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.
Ramsey Smathers, Esq. helps people like you get the money damages they need to assist them as they rehabilitate and recover from their neurological injuries. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.
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. Attorney Smathers is experienced at assessing her client’s long term injuries.
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.
If you believe you have grounds for a claim related to a neurological injury, contact Attorney Ramsey Smathers at 407-478-2225.