Nerve Damage Claims & Nervous System Injury Compensation Claims
What is Nerve Damage?
Nerves are extremely important in ensuring the body functions properly. They are responsible for controlling sensitivity and sensation throughout the body, and any damage suffered can have serious consequences. This might involve loss of or an enhancement of sensation, including significantly increased pain, victims may not be able to work or function as they normally would as the discomfort can be extreme.
What do the effects of nerve damage include?
- Partial paralysis or complete paralysis following a surgery.
- Pins and Needles/ Numb limbs
- Cold feeling in the legs or arms.
- Loss of sensation/ Loss of function of the body part due to the particular nerve.
- Legs or Arms feel heavy
- Struggle in lifting up the foot or toes
- Struggle in picking up or holding objects.
Compensation for nerve damage after surgery:
Nerve injuries can occur when doctors fail to detect a nerve during a surgery, leading to devastating consequences. Other nerve injuries can arise from needles, this can be from injections, taking blood or providing some kind of pain relief, the effects a nerve injury on the victim can be extreme, effecting how they operate their day to day life. Knowing that it could be due to medical negligence may make the sufferer feel low and unassured.
How does a claim work?
A personal injury compensation claims solicitor will go through the details of your claim, the process and each step, as well as take the key information required to analyse how much you could be expected to receive. They will also look into the effects of the accident and the injuries sustained, the considerations factors of age, sex and the victims general health are also required to calculate the monetary value of the damage. When carrying out your compensation claim we will also take into account the consequence the injury has had on the quality of your life. If your accident has affected your daily life by effecting your ability to carry out crucial daily tasks, then the compensation claim does generally be higher.
Your compensation claim will not only comprise compensation for the physical damage which you suffered but will also take into account any psychological damage which you may have suffered as a consequence of the incident. One of the key things that the compensation claim can help you with is recovering any incurred financial costs, these are often referred to as special damages and can include money spent on the medical bills, rehabilitation or transportation costs. Special damages also include the loss of any income due to your injury.
How much could you claim for nerve damage?
You may be entitled to claim for compensation if you have suffered nerve damage as a result of another person's negligence.
Each case differs and is judged accordingly, the severity of the damage will influence the amount you are rewarded, but some of the most common examples of accidental nerve damage include:
- Administration of anti-blood clotting drugs, which can lead to bleeding in or around the nerves
- Injection of drugs into or near the nerves
- Administration of drugs that prove toxic to the nerves
- The taking of a blood sample leading to bleeding from a punctured artery and compression of the nerve
To find out if you are in a position to make a claim for compensation, contact our expert solicitors today. For a free consultation about a nerve damage compensation claim, call our specialist negligence solicitors at Grieves Solicitors on Freephone 0800 0747 644 or fill in one of our claim forms and someone will be in touch.