A father does not have fewer rights than a mother just by virtue of being male. It's something that fathers must remember to protect themselves. Biases in court are not only unfair but also illegal.
When nerves are damaged, a person may develop peripheral neuropathy. This simply means that the nerves that carry information to and from the brain are damaged and unable to carry the signals correctly. Single nerves that are damaged or groups of nerves that suffer damage can cause peripheral neuropathy.