In the vast majority of cases, nerve damage is temporary when properly diagnosed and treated. In cases where the nerve damage is neglected and left untreated, the affected body part or bodily system can deteriorate over time. It is possible, in these cases, for the damage to become permanent and for the victim to suffer an irreversible loss of function.
If a doctor failed to properly diagnose or treat your condition and you suffered permanent damage as a result, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice claim. While the doctor will likely try to hide behind the defense that he or she did the same thing that any reasonable doctor would have done, it does not take away from the fact that his or her actions caused you significant harm.
If your nerve damage injury led to permanent dysfunction because of a doctor or nurse’s error, contact one of our Atlanta nerve damage lawyers to schedule a free initial consultation about your case. Contact us for a free case evaluation.
At the law firm of Hilley & Frieder, P.C., our personal injury attorneys in Atlanta represent clients who have suffered injuries that resulted in long-term nerve damage. Whether you were injured on the job or in an accident that was caused due to the negligence of another, we have the experience and the insight to properly handle your case. We seek to hold negligent medical professionals accountable for the harm their mistakes cause and seek maximum compensation for your suffering.
We have represented clients in a broad range of nerve damage claims resulting from a variety of injuries, including:
We also have a focus in medical malpractice law. If a physician, surgeon or another health care practitioner should have done something differently to prevent your permanent nerve damage, you may have grounds to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the doctor or medical facility. Our attorneys can help you file a medical malpractice lawsuit or another type of claim in pursuit of financial compensation for your nerve injury.
A medical malpractice lawsuit may be available if you’ve been diagnosed with nerve damage as the patient of a negligent doctor or surgeon. In Georgia, a medical malpractice lawsuit can be filed against an individual or entity in the health care industry for the harmful failure to meet the required standards of patient care. Many different medical errors and acts of negligence can result in permanent nerve damage, including:
If a breach of your doctor’s duty of care toward you or your loved one resulted in nerve damage, you may qualify for financial compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit in Atlanta. Even if a surgeon did not make a mistake during your operation, you may qualify for compensation for lack of informed consent if you were not correctly informed of the potential risk of permanent nerve damage beforehand.
A successful personal injury lawsuit for nerve damage caused by any type of tort or wrongful act could result in financial compensation being awarded to you and your family. Georgia law allows for the recovery of both economic and noneconomic damages in a personal injury and medical malpractice claim. This means you could be eligible for compensation not only for your monetary losses, but your intangible pain and suffering, as well.
You may be entitled to compensation for the following types of losses due to nerve damage, among others:
Nerve damage is often a permanent condition. If you have been diagnosed with temporary, permanent, partial or total nerve damage, you could be eligible for compensation for how this disability will impact your life. You might qualify for lost partial or full wages for the inability to return to your job. You may also receive compensation for necessary home or vehicle modifications for a disability. Discuss your nerve damage case with one of our attorneys for an estimate of how much it’s worth before accepting an insurance settlement.
A Georgia law known as the statute of limitations places a deadline on your right to file a personal injury claim for nerve damage. According to this state law, you have a maximum of two years from the date of the alleged act of malpractice to file your claim. If you don’t discover your nerve damage until later, however, the statute of limitations will be tolled (paused) until the date of reasonable injury discovery.
It is important to seek legal counsel as soon as possible after learning of your permanent nerve damage in Georgia. If you don’t bring your personal injury or medical malpractice cause of action by the designated time limit, you will forfeit the right to hold a negligent doctor or individual accountable. The courts strictly enforce the two-year statute of limitations.