When a medical team is taking you into an operating room, they should have all the information they need to keep you safe. They should know the procedure. They should know your allergies and intolerances. They need to know who you are and any information about you that could complicate the procedure.
When communication is good, that’s how things are. Surgeons do their work without errors. They close up the patient. The patient generally gets better and moves on with life.
Unfortunately, that’s not how things were for you. In your case, you woke up with an unusual feeling in your arm. You were initially told that it was just the anesthesia wearing off gradually, so you’d be fine after a while. Two days later, you still couldn’t use it well. After seeking a second opinion, you found that you had nerve damage. The surgeon must not have been positioned correctly while operating, and now you’ll need to go through another operation if the nerve is to be repaired.
Mistakes are human nature, but it’s frustrating when a surgeon or their team won’t own those mistakes and work to correct them. If you’re lied to or the truth is withheld from you, it makes sense that you’d want to hold the surgeon and their team liable. It’s not fair that you’ve been injured and weren’t quickly informed of the complication.
Complications can happen without errors, but many are a result of negligence, distractions and issues with how the procedure was performed. Your attorney can help you put together a malpractice claim, so you can seek support as you seek medical care to correct what has gone wrong inside your body.