Foot drop is a condition that affects an individual's ability to lift the front part of the foot, as the muscles in the foot are weakened or paralyzed. Foot drop can be caused by neurological, muscular or anatomical factors. In some cases, foot drop that may be caused by a medical mistake.
Legal Representation in Foot Drop Cases
If you have suffered a foot drop injury due to medical malpractice, you should discuss your case with an experienced medical malpractice attorney. At Carter Law Offices, we have secured substantial settlements on behalf of clients who have been injured in all types of medical malpractice accidents. Contact a foot drop injury lawyer in Kansas City today to schedule a free initial consultation.
Foot Drop Injury: Causes And Treatment
Foot drop can be caused by any of the following:
- Nerve compression
- Surgical error
- Incorrect position on surgical table
- Other nerve damage
If foot drop is diagnosed in a timely manner, certain medical procedures may be effective in restoring functionality. In certain cases, foot drop is a permanent condition, depending on the type and extent of injury. If foot drop is caused by a herniated disk, for example, treating the disk may resolve the nerve damage and symptoms of foot drop may disappear. However, foot drop is not always treatable, so it is important to work with an attorney who understands that and who can help you plan for the long-term effects of your injury.
Our staff includes an on-staff registered nurse and a doctor of chiropractic. We are able to effectively address the medical and legal issues that arise in a foot drop injury case.
Contact a Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Missouri
Foot drop can lead to permanent weakness and discomfort. If you have suffered nerve injuries due to medical malpractice, we can help you claim the compensation you deserve. Contact our law firm online or call 816-283-3500 to schedule a free consultation.