia, resulting in brain damage causing impaired mobility or restrictions in blood flow to the spinal cord. Anesthesiologists are responsible for closely monitoring patients to prevent these injuries, and to ensure patients are not placed at an undue risk.
Another common cause of paralysis injuries is infection. When a patient has a serious infection or even a small, treatable infection, the physician must carefully monitor the patient's symptoms. Failure to closely monitor these symptoms can lead the physician to miss critical warning signs that the infection is worsening. Missing or ignoring these warning signs can lead an infection to quickly develop into a serious medical condition and result in a paralysis injury.
What Makes a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Meritous?
In order to bring a successful medical malpractice claim or case, the claimant must prove that the health care provider acted negligently and that this negligence caused an injury and damage. Proving a case requires obtaining and reviewing medical records in conjunction with experts and then presenting the claim, with supporting evidence.
Lawyers specializing in paralysis medical malpractice lawsuits have the knowledge and expertise to find the mistakes doctors made, gather expert witnesses, and hold negotiations for a settlement in your favor.
What Damages Could I Recover in a Paralysis Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
Those who suffer a paralysis injury as a result of medical negligence have the right to recover for both their economic and emotional damages. With a paralysis medical malpractice lawsuit, you may be able to recover for:
- Past and future medical costs, including costs for home accommodations or in-home care
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages, past and future
- Other damages
Our firm has decades of experience with paralysis medical malpractice claims, to better assist you in your case. View our verdicts and settlements for more information on our history of success.