There is no situation scarier than worrying for the health of your child. You rely on doctors and medical professionals to tell you the right things to do, but you're left feeling exceptionally helpless. You wonder if there's something else you should or could do to alleviate symptoms and better care for them. What should you do if your child suffers paralysis after surgery?
What Might Cause Your Child's Post Surgery Symptoms?
If your child suffers paralysis after surgery, it might be the result of anoxia or hypoxia. Anoxia is characterized by the lack of sufficient oxygen getting to organs. Hypoxia is often used interchangeably with the term anoxia, though the lack of oxygen can cause permanent damage. Anoxic brain injury can occur if the brain is deprived of the proper amount of oxygen.
Often, people with anoxic brain injury will lose consciousness and may fall into a coma. This doesn't always happen, but any time a child loses consciousness, it's a cause for immediate medical care. Other symptoms may include loss of motor function in limbs, difficulty speaking, and difficulty with tasks that were once common, such as brushing teeth or holding a pencil.
If your child suffered permanent damage during surgery, there may be a number of contributing factors involved. If they were deprived of oxygen to their brain during surgery, it may be the fault of the surgeon or medical team.
If your child is currently experiencing any symptoms of paralysis, has lost consciousness or shows other indications of damage, contact their physician or the nearest emergency room immediately.
Do You Believe Your Child Suffered Damage Due To Medical Malpractice?
If you believe that your child suffered damages from surgery and that the hospital or doctor might be at fault, you should contact one of our experienced medical malpractice attorneys now for a free consultation to discuss your legal options. Ross Feller Casey handles all of its cases on a contingency basis, meaning there will never be a charge until a monetary recovery is made in your case.