Trigeminal Nerve Injury

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Experienced Legal Counsel for Hernando County Accident Victims

Suffering a severe dental injury can cause many problems for you and your family, especially if it forces you out of work either temporarily or permanently. At Holliday Karatinos Law Firm, PLLC, our injury attorneys have over five decades of collective experience guiding individuals in Hernando County and the surrounding areas through a wide variety of legal claims. We work with a team of skilled medical professionals who can help assess your harm and its impact on your life.

Hold a Negligent Individual or Entity Liable for Compensation

The trigeminal nerve arises from the brainstem inside the skull and supplies movement and feeling to parts of the face, including the forehead, the eyes, the upper lip, and the roof of the mouth. The nerve also assists certain muscles in the face with the process of chewing, biting, and swallowing. Injuries to the area can result in intense, shock-like pain in the face. These intense pain flashes can occur without warning or when certain areas of the face are touched.

To hold a careless individual responsible for damage to your trigeminal nerve, you generally must show that the defendant acted negligently. In most personal injury lawsuits, there are four things you must establish through a negligence claim in order to assert your right to compensation. The first two elements are duty and breach. According to Florida law, each of us has a duty to act with the same ordinary care and skill that a reasonably prudent person would use in a similar situation. However, this can vary in situations where a professional standard of care may be relevant. For dentists, as an example, the duty of care requires adhering to the same procedures that other dentists in their geographical area would use for a similarly situated patient.

The third element of negligence is called causation. This part of the claim requires the victim to show that the injury to his or her trigeminal nerve would not have occurred if the defendant had used the appropriate level of care. One of the most common ways that a trigeminal nerve injury occurs is during dental procedures such as wisdom tooth removal, root canals, implants, and injections.

Finally, the plaintiff must provide evidence of the economic and non-economic damages that he or she incurred as a result of the harm. Generally, this includes medical expenses, physical therapy, lost income, loss of future earning capacity, and pain and suffering, among any other types of costs or losses specific to the circumstances. Since the trigeminal nerve is so closely associated with motor function, speaking, eating, and facial expressions, damage to this nerve can cause many victims to lose their jobs. For example, individuals in sales positions, teachers, and people who talk on the phone frequently may find it difficult to continue functioning as they did prior to suffering their harm.

Discuss Your Injury Claim with a Brooksville Attorney

A negligence case that involves complex medical conditions and terminology usually requires the resourcefulness and zeal of a seasoned attorney. If you have suffered a trigeminal nerve injury, our team of professionals is ready to help you build your case and seek the compensation you deserve. The lawyers at Holliday Karatinos Law Firm, PLLC have helped victims of car accidents and other preventable incidents throughout the Spring Hill area and elsewhere in Florida. We offer a free consultation, so there is no risk in meeting with us to learn more about your potential legal rights. Call us at 866-597-0009 or contact us online to set up an appointment. We have represented injured individuals from New Tampa, Lutz, and throughout Pasco and Citrus Counties.

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