Nerve Injury Negligence Claims
Experiencing nerve damage through medical negligence is tough. Not only have you lost sensation and possibly suffered ongoing pain or paralysis, but the knowledge that it resulted from an avoidable error makes it doubly difficult to handle. If you have experienced nerve injury you believed arose from negligent care, contact The Medical Claims Experts.
What is Nerve Injury Negligence?
Sometimes nerve injury can occur even when all reasonable precautions have been taken to avoid it. The complexity and delicacy contemporary surgery can mean a surgeon may be working less than millimetres away from delicate nerve endings. Nerve injury negligence occurs when avoidable errors damage neurones and the nerves cease to function correctly.
Effects of nerve damage can include:
- Tingling and numbness in hands and feet.
- Loss of sense, such as feeling or sight.
- Weakened muscles.
- The feeling of burning, or shooting pains.
Negligent nerve damage can be caused by:
- Mistakenly cutting a nerve during surgery.
- Putting inappropriate pressure on a nerve for an extended period of time.
- Injuries sustained during birth.
- Poorly administered injections.
These minuscule parts of the body carry an enormous responsibility as they transmit electric impulses to the spinal cord or brain, allowing your body to move and feel. Sensory neurones let you experience temperature, taste, and sound. Relay neurones and motor neurones manage the messages from your central nervous system to various parts of your body, like your hands and feet, which enables you to move. When they are damaged, the results can be life-changing.
How Can We Help?
The Medical Negligence Experts are lawyers who handle medical negligence claims on a daily basis. We love helping clients obtain compensation for clinical negligence, but we appreciate starting the process may feel daunting, especially if you are still dealing with the physical and emotional effects of medical mistreatment.
Lodging a claim for compensation for nerve injury negligence is not a straightforward process, but we will do our best to make it a stress-free one for you. The first stage is to ascertain whether you have a valid reason to claim. To do this, we need to prove two things:
- That you were the victim of negligence, and that your nerve damage was caused by an action which could have been – and should have been – avoided. We mentioned earlier that not all nerve damage is due to negligence. Some procedures come with a risk of nerve damage, but this should always be clearly explained to patients so they can make informed consent.
- That the negligence caused you injury or harm. This one can be difficult, especially if the damage occurred recently and doctors are still determining the extent of the effects.
There is a time limit for bringing a medical compensation claim to court. Most conclude before that becomes necessary. However, the gathering of evidence, negotiation, and defendant’s investigation all take time. As a rule of thumb, the more complex your condition, the longer the processing of a claim will take.
Contact The Medical Negligence Experts today for a no-obligation consultation. We will be able to answer your questions about what to expect should you proceed with your compensation claim for nerve injury negligence.
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have suffered from medical negligence in the past 3 years, the short answer is yes.
However, medical negligence can be complicated, so we recommend that you speak with one of our expert solicitors - It’s Free.
How much could I claim?
As every medical case is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: the level of negligence, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our experienced team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party of your claim. With your dedicated solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee
We offer a No Win No Fee* service on all our claims - We assess each claim on its merits with the information provided, which aids us to determine its likely success rate. This takes the risk away from you.
Expert, Family Solicitors
Our experienced solicitors are experts in securing compensation no matter the level of negligence.
We are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you, while providing friendly support every step of the way.
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On contact, you will be allocated your own expert Medical Negligence solicitor who will be there every step of the way. You will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of your solicitor.
Expert nerve injury negligence solicitors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of medical negligence claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case, you don’t pay! Once you make contact, your experienced solicitor will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
Whether you are ready to make a nerve injury negligence claim, or you would just like a free conversation with a legal professional, we have experts on hand to give you all the information you need. Take the first step to getting what you deserve by filling in our quick contact form and we will call you back whenever suits you.