The failure to recognize that a nerve was being compressed, despite the patient complaining about symptoms of pain, numbness and tingling were ignored during a busy emergency room shift. The failure to perform surgery in a timely manner resulted in permanent damage to the nerve, the arm and hand. This case was settled during discovery and shortly before it was placed on the trial calendar.
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Heather 02/26/2009 08:46 PM
I was wondering what type of nerve damage did the patient experience? Were they able to correct it by doing a nerve transplant. My son was in a similar situation six months ago when he was seen in the ER for a cut Elbow. He was complaining he couldn't feel his hand and they just stitched him up and sent him home. He complained of numbness in his hand even before he was stitched. He is now having surgery to try a nerve transplant but they tell me we will be lucky if he gets 70% senstations back in a year.
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Gerry Oginski 02/26/2009 11:12 PM
Hi Heather, I'm sorry to learn about your son. In this case, the nerve was compressed from fluid that built up from manipulation of his shoulder which was dislocated and reduced in the hospital. Where did this happen?
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Heather 02/27/2009 06:23 PM
It happened in NJ, but his surgery is taking place in NY.
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