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What is Nerve Damage & How Does it Occur?

Nerve damage happens after an injury. These injuries are usually catastrophic. Victims often experience nerve damage in arms, hands, or feet, but it can happen anywhere. When a person suffers nerve damage, the brain stops sending signals to that part of the body. The other party should be liable when it is the cause of negligence. Discuss your options with a Houston personal injury attorney from The Doan Law Firm PLLC today.  

How Nerve Damage Occurs

An accident or surgery complication can result in nerve damage. The severity of the injury will determine how the nerve damage impacts your body. Sometimes if the injury is minor, the nerves will heal themselves. They can also be healed with treatment. Severe injuries may not have the same outcome. 

Minor cases often involve nerve fibers being damaged. These can be repaired. It is harder to regain use in severe injuries with damage to the fibers and the tissues. Sometimes victims cannot heal these injuries. The worst case is when the nerve is completely cut. There is currently no way to fix a cut nerve. 

Signs of Nerve Damage

Your nerves cannot carry signals from your brain. This is a normal function. When it is interrupted, you will feel pain and discomfort. The following are signs of nerve damage:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Numbness or tingling 
  • Dropping items you’re holding frequently 
  • Sharp pains in your limbs 
  • Feelings of wearing a tight glove or sock 
  • Buzzing sensation 

You can experience these symptoms in any area of your body. It will be worse in the area that suffered the injury. If you have any of these symptoms, you must seek medical attention. Once you receive care, your next step is to speak to a Texas personal injury attorney. 

Treating Nerve Damage 

There is treatment available for nerve damage depending on the severity. The sooner you get treatment, the higher your chance of recovery. The longer you wait for treatment, the worse the nerve damage can get. Sometimes it reaches a point beyond repair. However, there is no guarantee that you will recover because these injuries can be permanent. 

Determining the best treatment will involve testing. You might need physical therapy and injections to alleviate some of the pain. However, repairing nerve damage usually involves surgery. If the damage cannot be repaired, you will require home modifications, caregiver services, and more. 

Compensation for Nerve Damage Injuries 

Treatment for nerve damage is expensive and can be lifelong. After suffering a catastrophic injury, you will need a higher settlement than most injury cases. These injury cases are challenging to pursue. The insurance companies do not want to pay you even though you were injured and need reimbursement for your losses. Our Houston catastrophic injury lawyer will seek damages for the following:

  • Ongoing medical treatment 
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Property damage
  • Home modifications 
  • Caregiver services 
  • Lost wages

The Doan Law Firm PLLC will review your case and find all the compensation you can seek for your nerve damage claim. 

Call an Injury Attorney Today

If you or someone you love suffers from nerve damage, you must take immediate action. Our lawyers are here to listen to you and begin building your case. Call us today to schedule a free consultation.

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