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Testicular Torsion Compensation Claims
If you or a loved one have experienced a delay in the diagnosis or treatment of testicular torsion, leading to further complications, you may be in a position to make a claim for compensation. JMW Solicitors will provide the legal support you need to make a claim.
The team at JMW is experienced in medical negligence claims of this type and can help you secure the compensation to which you are entitled. We can provide a free initial assessment of your claim and offer compassionate advice on what to do next.
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Our team of friendly medical negligence experts will provide easy-to-understand advice on how to launch a compensation claim for testicular torsion. We will help you to build a strong case that will achieve the best possible outcome.
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 medical negligence team is among the most highly regarded in the UK. It includes members of the Law Society's specialist panel of clinical negligence solicitors, as well as the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) solicitors panel.
How to Make a Testicular Torsion Compensation Claim
Misdiagnosis of testicular torsion can lead to damaging long-term health consequences, as well as significant emotional distress. 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.
By getting in touch with the medical negligence team at JMW, we can help you build the strongest possible legal case. We will consult independent medical experts in order to secure evidence that negligent care led to your injuries.
We aim to settle the claim at the earliest opportunity, usually out of court, to help you move on as soon as possible.
What is testicular torsion?
Testicular torsion is a very painful condition in which the blood supply to the testicles is suddenly cut off. This is usually a result of the testicle twisting, which can be caused by strenuous exercise and results in the spermatic cord - which 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 - even before birth, while the baby is in the womb.
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, the tissue of the testis can die and become necrotic, meaning the patient will require an orchidectomy to remove the testicle.
A failure to correctly diagnose testicular torsion can have a huge impact on your life, potentially affecting fertility.
What are the symptoms of testicular torsion?
Signs that you may be suffering from testicular torsion can include:
- Severe pain in one of the testicles causing nausea and vomiting
- The scrotum becoming swollen
- Pain in the abdomen
Testicular torsion is considered a medical emergency, so if you or a loved one is presenting with any of these symptoms, an assessment by a GP or an A&E doctor is required as soon as possible.
What are the causes of testicular torsion?
Strenuous exercise and injuries to the testicles are among the main causes of testicular torsion. However, in many cases it can happen for no apparent reason, with cold temperatures and rapid growth of the testicles during puberty among the factors known to play a role.
The risk of torsion is greater among boys born with an abnormally loose spermatic cord, as well as those with a history of undescended testicles, wherein both testicles are not in the scrotum at the time of birth.