If you have suffered a spinal injury that was caused by the negligent actions of a medical professional, you can make a claim to aid your recovery and to compensate you for the suffering caused. At Hospital Negligence, we are experienced in dealing in these types of claim and can offer invaluable support and guidance through what can be a very difficult time and a particularly daunting process.
To make a spinal injury claim through Hospital Negligence, get in touch today. Simply call us on 0800 014 7481 or, if it is more convenient for you, leave your details by completing our online enquiry form and we will be in contact to discuss your situation in more detail, explaining the next steps we will need to take.
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Spinal injuries caused by negligence
Suffering a spinal injury can have very serious consequences. People who sustain such an injury may experience long-term medical issues as a result, significantly altering their everyday life. There are various instances in which negligence has resulted in either the development of a spinal injury or the exacerbation of it. These include:
- Delayed diagnosis of spinal fracture
- Misdiagnosis of spinal fracture
- Surgical errors
- Delayed diagnosis of spinal abscess or tumour
- Lumbar puncture mistakes
- Thoracic disc prolapse diagnosis delay
Whenever you have an operation, and especially an operation involving an area as important as your spine, you expect the utmost care to be taken. However, this is not always the case, and mistakes can happen. Because such errors can have serious consequences, it is vital those who suffer life-changing after-effects get the compensation they need to lead as normal a life as possible.
Surgical errors involving the spine include:
- Wrong level spinal surgery
- Delayed surgery
- Spinal cord damage during surgery
It is also imperative that post-operative complications are acted upon quickly. An example of this is infection. If infection is not treated properly and promptly, it can spread, serving to make a bad situation even worse.
Cauda equina syndrome is another complication linked to spinal injury. It is a consequence of damage to the cauda equina nerves, which control movement and feeling and are located at the bottom of the spinal column. While surgical errors can result in cauda equina syndrome, they can also lead to spinal injuries not associated with the condition.
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The consequences of a spinal injury can be extremely serious, impacting on a person's ability to lead their day-to-day life as they have in the past. It is vital those who suffer such an injury due to the negligence of others are able to claim compensation.
If you or someone you know is in such a position, speak to one of our expert solicitors today to discuss your situation. Do so by giving us a ring on 0800 014 7481 or by completing our online contact form.