If you are watching this video and reading this article, it is our hope that you will have a better understanding regarding some of the issues which present themselves in nerve injury cases, especially after some sort of surgery. While it is true that surgical errors can contribute to nerve injuries, sometime pre-existing issues can be the culprit.
The reason why you have to know whether you had a pre-existing injury which could be the cause of your nerve injury is because if the pre-existing injury is the cause of the nerve damage, your doctor will argue that his or her surgery is not the “legal cause” of your injuries.
With the above stated, this is why it is important to review your pre-surgical notes to get a better idea as to your complaints before your surgery. For example, will your pre-surgery notes reveal that there was evidence of nerve damage before the surgery?
If you would like to speak with someone regarding whether your nerve injury was due to a medical error, we invite you to pick up the phone and give us a call. We can be reached at 301-850-4832. We answer questions like yours all the time and we would be glad to hear your story.