Dupuytren's contracture, also known as Dupuytren's disease or claw-hand, is often a genetic disease; however, in some cases it is believed to be caused by an injury.
In cases where an injury has lead to further difficulties or disease, you may be entitled to claim compensation from those responsible for the initial incident. Such claims will take into consideration the severity of your illness, and the long term impact it is likely to have on your day to day.
Compensation can help you with loss of earnings, as you may have to take significant time of work, have to retrain or may be permanently unable to work, it can also help with the physical and emotional trauma as well as hold those responsible for their negligence accountable.
If you believe your Dupuytren’s Contracture was caused by a previous accident, YouClaim’s experienced solicitors can help you decide whether you’re entitled to make a claim. Call us on 0800 10 757 95 or fill in our online enquiry form.
Dupuytren's entails a thickening of some of the tissues under the palm's skin, similar to scar tissue. These small growths and lumps spread until the finger's connective tendons cannot move correctly, making it difficult for the sufferer to straighten their fingers.
The disease usually affects the ring finger first then progresses to the little finger and lastly the middle finger. However, the progression of the disease typically takes months, or even years in some cases.
It is not thought that Dupuytren's contracture is any more common in certain lines of work than others, but, if a worker genetically predisposed to the disease sustains a hand injury during their job, they may find that Dupuytren's presents itself.
If caught in time, it can be cured with a simple surgical procedure. The NHS carries out around 12,000 Dupuytren's corrective operations a year. However, if a victim does not realise there is a problem and leaves it too long before seeing a specialist, the fingers may remain set in a permanently bent position.
With such an illness it is important to seek damages for the pain and suffering caused. The disease can become so problematic that the sufferer’s hands are almost redundant; many victims report problems with completing simple, everyday tasks such as writing and buttoning a shirt.
Compensation can help with:
If you discover Dupuytren’s contracture or any other prolonged health difficulties after an initial injury we could help you make a successful claim for compensation.
A case must be started within three years of the accident believed to be the cause of the suffering.
Our solicitors are experts in personal injury, so you can guarantee our expertise, professionalism and integrity in each and every case we handle.
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