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Epidural Anaesthesia Compensation Claims
This page is about making claims for epidural anaesthesia complications, if you are looking for information on anaesthetic awareness please click here to see how we can help you to make a claim.
If you have experienced complications from epidural anaesthesia due to the negligence of a trusted medical professional, you are entitled to seek compensation for the physical and emotional suffering you have experienced.
We have acted on behalf of many clients whose epidural has unfortunately left them with long-lasting conditions and injuries, such as nerve damage or a puncture of the dura. The solicitors on our clinical negligence team are considered leaders in their field and our combined experience and expertise will give you the best possible chance of recovering the compensation that you deserve.
To speak to an expert at JMW about your claim, or to simply find out more on how we can help you, call our friendly team today on 0800 054 6512. Alternatively, complete our online enquiry form and we will arrange a call back at a convenient time.
Epidural Anaesthesia Explained
Epidural anaesthesia, more commonly known as an epidural, is the term used to describe the numbing of the nerves entering the spinal cord from the lower part of the body by injecting anaesthetic medicine into what is known as the epidural space.
This small space lies within the spine just outside the outer covering of the spinal cord at mid-lower back level. It is where the nerves supplying the uterus and lower body leave the spine.
As a result, the chest, abdomen, pelvic area and legs can be numbed following an epidural.
It is administered via a needle while a patient is sat down and leaning forwards, or lying on one side with their knees drawn up beneath their chin, so that the spaces between the spine are opened up and the needle can access the epidural space more easily.
An epidural usually takes 20-30 minutes to take effect. Once it has taken effect it will last for a couple of hours, but during labour or after surgery it can be topped up via the epidural catheter within the needle and therefore last much longer.
Why Choose JMW?
Our solicitors know exactly what it takes to succeed in clinical negligence cases related to epidurals. With many years of experience successfully dealing with similar claims, our team will provide you with all the help and advice that you need during this difficult time.
With members of our team on the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) solicitor panel and the Law Society's specialist panel for clinical negligence, you can be sure that your case is in safe hands. Where appropriate, we take on cases on a no win, no fee basis. To see if you are eligible, contact our team today.