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Common Signs of Motor Nerve Damage in New Jersey

By Lependorf & Silverstein on October 20, 2016

Injuries to the nerves can be physically and emotionally devastating, and when a victim is injured, they could be looking at a lifetime of chronic pain, lethargy, depression, and immobility. Nerve injuries are often caused by poorly performed surgeries, accidents, and erroneously prescribed medications, and if your nerves are injured in this manner, you may be able to take legal action against the responsible party. If your life has been uprooted by a serious motor nerve injury, the following information may help you understand your legal options.

What Are Nerves?

Nerves act as messengers, sending electrical impulses between the brain and other parts of the body. In the medical community, nerve damage is known as neuropathy, and it can be caused by physical trauma, as well as a host of medical conditions. When a person experiences neuropathy, he or she may feel severe pain or lose feeling in a body part altogether. Nerves are an essential part of your neurological system, and when they are injured, victims often lose the ability to regulate basic bodily functions and control their own movements.

Nerves are placed into one of three different categories. Sensory nerves allow us to feel sensations on the skin, and they relay messages between the spinal cord and brain. Motor nerves allow us to control our movement, and they send messages from the brain to the muscles. Autonomic nerves regulate involuntary bodily functions such as breathing, digestion, and blood flow.

Common Signs of Motor Neuropathy

Motor nerve injuries are notoriously difficult to deal with. Depending on the type of nerve a victim injures, neuropathy can present itself in a variety of ways. Some of the most common signs of motor neuropathy include the following symptoms.

  • Physical weakness
  • Muscles paralysis and tremors
  • Inability to feel pain or pronounced changes in temperature
  • Loss of motor skills and coordination
  • Sudden, sharp pains in various areas of the body
  • Hypersensitivity to physical sensations

If you experience any of the symptoms above, you should contact a medical professional immediately.

Contact Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C.

It is important to retain the services of one or more New Jersey nerve injury attorneys when dealing with a motor nerve injury. Our team has received an Avvo rating of “superb,” and when you allow us to handle your case, you will see why. If you are ready to contact Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., give us a call at (609) 240-0040.

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