August 09, 2017

Spinal cord injuries can and often do have life changing consequences.  As a medical negligence department we specialise in dealing with cases involving spinal cord injury in circumstances where someone has suffered this type of injury due to medical negligence such as injury from negligently performed surgery; delay in diagnosis or treatment of a spinal infection, or spinal injury that has led to someone suffering permanent and life changing consequences that could otherwise have been avoided.

Prompt emergency care is essential if you suffer any spinal cord injury, particularly in the case of serious conditions such as cauda enquina syndrome.  Severe swelling and pressure at the base of the spine can lead to this condition and whilst it is thankfully quite rare, if someone with cauda equina syndrome does not receive treatment quickly, extremely serious and lifelong consequences may arise such as paralysis and impaired function of the bladder and bowel.  Therefore, the sooner emergency treatment is provided the better the outcome is likely to be.

We know that sufferers of spinal injury often have to also deal with a range of less serious but nonetheless difficult symptoms including chronic nerve and muscle pain, headaches, pneumonia as well as changes in their mood or personality.  We also know that if you suffer from some form of paralysis, you are at an increased risk of pressure sores and it is important that appropriate pressure relief is provided to prevent these.

At Metcalfes we understand the devastating effect that spinal injury can have on a person as well as on their family and that a life changing injury can leave you feeling isolated and vulnerable.  Our team understands how difficult it can be to adapt to life following spinal injury and we will sensitively guide you through the process of claiming compensation to ensure that bringing a claim is a stress free process.  We will also help you get early access to rehabilitative services to give you the best possible outcome following injury.

We are members of the leading spinal cord injuries charity, the Spinal Injuries Association, (www.spinal.co.uk) whose valuable work supports thousands of people with spinal injuries year after year. Our experience and specialism allows us to ensure that you get the right help when you need it, to help you from the very start along your road to recovery.

If you or someone you know has been affected by spinal injury or any of the issues mentioned in this article, our specialist team may be able to help. Please contact us on 0117 239 8012.  Alternatively, you can email us by using our online contact form and we will be happy to discuss your potential claim with you.

Links : spinal injury association  https://www.spinal.co.uk/

Website content note: This is not legal advice; it is intended to provide information of general interest about current legal issues.

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Gillian Clark

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