Spinal injuries can have devastating effects on an individual and his/her loved ones. Not only is the person’s mobility affected but it can result in mental anguish, financial loss, requirement for treatment and rehabilitation and the adaptation of one’s home. The costs involved in adapting one’s life after such a debilitating injury can be very high.
Spinal injury can occur as a result of negligence where there has been surgical error, missed fractures of the neck and back, errors handling patients with neck and back injuries, misdiagnosis or a delayed diagnosis. It can also be caused by joint injections and caudal epidurals.
In cases where a diagnosis of Cauda Equina syndrome is delayed or mistreated, patients can suffer permanent paralysis, impaired bladder and bowel control, and a complete loss of sexual sensation.
Spinal injury claims can be very complex and it is imperative to have a solicitor who understands these complexities so that they can secure the compensation you deserve. We have the expertise necessary to deal with the difficult medical and legal issues arising from spinal injuries. We have access to leading medical experts who can assess your case, and with their help we will investigate what mistakes were made and how they could have been avoided.
Once a defendant has admitted liability, we can also obtain early part-payments of compensation to enable you to adapt your home and arrange the necessary care and assistance before the claim is concluded.
If you are concerned that you may have suffered spinal injury as a result of the care and treatment you have received then please contact a member of our team today for an initial no cost, no obligation assessment of your case.