A Nerve injury is an injury to nervous tissue. Nerves are responsible for controlling sensitivity and sensation in most parts of the body. They are fragile and can be damaged by pressure, stretching, or cutting.
Nerve damage can often result in either loss of sensation or enhances sensation such as pain.These injuries occur in many different ways, and often cause serious pain and disability.
Common ways in which nerve damage occurs include:
- Spinal cord injury by caudal epidural & facet joint injection
- Median nerve damage when taking blood from the arm
- Radial nerve damage when taking blood from the arm
- Hip replacement surgery where nerves have been severed
- Improper administration of anti-blood clotting drugs
- Injury to the brachial plexus when delivering a baby
- Unwarranted nerve pressure due to improper positioning of the body during a surgical operation
- Insufficient blood supply causing oxygen starvation to the nerves
Our medical negligence solicitors have many years’ experience in successfully representing victims of medical accidents against GPs, hospitals and private doctors.
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