One of the most common problems caused to patients as a result of surgical error is nerve damage. Surgeons work in close proximity to the body’s vital nerve endings during operations, meaning the slightest mistake on their part can cause nervous system damage. Nerve damage resulting from medical mistakes has been known to cause loss of sensation, severe pain, and even, in the worst cases, paralysis. When you suffer these symptoms as a result of medical error, you may be able to build a claim for nerve damage compensation.
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What Medical Errors Can Cause Nerve Damage?
Most commonly, medical errors which cause nerve damage happen due to improper surgical techniques or negligence of a particular duty. Medical professionals have a ‘duty of care’ to everyone they treat, entitling them to treatment to the best of their ability, using accepted best practices. Medical errors happen when this duty of care is breached, which may mean a nerve damage claim is possible.
The most common medical errors include, yet are not limited to:
- Severed nerves
- Local anaesthetic errors due to improper precautions when using a syringe or needle
- Inadequate surgical equipment causing nervous inflammation
- Injuries from taking blood from the arm
Our medical negligence solicitors have experience of all kinds of medical errors during surgery and know how to build a case which is difficult to defend against.
What Types Of Surgery Can Cause Nerve Damage?
Most types of surgery pose at least some risk of nervous damage, because the nervous system spans the whole body. Many nerve injuries result when surgeons fail to identify a nerve during surgery, and accidentally sever or damage it. Previous cases have seen nerve damage caused by medical mistakes during:
- Hip/knee replacement surgery
- Hernia surgery
- Surgery to remove tumours
- Tension-free vaginal tape surgery.
As mentioned, any type of surgery poses a risk. If you feel you have been harmed due to negligence or avoidable mistakes during surgery, you may claim for compensation for nerve damage.
How Much Can I Expect To Claim In Nerve Damage Compensation?
It is difficult to give an exact figure as every case is contextual, depending a number of factors including the damage caused, the warnings about risks given, and the precautions taken. Our Compensation Calculator can give a reasonably accurate figure, but sometimes the payout is more or less than this. We will always try to secure the compensation you deserve, and ensure that all your needs are catered for. For this reason, our medical negligence claims take into account actual, medically-proven pain and suffering and the extent, any loss of earnings caused, and the psychological effects of being let down by a medical professional you trusted.
At Asons, we pride ourselves on unparalleled transparency. When you begin the claims process, your solicitor will provide you with an ideal figure and a realistic minimum estimate of your winnings. You will be kept up to date with any changes as the case progresses.
Is Claiming Compensation For Nerve Damage No Win No Fee?
Yes. At Asons Solicitors, we wanted to take the risk out of making a nerve damage claim for all of our clients, allowing everyone an access to justice, regardless of their financial situation. When claiming with us for surgical negligence compensation, you will find no upfront fees, unexpected costs, and no risk of paying the expenses of the defending side.
Before any legal proceedings are undertaken, your nerve damage claim will be considered by our expert clinical negligence solicitors. You will be told whether your case can proceed on a no win no fee basis, but roughly 98% of the claims we take on are ‘no win no fee’.
Why Choose Asons For My Nerve Damage Claim?
If you have contracted nerve damage due to the mistakes made by a surgeon, you should get in touch with an experienced clinical negligence solicitor. Nerve damage claims are always fiercely defended and difficult to prove. This means that expert legal assistance is required to navigate the legislation and build a strong case with the limited evidence available. Successful cases require a lot of work in gathering evidence and organising court proceedings. Asons’ legal experts pride themselves on their empathy and approachability, and are here to do the work for you. With decades of experience, our no win no fee lawyers’ success rate is unparalleled. They will look to secure the compensation results you deserve – both now and in future.