Nerve Damage

Nerve Damage

Recovering Compensation for Nerve Damage

Nerve DamageThe nervous system is what allows the body to function as a cohesive unit, carrying billions of messages from one body part to the next.

When you sustain nerve damage, that flow of signals is disrupted. As a result, victims may experience continual discomfort or weakness and may even be prevented from doing their jobs.

At Glotzer & Kobren, P.A. in Boca Raton, Florida, our lawyers provide the experienced, aggressive and personalized representation necessary to help clients recover a settlement that fully compensates them for every aspect of their loss.

For a free consultation to discuss nerve damage resulting from negligence, call 561-361-8677 or contact us online today.

How Can I Prove Nerve Damage Has Occurred?

Before you can convince an insurance company or jury to award compensation for nerve damage, you first have to prove that the damage has taken place. Nerve damage can be measured by conducting tests to measure “nerve conduction velocity” or NCV.

One common NCV test uses an instrument called the electromyograph. Electromyography (EMG) tests measure the electrical conduction of nerves to determine how well neural impulses are flowing through them. If the impulses are lower than what they should be, it’s indicative of nerve damage.

How Can You Tell if You Have Nerve Damage?

Most instances of nerve damage occur somewhere along the spinal cord. Frequently, a herniated disc can cause a nerve to be “pinched.”

Although the injury is located in the back, the victim will experience symptoms in the part of the body that is controlled by that particular nerve — usually in the arms, legs, fingers and toes.

Symptoms of a pinched nerve often seem to radiate throughout the affected extremity, and can include:

  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Weakness or Loss of Strength

If you were involved in a car accident or other traumatic event and are now experiencing these symptoms, you should speak with a doctor.

To schedule a free consultation to discuss your symptoms and your legal options with an attorney at Glotzer & Kobren, P.A., call 561-361-8677 or contact us online today.