Wartenberg Syndrome Misdiagnosis Compensation
If you’ve been unlucky enough to suffer from Wartenberg syndrome, either as a short or long-term disability, then you’ll know just how painful it can be. While the damage shouldn’t affect motor ability, the level of pain you suffer from can often make it difficult to work or use the arm effectively. If you’ve developed the syndrome whilst at work or due to a complication associated with a medical procedure, then you may be able to make a personal injury claim against the business or healthcare specialist responsible.
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Wartenberg’s Syndrome is a form of damage which does not impact your motor functions but can cause a great deal of pain. This is when the superficial branch of the radial nerve becomes trapped. This kind of isolated neuropathy can be extremely painful to manage as well as treat, particularly if it has developed over many years. In most cases, this form of mononeuropathy is caused by one impact or trauma to your arm.
Wartenberg syndrome is commonly due to the compression of the superficial radial nerve in the forearm. The nerve itself usually gets trapped at its exit point to the subcutaneous plane by the intervening fascia.
Wartenberg symptoms can vary in different levels of seriousness and can really impact your life in either the short or long-term. Just some of the most common symptoms can include:
- Vague Pain – This pain can vary in intensity throughout the forearm and hand. In some cases, the pain can be so strong that it leads to the limited use of the hand.
- Paraesthesia – This is a tingling sensation which can be incredibly uncomfortable.
If you’ve suffered from any of these symptoms in your forearm, then you may be suffering from a case of Wartenberg syndrome.
There are several examples of trauma or other damage which could lead to developing or instant Wartenberg syndrome. Just some of the most common can include:
- Tight Arm Wear – Examples can include bracelets, wristwatches and wristbands which can cause the superficial radial nerve (SNR) to become damaged or trapped.
- Minor Trauma to the Wrist – If you’ve suffered damage to the wrist while at work, or if a surgeon has caused damage to your SNR during surgery, then you could end up suffering from mononeuropathy in your arm or hand.
- Repetitive Wrist or Forearm Movement – If you’re required to make regular wrist movements while at work, such as typing on a keyboard or working with heavy industrial machinery, then you could trap the SNR. In these instances, the damage is usually caused if you’ve had to rotate your hand or arm for long periods of time without any breaks. In some cases, the syndrome can develop if you’ve had poor or limited on-the-job training.
There is a wide range of treatment options available for Wartenberg’s syndrome. Some of these choices are related to the management of the treatment, whereas there is also a surgical option available for the more extreme cases.
Amongst the most minor, first-line treatments for the syndrome can include removal of tighter constraints, splinting the arm, anti-inflammatory drugs and giving the arm time to rest. There are also several physiotherapy options available, including peripheral nerve stimulation.
In the most extreme cases, there are also medical options available, including surgical decompression of the SNR.
Here at Tylers Solicitors, our team of no-win, no-fee lawyers are here to help you get the compensation that you deserve. Whether you’ve suffered from Wartenberg’s syndrome due to a work-related injury or complications from a medical procedure, our team will work with you to make your compensation claim a success.
If you’re looking for Wartenberg syndrome compensation, get in touch with our professional team of no-win, no-fee solicitors today. If you have an eligible claim against your employer or a medical professional, we’ll be happy to take the case of your hands. That way, you can focus on recovering from the damage you’ve sustained.
For more information on your Wartenberg syndrome compensation claims, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our professional team of no-win, no-fee specialists today. You can reach us directly on 0800 699 0079 to book your initial interview today. If you prefer, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns you might have.