What Can You Claim for Nerve Damage Injury?
Nerve damage, whether caused by spinal cord injury, electrocution, medical malpractice, or another source is permanent. However, when another party’s negligence results in your nerve damage, Indiana personal injury attorney Richard Truitt is available to fight for the compensation your family needs and deserves.
Symptoms of Nerve Damage
Nerve damage symptoms may appear immediately or develop gradually. If you experience any of the following symptoms after an accident or surgery, it is essential to contact a physician immediately:
- Chronic pain
- Lack of full facial muscle functionality
- Inability to move a body part in the same range of motion you once had
- Loss of bladder control
- Arm and/or leg numbness
Causes of Nerve Damage
The severing or pinching of a nerve can occur from numerous sources. One of the most common is a herniated disc pinching a nerve, which can occur as a consequence of a spinal cord injury.
A surgical error is another common source of nerve damage. Since symptoms can appear gradually and statutes of limitations exist in medical malpractice lawsuits, it is essential to consult with an Indiana personal injury attorney immediately upon suspicion of nerve damage.
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
RSD, which is also known as Sudex Atrophy, causalgia, and the shoulder-hand syndrome, is a condition that can be triggered by nerve damage and/or nerve irritation.
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome symptoms include:
- Pain that gives off a burning sensation
- Extremity swelling
- Shiny skin
- Excessive sweating
When discovered early, RSD/CRPS treatment tends to be effective. Pain medications are often prescribed and used in conjunction with either a nerve-blocking anesthetic or surgical treatment designed to interrupt nerve functions that trigger associated pain.
Free Interview – No Fee Until Settlement or Recovery
Truitt Law Offices operate on a contingency basis, so you can rest assured personal injury attorney Richard Truitt is fully dedicated to obtaining compensation for your damages. If you or a loved one has suffered nerve damage in the Fort Wayne, Indianapolis or Indiana area, please contact our personal injury office online or call us at (800) 628-2904 to schedule your free interview. Make your first call, your only call.