The nerve system in the human body is incredibly complex, dictating not only levels of pain throughout the body but also your sense of touch and feeling as well as your body’s movement and general operation. If you have experienced nerve damage, you will know the devastating effects this can have on your body and your life. If your nerve damage has been caused by the negligence of a trained medical professional, the pill can be even harder to swallow, as you would rightly expect a far greater level of care from someone who has been trained to carry out medical procedures in a professional and careful manner.
Nerve damage in medical procedures – how can it happen?
Nerve damage can occur with worrying frequency during surgery, including hip replacements, knee replacements, tumour removal and other surgical procedures. Specific examples include tension-free vaginal tape surgery leading to obturator nerve damage and damage to the inguinal and genito-femoral nerve caused during hernia surgery. Even a simple injection can damage nerves, including those in the spinal cord caused by epidurals and median or radial nerve damage caused by the simple act of giving blood.
The complexity of the nerve system means that mistakes can be remarkable common, but a trained medical professional should be able to avoid making these sorts of mistakes if a proper level of care and consideration is provided at all times. If you have suffered nerve damage as a result of a medical procedure, you may be able to claim compensation. The compensation available is not inconsiderable: simple nerve damage can result in being awarded upwards of £10,000 and if the spinal cord is involved, it can result in a six-figure award. No matter the level to which you have been affected, you should look at the possibility of seeking the recompense you deserve.
Nerve damage can seriously affect your quality of life and even leave you disabled should certain nerves or areas be affected. Your work and social life can be irreparably damaged and you are entitled to be compensated for this. Financial compensation is available for anyone who has had their life affected by nerve damage arising from medical negligence, but the time frame in which you can claim is relatively short, so it is vital that you seek the advice of an accredited specialist medical negligence solicitor at your earliest convenience.
Nerve damage negligence claims – the need for specialist legal advice
A specialist medical negligence lawyer will be able to advise you on the strength of your claim using their experience in the field and will be able to give you information on the best way in which to proceed with your claim. Claiming for medical negligence doesn’t need to be as confusing and daunting as it can otherwise seem, and it could make a huge difference to your life and bring you the justice that you need and deserve after having been treated negligently by a medical professional. You can also rest assured that your case will help to ensure that medical professionals act with a greater awareness in future and that they are made aware of the potential repercussions of negligent behaviour, thereby helping to improve the quality of medical care provided to others.
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