UK Wide Medical Negligence Claims Service

We have specialist Medical Negligence Claim Solicitors across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland waiting to help you now.

UK Coverage
No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Claims
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In most medical negligence cases you can claim for free and keep all of your compensation and pay nothing if you win or lose.

UK Medical Negligence Claim Specialists
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We have specialist Medical Negligence Claim Solicitors ready and waiting to help you across the UK.

Not Sure What To Do?
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Simply call us or complete the quick enquiry on the right and let us explain your legal rights and your options (at no cost to you and no obligation).


Nerve Damage Surgery Negligence

There are over 100 different types of nerve damage; each has its own causes. The symptoms of nerve damage range largely in their severity, from pain, sensitivity, numbness and tingling at the lower end of the scale, up to paralysis, bladder disfunction and the inability to sense chest pain (angina) at the higher end of the scale.

Much peripheral nerve damage occurs in the elderly and in diabetics. Peripheral nerves are those allowing for sensation in your peripherals, such as fingers and toes. Other types of nerve damage are caused by autoimmune diseases, motor neuron diseases and cancer. This is not an exhaustive list; however there are also some types of nerve damage which result from medical negligence.

Nerve Compression And Trauma

This is not a case of medical negligence in most instances. However, specific compression disorders such as cauda equina are caused by the compression of nerves in the spine due to a prolapsed disk in many cases. Cauda equina is considered a medical emergency and therefore it must be treated immediately to prevent lasting damage. Consequently, for any nerve damage which has been caused or caused to worsen due to a misdiagnosis, failure to treat or a failure to diagnose there may be a potential to gain compensation.

Medication Side Effects To Nerves

Some medications such as HIV treatments and cancer chemotherapy can cause nerve pain and nerve damage. Before you are administered these kinds of medicine by a medical professional, all of the potential risks should be outlined to you. In the case that the side effects of the medicine that is being used to treat you are not explained to you in full and you experience severe nerve damage which would have led you to in fact, in your opinion, reject the offer of the treatment itself; you may be able to make a claim against your doctor.

Incorrectly Administered Anaesthesia Causing Nerve Damage

Incorrectly injected spinal anaesthesia can lead to paralysis and severe nerve damage. Should spinal anaesthesia be injected too highly in the spine, these symptoms can present themselves. It may also be the case that breathing fails, or the heart fails due to the body’s subsequent inability to control the muscles in the chest itself.

Treating Nerve Damage

Nerve damage may be treated in a number of ways depending on the cause:

  • Adjust blood sugar levels in a diabetic
  • Change of medication
  • Correction of nutritional deficiencies
  • Physiotherapy
  • Surgery

The symptoms of nerve damage should be picked up quickly by your doctor and treatment should be appropriately tailored towards your individual needs. Should treatment be inappropriate or your doctor fails to provide the tests required to diagnose you; you again may be able to make a medical negligence claim. Contact specialist medical negligence solicitors today, 1st Claims have focused on medical negligence claims for many years and have all the specialist knowledge required to help you.


We believe that you are entitled to free initial advice to discover whether you might be able to make a claim for surgery negligence compensation. That is why all initial enquiries to 1stClaims are completely free of charge. You can call us or complete an online enquiry and find out your legal rights. If you decide to take action after that call, our solicitors can provide you with a variety of options to fund your claim including No Win No Fee Medical Negligence claims. This means you can take a claim safe in the knowledge that if you do not win your claim you do not have to pay any legal fees.

Contact Us Today

Call us free on 0800 2888 693 (from a mobile click to call: 01348 630 720) or complete our Free Claim Enquiry online and we will be in touch with you very soon.

Remember, all initial enquiries are completely free of charge and we will investigate all funding options for you.

We are here to help you from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday,
8.30am to 6pm on Saturday and 9am to 6pm on Sundays.


What Happens Next?

Complete a Quick Claim Enquiry and this is what you will benefit from:

  1. Advice on whether you can make a claim and how the claims process works from a specialist claims solicitor;
  2. Compensation - what can you claim for and how much are you likely to receive;
  3. Costs - whether you will qualify for a no win no fee claim or details of other methods for funding your claim; and
  4. An explanation of what will happen next if you decide to carry on and make a claim (how your solicitor will take care of everything for you).

All on a free, no obligation Quick Claim Enquiry Advice Call.

Call free now on 0800 2888 693 (from a mobile click to call: 01348 630 720) or make a Quick Claim Enquiry »

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