Of all the injuries you might sustain from surgical negligence, those which affect the spinal cord can be among the most severe, as the spine is a key bodily nerve centre. Making a clinical negligence claim for spinal injury compensation may relate to a range of common causes, some of which are caused by medical negligence. The most common cases of medical malpractice in spinal cord injury treatment include:
Clinical errors made in risky procedures, such as an epidural, spinal block, or any operation performed on the spine, could perforate the spinal column, which might potentially result in further injury or paralysis.
Misdiagnosis or Delay in Treatment of a Spinal Injury
Because of the fragile nature of the spinal column, any trauma or medical condition needs to be treated quickly. If this can’t happen, serious complications such as Cauda Equina Syndrome can develop.
What Do Spinal Cord Injury Claims Cover?
At Asons, we understand that a spinal cord injury can have devastating effects for not only the individual, but also their friends and family. The care required for someone who has suffered spinal damage can be both financially and emotionally straining. That’s why we carefully build our claims for spinal injury compensation to make sure all of your needs, and those of your family, are covered.
It can be quite frightening how quickly a spinal cord injury can change your life. You might need expensive equipment to help you move about; or maybe you’ll require specialist nursing care. And if you’re unable to work, how will the bills get paid?
There’s also the rest of your family to think about. If they are your main carers, they will probably need a break now and again. Respite care is the perfect solution, giving your family a much needed rest. But once again, how will this be paid for if you can’t get to work as normal?
That’s where spinal injury compensation comes in. If you are able to claim compensation, you will receive money to cover all of the above, and more. The idea of compensation is to allow you to continue living your life to the same standard as you did before the injury. Of course, money cannot solve all your problems, and it may not be able to restore you to your previous health. But if you win your no win no fee spinal cord injury claim with us, at least you can stop worrying about it and concentrate on your health.
Is There A Time Limit For Claiming For Spinal Cord Compensation
Yes. As with most other medical negligence cases, if you wish to make a spinal surgery claim, you must do it within 3 years of your injury, or 3 years from when you found out the injury had been caused by surgical errors. There are some exceptions, but they are very rare, and usually require exceptional circumstances of grief or trauma to be proved. So, don’t hesitate – get in touch today!
Are Spinal Cord Injury Claims ‘No Win No Fee?’
Yes, absolutely. At Asons, we don’t believe in charging you if we don’t win, particularly considering what you will have been through already after a spinal cord injury. ‘No Win No Fee’ takes away your risk in making a claim, and it’s as easy as it sounds: if your claim can’t be successful, you won’t have to pay a penny. 98% of our spinal cord claims can progress as ‘no win no fee’ – and if yours can’t, we’ll tell you before you agree to anything.
Spinal Cord Injury Resources
If you’d like to know more about spinal cord injury – the causes, treatment, recovery options and much more – we have written a free guide called ‘Spinal Cord Injury: A Guide To Rebuilding Shattered Lives’. The guide provides statistics and useful resources alongside information on SCI treatment, rehabilitation and recovery.
We deal with surgical negligence claims on a regular basis. If you are suffering as a result of substandard treatment, you may be eligible to make a claim. Our Medical Negligence Solicitors can help you today – call 01204 521133, give us a message on live chat during office hours, or use the claim forms on this page to request a callback.