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Nerve damage compensation claims
At Stephensons, we understand that nerve (neurological) damage can have huge, life changing effects on both yours and your family’s lives. If you have undergone surgery that has resulted in lasting nerve damage, our team of specialist clinical negligence solicitors may be able to help you claim the compensation that you deserve to help you recover.
Our expert clinical negligence solicitors understand how hard it can be to come to terms with the effects of nerve damage, whether it be as the result of an accident during surgery or due to the negligence of a medical professional in delaying diagnosing and treating a medical condition. Our team is on-hand to provide genuine support and guidance as well as expert legal advice throughout the course of your nerve damage compensation claim. Call us today on 01616 966 229 for free initial guidance on your options.
How does nerve damage occur?
Nerves are extremely delicate and can be easily damaged during surgery. In most cases, medical staff will actively try to reduce the risk of nerve damage by ensuring that they are aware of nearby nerves before operating, and usually surgery is carried out without complications. However, accidents can happen – particularly if adequate care has not been taken.
Whilst nerve damage can occur during any major surgery, it is particularly common when undergoing certain operations, for example; hip, knee, back and hernia surgery. Nerve damage can also occur if certain medical conditions go undiagnosed, such as diabetes. If you have recently undergone surgery and experienced any of the following symptoms, your nerves may have been negligently damaged in the process:
- Tingling or shooting pains around the area
- Distinctly altered sensations
- Paralysis and immobility
- Muscle weakness
Am I entitled to make a clinical negligence claim if I have nerve damage after surgery?
If you have suffered nerve damage following surgery, it could be due to somebody else’s negligence. If this is the case, you may be entitled to compensation. Our team of specialist solicitors will assess your claim thoroughly and discuss the severity of your symptoms and the circumstances of how they occurred with you in full. Once we have built a clear picture of how the effects of nerve damage may affect your current day to day life and your future we will be able to advise on how much compensation you may expect to receive.
For free initial guidance on your options contact our team now on 01616 966 229.
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