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Medical Negligence Spinal Cord Injury Claims & Spinal Surgery Negligence

 

The specialist solicitors here at Lanyon Bowdler are highly experienced in dealing with medical and clinical negligence claims relating to spinal cord injuries.

Making a Spinal Injury Claim

The outcome of an accident, injury or infection to the spinal cord can be partial or complete paralysis, which often has a devastating effect on the patient and their family.

If the injury was a result of medical or clinical negligence, relating to sub-standard surgery or misdiagnosis, it is vital to speak to a legal specialist about how you can claim spinal injury compensation for loss of earnings and to pay for any extra medical care which may be necessary.

Financial compensation is hugely important to help the victims of spinal injuries regain their independence and improve their quality of life.

If you or a loved one have experienced traumatic spinal Injury because of an accident rather than through the negligence of a medical professional or surgery, please read our Spinal Injury Claim information

Spinal Injury - Medical Negligence Claims

The spine is made up of sections, and there are different nerves at every level. The effects of any spinal cord injury will depend on which part of the spine is damaged, whether cervical (neck), thoracic, lumbar or sacral.

  • If the cervical spine is damaged this may affect the use of the hand and arm.
  • If there is damage at thoracic level this may result in chest and abdominal problems.
  • If the sacral nerves and lumbar are damaged, this may have an impact on the bowel and bladder.

Severe damage will usually result in all muscle power, beneath the level where the injury has occurred, being lost. If the damage is severe and at the cervical level, then legs and arms will be affected – this is known as quadriplegia.

The spinal cord cannot repair itself, so once it is damaged, any paralysis will be permanent. However, if the spinal cord has only been partially compressed by the injury and can be successfully released through surgery, there can be some recovery of function.

Spinal Cord Impingement (Compression) Claims

Spinal cord Impingement injuries can be caused by any situations where pressure is applied to the spinal cord.

Also, known as spinal cord compression, this problem can occur at any point along the spinal column and can cause a variety of health problems of varying degrees of severity. Spinal impingement can result from medical negligence and could require ongoing physical therapies and supportive care to minimise pain resulting from such an injury, or surgery may be required.

Spinal cord impingement problems can often be caused following surgery in areas close to the spine, for example where a tumour may have been removed.

Cauda Equina Syndrome Claims

If the nerves at the base of the spine are damaged, results may include loss of sensation, numbness, and pain in the legs, buttocks and pelvis, as well as incontinence. Urgent treatment is needed to avoid permanent damage, and cauda equina claims can arise if there has been a delay in diagnosing and treating this problem.

Spinal Injury Conference

Lanyon Bowdler held a conference in 2018 at one of the countries leading orthopaedic hospitals, The Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt in Gobowen, the conference was attended by those working with people affected by spinal injury as well as patients and clients. The video below gives a flavour of the day.

 

Lanyon Bowdler Clinical Negligence Team Win 'Team of the Year' in Personal Injury Awards 2018

Lanyon Bowdler won the Clinical Negligence Team of the Year title at the Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards in Manchester, beating off competition from across the UK.

Kay Kelly, former head and now consultant for the team, said: “This is absolutely wonderful news and is a fitting tribute to the expertise and dedication of our clinical negligence lawyers.

“Clinical negligence is a particularly sensitive area of law which makes a tremendous difference to people’s lives. A successful claim can be vital for the person’s recovery and future quality of life, so to be recognised as being the best team in the country for our work means a great deal.”

 

 

The team is both proud and delighted to have won this award. The winning video submission can be viewed below.

 

 

You can view the highlights from The Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2018 here.

 

Contact Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors

Give us a call or complete our online enquiry form, to see how our medical negligence lawyers can help. We have offices in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Conwy, Hereford, Ludlow, Oswestry and Telford, so we are able to act for clients all over Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales and across the Midlands.

Testimonials

Great communication and persistence with difficult defendant.

- Mr J Partington, Whitchurch

A complete honest and friendly service from start to finish. Thank you very much. 

- Mr William Peace & Richard Peace, Ludlow

'You really cared and wanted the best possible outcome for our son'

- Mr & Mrs Abernethy, Cheshire

Every step of the way you have cared, you have listened, you have supported and you have fought for us. And you have done all this in the most professional and dignified manner. 

- Mr & Mrs XB

Professional and caring towards clients.

- Mr Nicky John Mullis & Mrs Alison Jane Miles, Shrewsbury

Professional, clear on expectations, prompt on responding to my questions and queries. All paperwork sent promptly and clearly marked when you required my response. 

- Miss Nicola Georgina Foster

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