Central Pontine Myelinolysis Lawyer in Houston
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Central Pontine Myelinolysis (CPM) is a serious medical condition associated with complications due to hyponatremia. Patients suffering from hyponatremia have an electrolyte imbalance resulting in an abnormally low sodium level. Although hyponatremia can be treated effectively if diagnosed early, if left undiagnosed osmotic myelinolysis can occur -- the demyelination of nerve fibers in the brain. In most cases, CPM results when doctors apply treatment too rapidly by giving patients fluids higher in salt to correct their electrolyte imbalance (hyponatremia). Since CPM usually occurs as a complication associated with treatment for other conditions, it's often caused by negligence. At Hampton & King, we work with medical experts in order to identify failures in diagnosing and treating hyponatremia according to standard treatment protocols.
If you or a family member has suffering brain damage, serious injury, or death due to central pontine myelinolysis, contact medical malpractice lawyer Hartley Hampton today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
Complications associated with Central Pontine Myelinolysis
The law office of Hartley Hampton represents clients suffering from the following kinds of medical complications and injuries due to CPM:
- Cognitive impairment
- Brain damage
- Double vision
- Speech difficulty
- Muscle spasms
- Uncontrollable eye movements
Assessing Health Care Provider Negligence and CPM
Since CPM is usually a complication of treatment for hyponatremia, it is usually preventable. The question then arises, what did a doctor do - or fail to do - in treating a patient for low sodium? In most cases, hyponatremia is reversible when recognized and treated properly. In consultation with medical professionals, Mr. Hampton reviews patient records, vital signs, and results of lab tests in order to recreate the decisions and actions of a doctor. In doing so, we can often identify important information that was missed or ignored in failures to properly treat hyponatremia.
Contact Central Pontine Myelinolysis Attorney Hartley Hampton Today
We understand the medical issues involved in CPM. If you or a family member has suffered from CPM due to physician negligence, contact medical malpractice lawyer Hartley Hampton today and schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.