Spinal injury negligence claims

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Help with spinal injury negligence claims

Contact one of our specialist spinal lawyers for a free initial consultation to find out if we can investigate your case with the financial security of a ‘no win no fee’ agreement.

What are common spinal injuries caused by medical negligence?

  • Damage to the spinal cord in surgery
  • Failure to diagnose spinal meningitis
  • Late or missed diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome (CES)
  • Delayed diagnosis of spinal cord and/or nerve compression
  • Consent issues surrounding spinal surgery
  • Negligently performed spinal fusion (including Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion ALIF and Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion TLIF or PLIF)
  • Missed spinal fractures
  • Errors of x-ray interpretation.

You can also bring a clinical negligence claim for spinal injury on behalf of a child, a matter with which our team of spinal injury lawyers are equally qualified to assist you.

How much compensation will I get for a spinal injury from clinical negligence?

This will vary depending on the nature of the injury, and the impact it has on your life. We have settled numerous spinal negligence claims with compensation awards ranging from tens of thousands of pounds, up to several million pounds. The compensation awarded is calculated based the severity of the injury the impact the injury has on your ability to carry out normal activities of daily living and your ability to work, now and in the future. In spinal injury cases, especially those involving patients with longstanding back problems or neurosurgery, our experts have to carefully consider what (if any) limitations you would probably have had, even if you had received the right treatment, so that the compensation you receive takes into account the full extent of the damage caused by the negligence. We can explain the full details of how compensation awards are calculated in our first meeting to discuss your case.

What will happen when I make a medical negligence claim for spinal injury?

After contacting Thomson Snell & Passmore we will arrange a free initial consultation to discuss whether there is a legal claim and what funding options are available. We usually act on a ‘no win no fee’ agreement.

We will undertake a forensic investigation into the management or treatment you received in hospital or at your GP surgery, using your account of what happened, and your medical records and radiological imaging. Medical experts (usually consultant neurosurgeons and neuroradioogists) may be involved at an early stage to consider the treatment and management you received, and to advise us on the standards of care that should have been provided, and the outcome that would have been achieved with appropriate treatment. Following this initial investigation we can then advise you on the strength of your case, and give detailed advice on the next steps, which usually starts with preparing a formal letter of allegations to the relevant defendant.

How our clinical negligence solicitors can help with a spinal injury compensation claim

We have one of the longest established and experienced clinical negligence teams in the country. Our medical negligence lawyers have a reputation for winning complex medical negligence cases and we have helped thousands of people claim compensation.

The size of our clinical negligence team, and our breadth of our knowledge, means we are likely to have already succeeded in recovering compensation, for a spinal injury clinical negligence claim that is similar in nature to yours, across the full range of injury severity, from client’s who recover well and return to their normal life after a few months, through to clients who are left with profound and life changing injuries (often paraplegia, chronic pain or incontinence).

  • Our overriding aim is to protect your interests and achieve the most advantageous outcome for the long term
  • We will make sure your case is fully investigated
  • We will focus on your individual requirements. Giving a personal service and acting with sensitivity are important to us
  • We will create a team of specialist independent medical experts and a barrister with expertise in dealing with cases similar to your case
  • We will make things as easy as possible and guide you through each stage of the process
  • We can help you find out why the failed you and ensure that the same thing does not happen to somebody else.

Our accreditations

Our team has long been recognised and highly ranked by two of the most prestigious, independent guides to the legal profession ‘Chambers UK’ and ‘The Legal 500’.

We are also members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and affiliated to Action against Medical Accidents.

A number of your team members have individual accreditations and recognition in the legal directories which you can view on their profiles.

Free initial consultation

Contact one of our team of specialist clinical negligence lawyers for a free, no obligation consultation. We will listen to the circumstances of your medical treatment and give you clear advice on the chances of your receiving compensation in a clinical negligence claim. If we think you have a claim, we can investigate your case using the financial security of a ‘no win no fee’ agreement.

Call us oor fill in our short enquiry form and we will assess your potential claim.

We are highly ranked by two of the most prestigious, independent guides to the legal profession ‘Chambers UK’ and ‘The Legal 500’.

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