Spinal Injuries Compensation Claims
Our Medical Negligence Lawyers offer a free consultation for victims of clinical negligence and medical accidents. Call us on 08000 488 777 or tell us what happened so we can provide you with expert legal advice at no cost to you.
What exactly is a spinal injury?
It is caused when the structure of the spine, bones, spinal discs, nerves and/or cord are damaged. A full or partial recovery may be made – but that does not lessen the severity, as they can lead to farther problems including: restricted mobility, chronic pain, paralysis, loss of bladder control, weakness of limbs, loss of bowel control…the list could go on and on.
Spinal injuries are truly devastating, and ultimately life changing for any person who has suffered one. While there are some people who are fortunate enough to have a full recovery within a short period of time, there are many more who aren’t as lucky. A spinal injury can cause paralysis, leading to paraplegia or tetrapeligia (depending on which part of the spine is affected). Spinal damages are also incredibly emotionally destructive, especially when they are due to medical negligence. The results impact your life- personally, professionally, and psychologically.
Spinal Injuries Due to Medical Negligence
Unfortunately, a great deal of spinal injuries are due to medical negligence. Every patient deserves a duty of care (meaning that the clinician should use skills appropriate to training and experience and perform their responsibilities in accordance with their colleagues). Mistakes are made – they happen, and are somewhat understandable – however, if the care fails to meet medical standards, a claim for medical negligence must be made.
Medical negligence generally includes:
- Missed or delayed diagnosis
- Surgical errors
- Lack of care
- Injuries at birth.
If an incorrect diagnosis is made, a spine can deteriorate, thus diminishing the prospect of recovery. Unfortunately, surgical errors can lead to direct injuries to the spine and the failure to act appropriately or use correct equipment can lead to devastating injuries. When a patient falls or injures himself while in the care of professionals an injury must be managed appropriate and carefully, or it could lead to a serious injury. Injuries at birth can happen due to poor birthing/delivering procedures, or improperly administered epidurals (for the mother of the child).
What Compensation Can I Claim For?
The compensation received depends on the extent of the injury sustained. Our Medical Negligence Lawyers can help you claim compensation for the pain and suffering the injury has caused, as well as any financial losses the injury has caused such as loss of earnings, future loss of earnings, home adaptations, alterations to vehicles, mobility assistance, and personal nurses. Our Medical Negligence Lawyers have a vast experience in dealing with spinal injury cases and have recovered thousands of pounds in compensation for their clients.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a spinal injury because of medical negligence you should contact us as soon as you can.
There are time limits which must be followed.
- Adults must file a claim for compensation within three years from the date of the incident or three years from the date of acknowledgement that the injury or illness is a result of medical negligence.
- Children have until their 21st birthday in which a claim must be filed. This is regardless of when the accident took place.
- Adults and children without mental capacity have no time limit in which they can file a claim. This rule is very specific so if you believe this is relative in your case you should contact or Medical Negligence Lawyers to make sure this rule applies to you.
If a claim is filled too late you may lose the right to compensation which is rightfully yours.
To speak to one of our Medical Negligence Lawyers about your claim you can contact us by filling in our online claim form, requesting a call back or by calling us on the number above.
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