Baltimore Lawyers Help Paralysis Victims
Paralysis is caused by damage to the brain, nervous system or spinal cord. Although this damage can come from strokes or trauma such as diving into a shallow pool, it can also be caused by medical malpractice or negligence. The highly invasive nature of some surgeries and procedures come with great risks, often resulting in medical errors and ensuing paralysis. Paralysis takes an enormous toll on the quality of life for those affected, and expenses can often be enormous. You need an experienced and aggressive lawyer to make sure that you receive fair compensation for the expenses you incurred, and to make sure that you have all the information and resources at your disposal to prove that your paralysis was the result of medical malpractice or negligence.
Common Causes of Paralysis From Medical Malpractice
The delicate nature of the human spine makes it highly susceptible to injury. Doctors who must perform medical procedures on or near the spine can cause injury even when they deliver a superior standard of care. Schochor, Federico and Staton has the medical knowledge and resources to identify when an injury is caused by medical negligence, such as:
- From childbirth: Infants can sustain brachial plexus injuries when doctors exert an unnecessary degree of force during a difficult delivery process. The infant is subsequently born with a malfunctioning arm.
- During surgery: Errors during neurological or orthopedic surgery may have a higher risk of causing paralysis, but any surgical error near the spine or brain can cause irreparable damage.
- From incorrect or delayed diagnosis: Failure of a medical provider to recognize and promptly treat certain conditions, such as spinal cord disease or even stroke, can cause patients to permanently lose function.