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Nerve injury claims

Nerve injury is one of the most common problems caused for patients as a result of surgical error. During operations, surgeons work in close proximity to nerve endings, which means even the slightest mistake could cause serious damage to the nervous system.

In most cases, surgery is carried out without error, but sometimes, mistakes happen that can be life changing for the patient. Nerve damage resulting from surgical error can cause a loss of sensation or severe pain, and, in some instances, paralysis.

If you or a loved one has suffered a nerve injury as a result of an error in surgery, you may be able to claim compensation.

CAUSES OF NERVE DAMAGE

Often, medical errors that cause nerve damage happen due to negligence, such as improper surgical techniques. Surgeons, as well as other medical professionals, have a “duty of care” to all patients they treat, which means they should provide care to the best of their ability, using widely accepted best practices.

However, mistakes do happen when this duty of care is breached, meaning patients could be entitled to claim compensation.

The most common medical errors leading to nerve injury include, but are not limited to:

  • Errors involving local anaesthetic due to improper precautions when using a syringe
  • Inadequate surgical equipment causing inflammation of the nerves
  • Injuries from taking blood from the arm
  • Severed nerves

At Ramsdens, our medical negligence solicitors have a great deal of experience in dealing with all types of errors during surgery. Therefore, we are best placed to help you get the compensation you deserve.

TYPES OF SURGERY

Almost all types of surgery pose at least some risk of nerve damage due to the nervous system’s expansion around the whole body. Many injuries happen when surgeons fail to identify a nerve during an operation, and accidentally sever or damage it.

Previous cases we have dealt with have seen nerve damage caused by medical mistakes during:

  • Hernia surgery
  • Hip/knee replacement surgery
  • Surgery to remove tumours
  • Tension-free vaginal tape surgery

If you feel as if you have been injured due to negligence, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

HOW MUCH CAN I CLAIM?

It is difficult to give an exact figure because every case is different and depends upon a number of factors. Usually, each case is based on the following things:

  • The damage caused
  • The warnings about risks given
  • Any precautions taken against injury

At Ramsdens Solicitors, our medical negligence team will try to secure the compensation you deserve, while ensuring all your needs are catered for. We take into account any actual, medically proven pain, as well as the extent of any loss of earnings caused, and the emotional impact of being injured at the hands of a medical professional.

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The medical negligence specialists at Ramsdens Solicitors pride themselves on providing the best possible service at what we know is a sensitive time. We can talk through your case, explaining each step clearly, and be with you every step of the way.

Speak to the team a today for advice by calling 01484 821 500, or fill out an online enquiry form and we will get back to you.