Severe and permanent nerve injuries due to medical malpractice unfortunately can occur. These cases can be challenging to win because there often is not clear evidence of exactly how the nerve injury occurred. Recently, I successfully concluded a case of a nerve injury that allegedly was caused by malpractice. That case involved a severed sciatic nerve which occurred during orthopedic surgery. The surgeon denied that he severed the nerve; however, the patient walked into the hospital on the morning of the surgery and woke up with the severed nerve.
Nerve injury cases also can be very challenging because the extent of nerve injuries can be hard to quantify objectively. In my experience, defense attorneys and insurance adjusters tend to be suspicious of plaintiffs who have nerve injuries because the pain caused by these injuries is subjective and, therefore, hard to objectively quantify.
As an experienced Baltimore, Maryland medical malpractice lawyer, I have handled a number of medical malpractice cases involving nerve injuries. They are extremely complicated and require expertise that most general personal injury attorneys do not have. To see some of the cases I have handled, click here.