Nerve damage is an extremely painful injury to sustain and something that no patient imagines to suffer when they head into surgery. Unfortunately, due to the lack of focus or skill of a surgeon, nerve damage can be the unexpected result of surgery. This can often result in years of physiotherapy in attempting to regain the fine motor skills that these kind of injuries rob you of.
Have you suffered nerve injuries caused by surgery?
Not only are nerve injuries painful and likely to affect the way that you live your life, it’s also highly likely that you’ll have medical costs as a result. Nerve injuries caused by surgery can be caused by both inefficient or negligent surgeons and both can be held responsible for the damage done to your nerves. Compensation can be sought for injuries inflicted at the hand of negligent surgeons in the last three years granted you sought medical help afterwards.
How can you tell you have suffered nerve damage?
- Numbness – the sensory nerves will be dulled and you experience very little sensation and this will also limit your ability to detect pain in your original area of operation.
- Weakness – Fine motor skills will be reduced and your ability to operate things like computers will diminish. This is a particular issue as this will require physiotherapy to remedy and can take years to restore.
- Pain – Unsurprisingly, pain is very common for people who have suffered nerve injuries. Despite the numbness felt, this pain is sharp where the nerves are damaged.
Claim compensation for nerve injuries caused by surgery
Accident Advice Helpline exists to assist you with any complaints you might have pertaining to injury. We have over 16 years of experience in the field of personal injury claims and work on a no-win, no-fee basis, allowing you to investigate your claim without the fear of exorbitant up-front costs without the guarantee of any compensation.
If you have suffered painful nerve damage during surgery and have had your ability to work compromised, contact us to investigate your claim. Compensation can depend on a number of variables including when it happened and whose fault it was, but if you’re confident it was someone else’s fault, then contact us to claim. Call our 24/7 hotline on 0800 689 0500 or call from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. You can also take a 30-second test on our website if you would prefer a more timely alternative.
Date Published: February 19, 2017
Author: Accident Advice