Nerve damage compensation claims
We help people who have experienced nerve damage as a result of medical negligence. Find out if you have a claim and get the compensation you rightly deserve. Nerve damage can be life changing so do not hesitate if you feel you may have fallen victim to a lack of care / negligence.
As with all serious medical procedures there is a calculated and accepted risk and even with the best medical practitioners and the best possible care taken problems can occur. Surgeons will often be working in very close proximity to nerves during operations. Negligence occurs when otherwise avoidable damage is caused to nerves causing lasting symptoms to a patient. Nerve damage can also be caused by poorly administered injections and even prolonged pressure to an area of the body.
Nerve damage symptoms
- Tingling or numbness in limbs / hands / feet
- Weak Muscles
- Loss of sight
- Loss of senses such as feeling
- Burning or shooting pain
Can I sue the NHS for permanent nerve damage
The first thing we need to do is to find out if you have a valid claim. We know this can be stressful but we must prove that your nerve damage was caused by negligence / avoidable action. Some nerve damage can be caused by routine procedures and have accepted risks so it is important that one of our experts clarifies this aspect with you and that the negligence has caused you harm. Nerve damage can be slightly more complex than other types of claim due to side effects from surgery and expected recovery periods.
There is also a time limit on all negligence claims, action must have been started within 3 years of treatment or care and/or when you first discovered that something had gone wrong.