Paralysis Caused by Medical Mistakes in Minnesota: What Are Your Rights

Victims of Serious Medical Malpractice Causing Paralysis Need to Protect Their Rights Today

 

Outside of wrongful death, paralysis may be one of the worst injuries that is caused by medical malpractice in Minnesota.  The inability to move one or more parts of a person’s body caused by the negligence of a healthcare provider is very serious, frustrating, and life-changing.  Typically a person who is paralyzed due to a medical error will face a lifetime of pain and suffering, expensive medical bills, extensive treatment, and continued physical and mental anguish.  Families will have to completely adjust and change their routines all because of a healthcare provider’s mistakes.  Life will change for the worst, and help is needed.

 

When Minnesota medical malpractice causes any type of paralysis injury, whether that be paraplegia, quadriplegia, to a single extremity, or even just a finger or toe, you may be entitled to certain protections under the law.  Call Kuhlman Law, LLC to learn what rights you have and how a Minnesota medical malpractice lawyer can help you by dialing (612) 444-3374 for a FREE consultation.  If we accept your case, we will conduct a free investigation to uncover what happened, how you were injured, and what you may be entitled to.

 

Common Causes of Paralysis Caused by Medical Malpractice

 

A paralyzing injury occurs when a nerve or bundle of nerves is seriously injured during a procedure.  Paralyzing injuries can also occur during surgeries of the brain and spine, which obviously play a large role in interpreting the signals from nerves.

 

Therefore, some common injuries caused by medical malpractice resulting in paralysis include the following:

 

  • Spinal surgeries such as fusions, laminectomies, discectomies, removal of injured discs or calcified discs, herniated discs, and other spinal procedures near the spinal cord;
  • Facial surgeries near the cranial nerves, including cosmetic surgeries;
  • Birth injuries, including to a newborn from excessive pressure during the birthing process on the baby’s face, and injuries to the mother during a hasty c-section;
  • Brachial plexus injuries in pulling a newborn during the birthing process in an improper manner;
  • Shoulder surgeries including biceps repairs which are near major nerve “highways” or structures;
  • Failing to diagnose and correctly triage crushing injuries, particularly to an extremity which could damage nerves that will never work again;
  • Wisdom tooth extractions which could completely and permanently numb half of a patient’s face;
  • Brain surgeries which can result in paralysis if done to the improper part of the brain, take too long, or done incorrectly; and
  • Many other types of surgeries.

Paralysis Caused by Medical Errors is Medical Malpractice

 

If you or a loved one have been injured due to the medical malpractice of a healthcare provider such as a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other health care service professional, call Kuhlman Law, LLC for a FREE consultation by dialing (612) 444-3374 to learn what your rights to compensation may be.  We will conduct a thorough review of your case and advise you whether there may have been a serious medical mistake causing your injury.   There is no risk, and you do not owe us money unless we win your case.

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