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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation for nerve damage following surgery

    Recovering from any level of surgery is painful and challenging enough, but what happens when some of that pain is the result of nerve damage caused by the activity of surgery itself? Our nervous system is an incredibly complex structure that exists throughout the human body and when it becomes damaged, quite often this is deemed as irreversible. It is a fact that during surgery, it is possible for patients to receive more pain than they bargained for as a result of planned surgical routines. One of the causes of this pain, or quite the opposite, is anaesthesia. Certain medications have been known to cause serious and permanent damage to the patient’s nerve tissues. One of these procedures is known as spinal epidural, this is usually administered during the caesarean section for pre-meditated pregnancies. A large and powerful dose of anaesthetic is injected into the spine to avoid unnecessary pain during the caesarean section procedure. It has been known for patients to have serious mobility issues after this particular anaesthetic and nerve damage is the most common culprit for such cases. Ultimately, the hospital has a duty of care to all patients and the onset of this type of condition is not part of the desired outcome from the associated surgery.

    Do you have nerve damage as a result of surgery?

    If you have reason to believe that you have suffered nerve damage due to a surgical procedure, you may be able to claim medical negligence financial compensation. Although it may seem like a strange way to deal with your discomfort, you should definitely consider this form of action. If you feel there is sufficient evidence to prove that negligence has taken place, you should come and speak with Accident Advice Helpline in the first instance. Your surgeon has a duty of care to all of his patients and nerve damage is not something that is acceptable as a side effect from your operational procedure. As soon as you suspect that all is not right with any part of your nervous system and/or mobility, please see your GP for immediate and seek medical attention.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    We have been helping the UK public to claim financial compensation for this type of medical negligence since the year 2000. We are proud to have a nationwide team of lawyers to help with these claims and you are guaranteed a no win, no fee* claims case. We also have Esther Rantzen, the people’s champion, as our figurehead. She stands for justice and fair play and that is exactly what you deserve. So please call our 24-hour free helpline for some no-obligation advice today.

    Date Published: July 12, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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