An individual contacted our office after having shoulder surgery. This person began having a sharp pain in their forearm leading down to their hand. They voiced concerns to their doctor about this pain and was assured that it was just an after effect of the recent surgery.
The person continued with their physical therapy and home exercises, hoping that things would soon get better. Unfortunately for them, things did not get better. As a matter of fact, this individual’s hand began to give them serious problems and they decided that it was now time to speak with a Maryland medical malpractice attorney due to their continued pain.
We were able to get our client’s medical records. What we discovered in the records was that our client had experienced a bad accident almost a year earlier, in which the forearm and hand could have been injured.
Add to this, after examining the surgical notes and procedures, there was no evidence that the surgeons departed from the standard of care in our client’s surgery. In addition, in the informed consent in which our client signed, nerve pain and injury was a risk associated with the type of surgery that our client was undergoing.
As a result of all of this, we had no choice but to inform our client that our investigation into the case strongly suggested that this was not going to be a successful Maryland medical malpractice claim.
If you have suffered from serious nerve damage after a surgery, and you are wondering if medical malpractice is the cause of your injury, we invite you to give us a call. We can be reached at 301-850-4832. We answer questions like yours regarding Maryland medical malpractice law all the time and we would be glad to hear your story.