Electrical Stimulation DangersElectrical Stimulation should be safe.
Patients suffering from muscular, neurologic and orthopedic injuries are frequently prescribed physical therapy. Electrical stimulation is a routine and generally safe component of a physical therapy program. The treatment increases blood flow to hurt areas, provides a gentle massage and at times pain relief. Most patients and unfortunately some physical therapists believe that the electrical stimulation treatments do not involve risks. Electrical stimulation burns should be avoided by following simple safety procedures. A third degree burn is often far worse than the injury most patients sought physical therapy to resolve.
Electrical stimulation treatments have resulted in first, second and sometimes third degree burns. These burns are extremely painful and may result is permanent scarring. Patients that suffer electrical stimulation burns sometimes do not feel the damage during the treatment. Most patients that suffer these burns are told by therapists and doctors that they have never heard of patients suffering serious electrical stimulation burns.
The physical therapy malpractice lawyers at Patterson Law offer free consultations to assess whether electrical stimulation burns are due to malpractice or a defective machine.