Accidents or medical errors leading to nerve damage are some of the most painful injuries a person can sustain. In addition to the possibility of uncomfortable sensations and chronic pain, nerve injuries pose the risk of temporary and permanent disabilities that can alter the course of someone’s life forever.
Proving cases of nerve damage can be difficult, but our expert team of medical malpractice attorneys is up for the challenge. The law firm of Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro has been representing victims of nerve injuries for over 40 years. If you have been wrongfully injured in an accident caused by negligence, we will fiercely advocate for your right to fair compensation and fight for all damages sustained during this difficult time.
What Are Nerve Injuries
Nerve injuries are incredibly complex. When someone sustains a nerve injury in an accident, three types of nerves can be affected:
- Autonomic Nerves: These control involuntary or partially voluntary activities such as blood pressure and heart rate.
- Sensory Nerves: These control your ability to feel pain and sensations.
- Motor Nerves: These control movements and the flow of information from the brain, spinal cord and muscles.
Nerve injuries are classified in three groups depending on the extent of the injury and prognosis for recovery:
- Neurapraxia (Class I): Neurapraxia injuries are considered to be the mildest form of nerve injuries. Victims of neurapraxia could experience sensory-motor problems and face weeks of recovery depending on the damage.
- Axonotmesis (Class II): Axonotmesis injuries result in sensory and motor deficits that can lead to a permanent loss over time. This type of injury is typically caused by the nerve being crushed or stretched. Victims who have had dislocated joints or fractures can experience this type of nerve injury. Surgery may be required to restore feeling to the area where the nerve was damaged with recovery taking from 6 months up to a year.
- Neurotmesis (Class III): This is the most severe type of nerve injury with the worst possible outcome for recovery. Victims of neurotmesis injuries experience severe pain, uncomfortable sensations or complete loss of feeling. Neurotmesis is caused most frequently by trauma from an accident such as motor vehicle accidents or deep lacerations. Even after surgery, victims of these injuries most often never regain full function of the nerve.
Every nerve injury has the possibility for racking up costly medical bills, not to mention the possibility of a loss in wages due to days missed from work during recovery. At Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro, we understand the overwhelming financial burden a nerve injury can take on an individual. Our team takes all current and future expenses into account when compiling your case to maximize the earnings you are eligible for and help support your continued recovery.
Every Nerve Injury Is Unique
No two nerve injuries are alike. Victims of nerve injuries can experience a range of pain and sensations, some including:
- chronic pain
- bladder dysfunction
The most common cause of nerve injuries result from catastrophic accidents: motor vehicle accidents, birth injuries, medical negligence, brain and spinal cord injuries, and slip, trip, and fall accidents are only a few examples. What most victims of nerve injuries do have in common is the excruciating pain often affiliated with the diagnosis. Chronic pain from nerve damage can be disabling for an individual, leading to a lifetime of pain management and an overall reduced quality of life.
When it comes to nerve injuries, we don’t take the claim of pain and suffering lightly. Working with the top medical professionals in the industry, our knowledgeable team creates a clear picture of how severely your life has been affected by your nerve injury. Our team understands these types of cases can be tricky and we take the time and dedication necessary to gather all required evidence and ensure your best interests are adequately represented.
We Will Fight For Your Injury
When someone sustains a nerve injury, the physical consequences are not the only challenges faced. The pain from a devastating injury or the loss of physical movement and feeling can be emotionally and mentally difficult to bear. Victims of nerve injuries can experience a strain in relationships, loss of work, isolation, and an increased risk of mental health issues that no one should have to go through alone.
Let our team provide the support and care you deserve during your time of need after a nerve injury. Contact the law firm of Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro today for a free consultation to review your case and explore your options for seeking justice for all of your injuries.