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Testicular torsion involves the restriction of blood supply to the testicles. If you or someone you know has suffered testicular torsion and diagnosis or treatment was delayed, leading to further complications, you may be in a position to make a claim for compensation. The team at JMW is experienced in claims of this type and can help you secure the compensation to which you are entitled.
To contact our team of specialists today and find out more about how we can help, call us for free on 0800 054 6512 or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as we can. We can provide a free initial assessment of your claim and advise you on what to do next.
Testicular torsion is a very painful condition that has a sudden onset. The blood supply to the testicles is cut off as a result of the testicle twisting, which can be caused by strenuous exercise. This results in the spermatic cord - the cord that supplies blood to the testicles - becoming badly twisted.
The injury primarily affects adolescent boys and infants and is most common between the ages of 12 and 16. However, it can happen at any age. It can even occur before birth while the baby is in the womb. It is considered a medical emergency and you should contact your GP or visit an accident and emergency room as quickly as possible if you suspect you have it.
If testicular torsion is identified appropriately and surgery is undertaken quickly enough it is usually possible to save the affected testicle. However, if there is a delay in diagnosis or in providing treatment, it can mean that by the time surgery takes place the testis has become necrotic (dead tissue) and the patient will require an orchidectomy (removal of testicle).
Signs that you may be suffering from testicular torsion can include:
- Severe pain in one of the testicles
- Nausea and vomiting
- The scrotum becoming swollen
- Pain in the abdomen
Strenuous exercise is one of the main causes of testicular torsion. However, in many cases it can happen for no apparent reason.
Those at greater risk, however, can include boys born with an abnormally loose spermatic cord, and the condition can develop following injury to the testicles. You may also be at greater risk if you have a history of undescended testicles, which is when both testicles are not in the scrotum at the time of birth.
A failure to diagnose, or a misdiagnosis of, testicular torsion can have a huge impact on your life, potentially leading to long-term disability that may also affect fertility.
Expert legal advice and the opportunity to secure compensation is therefore extremely important, as this can ultimately lead to a significant improvement to your quality of life.
Our team of friendly clinical negligence experts will provide easy-to-understand advice on how to launch a compensation claim. We appreciate that cases of this nature can be very sensitive, but we are here to guide you throughout the process and we always take a sympathetic, proactive approach to the cases we take on.
Headed by leading solicitor Eddie Jones, our team is among the most highly regarded in the UK. It includes members of the Law Society's specialist panel for clinical negligence the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) solicitors' panel.