As a result of medical negligence, patients can be susceptible to a serious condition call compartment syndrome. Blood flow must occur between the various compartments of our bodies. With compression or restrictions from injuries or inflammation, a pressure buildup happens as a result. If blood flow is restricted within arms, legs or abdomen for an extended period of time, symptoms such as extreme pain, tightness or numbness occur, leading to possible long-term damage to muscles and nerves. Compartment syndrome may occur as a result of the following situations caused by medical malpractice:
- Unrecognized complication following a fracture
- Bandaging applied too tightly
- Crash injuries
- Blood vessel or abdominal surgery
If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of this condition due to medical negligence, we encourage you to contact our team of compartment syndrome medical malpractice lawyers in Burlington, VT. We’re available to offer a free consultation and help you determine the best course of action for your particular situation. Contact us today.