Are you wondering if you can claim for nerve damage caused by acupuncture? If so, read on. More than 2 million acupuncture treatments are delivered each year in the UK, and some studies suggest that around 1 in 10 of them may result in injuries. These injuries can range from bruising to permanent damage to tissues and more. At Accident Advice Helpline, we may well be able to help you if you have been hurt whilst undergoing acupuncture due to negligence or recklessness and the company providing it failed in their duty of care to you.
Do you need to claim for nerve damage caused by acupuncture?
The fact that acupuncture is a self-regulating industry means there are many people on the market delivering treatments that aren’t necessarily competent or trained to do so. In acupuncture, fine needles are inserted into the body so nerve endings can be stimulated and endorphins released. The NHS have been prescribing acupuncture for many years, mainly for lower back pain. It is also used to help people suffering from headaches, infertility, depression and more.
Side-effects are only supposed to be short term and relatively mild. However, the dangers of acupuncture can include abnormal bleeding, abnormal bruising, loss of consciousness, collapsed lungs and more. Nerve damage caused by acupuncture is also more common than it should be. If you are looking for a reputable company that offers acupuncture, it’s wise to choose one that belongs to a prestigious organisation known for its high standards and integrity, such as the British Acupuncture Council or the British Medical Acupuncture Society.
The right kind of solicitor
At Accident Advice Helpline, we are waiting to hear from you if you have sustained nerve damage as a result of undergoing acupuncture and the company who delivered it was to blame. We have been helping our clients obtain compensation for injuries they didn’t cause since 2000 and have vast experience when it comes to dealing with acupuncture cases. Furthermore, we always assign the right kind of solicitor to you, so you’ll be working with an acupuncture case expert if we decide you are eligible to claim and you do want to go ahead.
Contact us today on 0800 689 0500 if you’re on your landline or 0333 500 0993 if you’re using your mobile. We can help you get the compensation you need and deserve.
Date Published: May 9, 2017
Author: Accident Advice