What Can I Recover in a Paralysis Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

Paralysis can be one of the most debilitating injuries a medical malpractice victim may suffer. Being unable to work or take care of one’s self can leave the injured needing lifetime care and financial support. The experienced attorneys of The Cochran Firm, D.C. understand these hardships and advocate strongly for the rights of victims injured by medical malpractice

If you or a loved one suffered some sort of paralysis, leaving you or them unable to enjoy once daily activities, earn a living, provide for your family, or suffering emotional harm, filing a lawsuit can help you become whole again and provide the car you need. The law gives victims the right to hold wrongdoers accountable for their careless behavior and our dedicated attorneys are well experienced in navigating these legal avenues.

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What Types of Medical Malpractice Cause Paralysis?

Broadly defined, medical malpractice is a breach in the standard of care doctors in similar medical situations would be reasonably expected to provide. While many different kinds of medical malpractice may result in paralysis, anesthetic errors and infections like sepsis are common ways victims may be stricken with paralysis.

Paralysis from an anesthetic error may occur if too much anesthetic is given to patients, resulting in brain damage which impairs mobility or impedes blood flow to the spinal cord. Anesthesiologists must monitor their patients and take care to ensure patients are not placed at undue risk while under the influence of the medication.

Infection is another all too common way paralysis may occur. Often times in cases where paralysis due to infection, it is because warning signs were ignored by the attending physicians. Small, treatable infections can quickly develop into serious medical conditions if standards of care are not followed by doctors and nurses.

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