Surgical procedures for any kind of condition carry some risks, but the benefits often outweigh the risks. Every patient should be advised of the risks before any procedure, whether cosmetic or health-related and any physician performing surgery should be able to assess the patient to determine whether they are a fit candidate for an invasive procedure.
Different types of surgery requires different specialists depending on where the surgery is performed. For example, those who require eye surgery may be referred to an ophthalmologist whereas those who need to have bones re-set will be sent to an orthopaedic surgeon. During surgery, great care has to be taken to ensure that nerve damage does not occur. As nerve damage can result in long-term pain, numbness and a recurring tingling sensation, it can cause extreme discomfort for a patient. In more serious cases; paralysis or partial paralysis may occur. If you think your surgical procedure was not performed correctly and you have sustained nerve damage as a result, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Nerve damage after surgery and compensation
Surgeons are highly professional and are trained to ensure that the risks of nerve damage are minimal. If all equipment was cared for correctly and the surgeon performed the procedure correctly, then the surgery is more likely to be successful. However, in rare cases, the potential for injury to the nerves may be higher, particularly if a patient falls victim to sub-standard care in the hands of a surgeon. Depending on the type of surgery, the nerve damage could cause the patient to have difficulties performing everyday tasks, making changes to lifestyle a necessary consequence. This could result in financial difficulty but, if there is evidence your surgeon was negligent, you may be able to make a compensation claim to help with this.
How to begin your medical negligence claim
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm who can assist you in making a claim for nerve damage after surgery. Where there is evidence of negligence, we can take you step by step through the process of winning a cash sum from the party at fault for your injury, whether you have suffered long-term discomfort or you have paralysis after your procedure. Our no win, no fee policy means you don’t have to fork out any cash upfront to pursue your claim. Just give our free 24-hour helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 for some no-obligation advice from an expert and you can choose whether to proceed with your compensation case.
Date Published: July 11, 2014
Author: David Brown