I’m very sorry to hear that you have suffered nerve damage after your surgery. Nerves run throughout the entire body to allow the brain to communicate with organs and muscles. As a result, doctors must be very cautious during surgical procedures not to nick or sever the nerves running throughout the area being operated on. In many cases, nerve damage is permanent.
Nerves don’t only allow the brain to control the body, they also send signals back to the brain to communicate pain, temperature, texture, balance, and more. Nerves allow us to be aware of our surroundings and to notice when we are sick or injured. If a nerve becomes damaged, it can result in signals not being able to pass through the nerves. Nerves are unable to be repaired and cannot regenerate.
During surgery, surgeons normally make huge efforts to avoid major nerves and clusters of neurons. However, it is possible for surgeons to commit errors. They may make an incision in the wrong location. The nerves may be damages because of compression, deprivation of oxygen, or problems with anesthesia.
Nerve damage can cause serious long-term problems for the victims. A person who suffers nerve damage during surgery may lose feeling in the body or become hypersensitive. Nerve damage could result in a loss of balance and coordination, or in the worst cases, paralysis. If you have been the victim of nerve damage because of a medical mistake, call the Houston medical malpractice attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. We can help. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.