When Medical Malpractice Leads to Paralysis

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Each year, hundreds of Californians suffer serious personal injuries that result in paralysis. Paralysis is the complete loss of muscle function of one or more muscle groups, often caused by damage to the central nervous system (the spinal cord) or brain, and can cause loss of feeling or use in the affected area of the body. Paralysis is a serious, life-changing injury to the nervous system and needs to be addressed with excellent medical care.

The causes of paralysis can be a personal injury, such as a car or motorcycle accidents or other trauma with nerve injury; a stroke, poliomyelitis, botulism, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, or Guillain-Barré syndrome; or drugs that interfere with nerve function.  Sadly, many paralysis injuries in Los Angeles are the result of medical malpractice.  If you are convinced your doctor or the doctor of your loved one might have been responsible for causing your / your loved one’s paralysis you should know that California law, and the experienced medical malpractice lawyers at BIK Law, are on your side.

Examples of medical malpractice involving paralysis in Los Angeles include:

  • Ignoring or misdiagnosing a disease until it leads to brain or spinal cord damage;
  • Negligently performing surgery on the brain or spine or post-operative complications that are not recognized and treated promptly;
  • Surgery, particularly on the heart or aorta, that interrupts the blood supply to the spinal cord or brain;
  • Lack of oxygen to the brain during general anesthesia or conscious or deep sedation;
  • Improperly performing spinal anesthesia.

An experienced paralysis lawyer in Los Angeles can help you determine if your case involves medical malpractice and if you can potentially recover financially for your / your loved one’s injuries.  At the Trial Law Offices of Bradley I. Kramer, MD, Esq, we offer a free initial consultation to listen to your situation and let you know if you might have a catastrophic personal injury case. As doctors-turned lawyers, BIK Law understands both your medical injuries and your legal injuries — and is able to explain both to the judge or jury.

If you or a loved one has sustained injuries as a result of another’s negligence, contact a Los Angeles paralysis attorney immediately to review the details of your case. The Trial Law Offices of Bradley I. Kramer, MD, Esq. have years of experience with severe injury cases.

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