Neurological Injuries & Paralysis
Attorney for Negligently Caused Neurological Injuries
Have you suffered paralysis or another serious disability due to a medical mistake or a doctor’s failure to diagnose a neurological injury? If so, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries under Pennsylvania law.
I’m Mike George, an experienced Pittsburgh medical malpractice lawyer who helps people like you get the money damages they need to assist them as they rehabilitate and recover from their neurological injuries. Contact me to schedule a free initial consultation.
Requiring Appropriate Care From Doctors
The spinal cord and neurological system are among the most delicate parts of the body. Any sort of pressure on the spinal cord, whether from a bone, disk, hematoma or trauma, can cause serious neurologic injuries that can cause symptoms that run the gamut from simple numbness to permanent paralysis. When the injury is to the lower spinal cord it can cause a condition known as cauda equina syndrome, which, if left untreated, can lead to permanent paralysis.
Neurologic injuries can also occur away from the spine and involve the nerves in our arms and legs. A well-known complication of trauma to the arms and legs is known as a compartment syndrome, where the muscles and tissues of the arms and/or legs swell due to trauma and choke off the blood supply to the nerves. This results in a devastating neurologic injury which renders the affected limb useless and may lead to therapeutic amputation.
Because the spinal cord is so delicate, doctors and hospitals have serious professional responsibilities to guard against neurological injuries when working anywhere near that part of the body.
If you report numbness or loss of bladder or bowel control, your doctor should investigate whether you have suffered a neurological injury that can be prevented from getting worse and eventually reaching the level of paralysis.
Experienced Advocate for Injured Patients
When doctors violate their professional responsibilities, they may be held liable for medical malpractice. The damages caused by paralysis and other neurological injuries can be long-term and affect many areas of life. I am experienced at assessing my clients’ long-term injuries and pursuing compensation for their damages.
If you have suffered paralysis or any other sort of neurological injury due to potential medical malpractice, don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss whether you are entitled to compensation.