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Nerve Damage

Nerve damage is a common occurrence after some type of trauma. Nerve damage can occur from accidents such as a car accident, a construction accident, or even a fall or slip. Generally, nerve damage symptoms develop over a few weeks following an accident. They start showing after the initial trauma is passed. So, when the doctor says that you are suffering from nerve damage, it is best you get yourself checked with some tests to confirm the findings. With the help of an EMG or another objective testing procedure, you can be sure of the damage you are suffering through and this will help you get the due compensation for the damage and the treatment procedure. There are many insurance companies that often deprive a victim of the due compensations, especially if the medical evaluation is inappropriate. That is why it is necessary that you get in touch with a professional Washington, PA accident lawyer. Call us at Horowitz & Logue so we can start work on your case.

According to reports, there are more than 20 million people in the United States who have been afflicted with nerve damage. More than 100 types of nerve damage have been identified and classified. The damages may or may not show similar symptoms and have similar treatment procedures.

There are many types of nerves, but the three main types are:

  • Sensory nerves - carry information to the central nervous system. Also known as afferent nerves, they allow people to feel things in the physical world such as our sense of touch, hot or cold temperature, and pain. Damage to sensory nerves can affect our sense of touch.
  • Motor nerves, also known as efferent nerves, carry impulses from the brain to the muscles. It is how we function day to day from doing things like walking to picking up a fork and eating. Damage can be life altering when our muscles aren’t performing properly.
  • Autonomic nerves control automatic functions that we don’t have to think about. This includes things like breathing and our heart rate. If damage occurs, death is imminent without swift intervention.

If you want to get the right compensation from the insurance company, then getting in touch with an experienced Washington, PA injury Lawyer is necessary for you.

Symptoms You Should Look Out For
  • For autonomic nerve damage, you might feel chest pain or difficulty breathing. Lightheadedness, constipation, bladder dysfunction or sexual dysfunction can be symptoms too.
  • For motor nerve damage, you might feel weakness, muscle atrophy, twitching or paralysis.
  • In case of automatic nerve damage, the consequences can be more serious like death since it controls heartbeat or breathing.

In any case, if you want to get the right compensation from the insurance company, then getting in touch with an experienced Washington PA injury Lawyer is necessary for you.

Symptoms You Should Look Out For
  • For automatic nerve damage, you might feel chest pain or difficulty with breathing. Lightheadedness, constipation, bladder dysfunction or sexual dysfunction can be symptoms too.
  • For motor nerve damage, you might feel weakness, muscle atrophy, twitching or paralysis.
  • Sensory nerve damage can come with a range of symptoms and vary from person to person. Symptoms include pain, sensitivity, numbness, tingling or a pricking sensation.

Since all these symptoms can show up singularly or coupled with some others, it is always advised to go through the objective testing procedure so that the Washington, PA injury lawyer can proceed with your claim with the support of the medical documents.

Common Causes
  • Neurotmesis is the most severe kind of damage that can happen to your nerve. It causes complete loss of function, severe bruising, tearing and stretching of the nerve tissues.
  • Axonotmesis can happen due to pressure injury that can take months or years heal.
  • Neurapraxia happens when the transmission of signals get disrupted. It takes weeks to heal.

For treatment and healing, you need financial support that only the insurance company can provide you with. That is why you must get in touch with a Washington, PA accident lawyer at Horowitz & Logue for a consultation. Call us at (724) 288-9750.

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