Denver Locked-In Syndrome Attorneys
We Can Help When Medical Malpractice Leaves You Paralyzed
Locked-in syndrome is a terrifying condition that leaves its victim conscious yet almost entirely paralyzed and most patients are only able to communicate by blinking their eyes. When this condition is caused by medical professionals, they should be held responsible for the emotional and monetary damages suffered by both the patient and their family.
Leventhal & Puga, P.C., is an award-winning medical malpractice law firm made up of some of the top trial lawyers in the country. We will work to identify and recover damages from the people that caused your loved one’s locked-in syndrome due to improper medical care. For a no-cost initial consultation, please call (303) 759-9945.
What Is Locked-In Syndrome?
Locked-in syndrome is a terrifying neurological disorder in which there is a complete paralysis of all voluntary muscles except for the ones that control the movements of the eyes. Individuals with locked-in syndrome are conscious and awake, but have no ability to produce movement or to speak, according to the National Organization for Rare Disorders. Patients’ capacity for normal brain function and awareness of their condition is usually unaffected.
Locked-in syndrome is most often caused by damage to the brainstem. This damage often results from lack of blood flow or bleeding, but can also be caused by trauma. Damage can be done to the brainstem through blood clot or stroke, infection of the brain, overly increased sodium levels, tumors, loss of the protective insulation that surrounds nerve cells, and inflammation of the nerves.
How Locked-In Syndrome Becomes Medical Malpractice
Attorneys at Leventhal & Puga, P.C., obtained a settlement for the family of a client with locked-in syndrome. Our client suffered a catastrophic brainstem stroke that went undiagnosed and untreated until it was too late. These unimaginable injuries could have been avoided had proper treatment been provided. As a result of his condition, our client was fully conscious but unable to move his body except to blink his eyes and make slight head movements. Attorneys at Leventhal & Puga, P.C., worked to hold the responsible people and hospital accountable for the horrible injuries they caused.
Work with a Top Denver Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Our knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyers at Leventhal & Puga, P.C., will work to determine and prove your loved one’s healthcare providers are liable for medical malpractice if they mistreated or misdiagnosed locked-in syndrome. This means proving that a doctor-patient relationship existed at the time of the error/s, that the error qualifies as negligence, and that this negligence was a cause of your loved one’s injuries.
If you and your family have suffered due to a healthcare provider’s negligence, you deserve compensation for medical care, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you would like to speak with a Denver medical malpractice team about your case, give Leventhal & Puga, P.C., a call at (303) 759-9945. We will evaluate your case at no cost to you. We handle medical malpractice claims across the United States, and we have the resources and the expertise to fully investigate any case.