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Nerve damage

Nerves are responsible for controlling sensitivity and sensation in most parts of the body.

Nerve damage often result in either loss of sensation or enhanced sensation such as pain.

A damaged nerve can arise from inadequately performed surgery.

Nerve damage symptoms

Accidental nerve damage is one of the most serious and painful things that can happen to your body.  It is debilitating. Sufferers may be unable to work or indeed function as normal.

Symptoms of nerve damage can include:

  • Legs or arms feel heavy
  • Difficulty lifting up foot or toes
  • Difficulty picking up or holding objects, or manipulating them in your hand
  • Arm or leg feels like “pins and needles” or are numb
  • Cold feeling in arm or leg
  • Burning or “electrical” feeling

Loss of sensation may also lead to loss of function of the body part controlled by that particular nerve or nerves.

Causes of nerve damage

Accidental nerve damage can be caused in many ways:

  • administration of certain toxic drugs
  • direct physical damage due to the different procedures including cutting, burning, stretching or compression
  • excessive force used to deliver a baby leading to an injury in the brachial plexus
  • excessive physical traction
  • improper administration of anti blood clotting drugs
  • inadvertent injection of certain drugs into or around the surrounding area of a nerve
  • insufficient blood supply causing oxygen starvation to the nerves
  • direct compression to a nerve due to application of a tourniquet
  • blood pressure build up in the vicinity of a nerve due to a damaged blood vessel.
  • unwarranted nerve pressure due to improper positioning of the body during a surgical operation

Hugh James nerve damage compensation experience

If a member of your family has suffered nerve damage as a result of surgery they could be eligible for compensation.

If we advise that you have a potential claim for compensation we will act to gather the relevant employment and medical evidence to build your case.

At Hugh James we believe in providing excellent client care by keeping clients informed at each stage of the case.  Our initial assessment of your clinical negligence claim is free of charge.

We have access to the best specialist medical experts to enable us to obtain evidence of past and possible future needs to ensure that you are adequately compensated for the disability you suffer.

We treat every client with sensitivity and care, whilst aiming at the same time to deliver results including the highest financial settlement possible.

Hugh James has assisted many people to claim compensation due to negligence on the part of medical professionals.

If you or a member of your family has suffered as a result of a poor medical treatment contact our friendly and approachable team today.

If after talking to us you decide not to take matters further you are under no obligation to do so and you will not be charged for our initial advice session.

If you feel you have receive sub-standard treatment which has resulted in nerve damage, contact one of our expert team of solicitors today.

We are dedicated to your best interests and can advise you on how to proceed.

Our team of lawyers is accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Let Hugh James help you! We are the personal injury experts who always have our clients at heart. Our expertise and experience in this area enable us to win cases which other lawyers would not pursue.

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