Crafting Strong Strategies for Nerve Injury Claims

The legal team at The Alvarez Law Firm will work meticulously to analyze the individual facts of your nerve injury claim and build a strong legal strategy to help you achieve maximum damages. Our clients trust us to provide them with compassionate and competent legal advice and support every step of the way. 

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Types of Nerve Complications and Injuries in Florida

There are three essential types of nerves in the human body – autonomic, sensory, and motor nerves. It’s not uncommon for nerves to get scraped or pinched, resulting in irreversible pain. Serious nerve injuries involve nerves that are severed or cut. This may lead to potentially permanent damage. The three types of nerve damage or neuropathy include:

  • Mononeuropathy: Single nerve is damaged
  • Neuritis: Nerves get compressed because of inflammation
  • Polyneuropathy: Multiple nerves may be damaged in single or multiple areas of the body

Several factors determine the consequences of nerve injury, including the type and location of the nerves involved. 

Common Signs and Symptoms of Nerve Injury

Nerve injury generally involves more than one type of nerve. The signs and symptoms of nerve injury depend on the type of nerves injured. 

Signs of Autonomic Nerve Damage

Autonomic nerves control some of the most important bodily functions, and an injury can cause dramatic problems, including digestive and respiratory conditions. Symptoms may include:

  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Inability to sweat
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Dizziness 
  • Fainting
  • Blood pressure changes
  • Inability to tolerate heat

Signs of Sensory Nerve Damage

These nerves control your ability to feel pain and sense things. You may suffer from a permanent loss of sensation if these nerves get damaged. Symptoms may include:

  • Numbness
  • Shooting, throbbing, or burning pain
  • Inability to feel pain
  • Tingling sensations
  • Problems with coordination
  • Difficulty walking

Signs of Motor Nerve Damage

Motor nerves are responsible for controlling the ability to move. Symptoms may include:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Cramps
  • Twitching sensations
  • Problems with coordination
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Paralysis
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Causes of Nerve Injury in Florida

Nerve injuries are usually the result of a traumatic accident, such as whiplash following a car accident, or the back and neck injuries sustained in a slip-and-fall accident. 

These are the common causes of accident-related nerve injuries in Florida:

  • Medical or surgical negligence
  • Defective medical device injuries
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Car accidents
  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect
  • Assault and violence
  • Truck accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Dog bites 
  • Defective products

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Suing for Surgery-related Nerve Injuries

Medical and surgical errors rank as the third leading cause of death in the United States. Medical errors surpass respiratory illness. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine published a report in May 2016 after analyzing the medical death data over a period of 8 years to find that over 250,000 deaths occur each year in the US owing to medical error. These are preventable deaths that happened because of the negligence of medical providers and/or healthcare facilities. 

If you or someone you love suffered a nerve injury because of a surgical error, you are entitled to file a claim against the surgeon or physician for medical malpractice. A dependable and solid medical malpractice attorney will use facts of the case along with a medical expert’s testimony to prove that a reasonable standard of care was not delivered. You can pursue compensation for medical care, lost wages, lost opportunities, pain and suffering, lost capacity, and any other damage suffered. 

How Long Do I Have to File a Nerve Injury Lawsuit in Florida?

The applicable statute of limitations depends on the type of injury sustained. Accident victims get 4 years to bring a personal injury lawsuit in Florida. Hence, you have 4 years if your nerve injury is because of a slip-and-fall, car accident, dog bite, or some other similar accident.

However, if the nerve injury is because of medical malpractice, you have 2 years before the statute of limitations runs out. It’s fundamental to remember that you will forever lose the right to compensation once the limitation period expires. You should consult with a knowledgeable Florida nerve injury malpractice attorney as soon as possible after the injury in order to have the advantage of time on your side. 

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Discuss a Winning Legal Strategy With the Best Miami Medical Malpractice Attorneys to Maximize Damages

Nerve injury lawsuits are generally complex because of the difficult terminology and medical conditions involved. The seasoned nerve injury attorneys at The Alvarez Law Firm in Florida have the resources and zeal to doggedly pursue your claim. We have helped numerous clients win large settlements and verdicts to help them move forward with their lives.

We will bring our decades of experience, extensive resources, and relentless execution to get you the financial compensation you are entitled to. Schedule your free case review with our lawyers today. Call us at 877-445-7675 or contact us online.

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