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Spinal injury and medical negligence

Spinal cord injury & medical negligence

If you have suffered a spinal cord injury you may be able to bring a compensation claim if this has happened because of medical negligence. Here at Leigh Day, we have a large team based in both London and Manchester, who deal with these complex cases. 
Medical mistakes leading to spinal cord injury include:
  • Errors during surgery
  • Delayed, mistaken or inaccurate diagnosis of spinal conditions such as cauda equina syndrome, damaged nerves, vertebrae and discs, tumour or the presence of a spinal cord abscess
  • The failure to give patients accurate information about the potential consequences of spinal surgery or treatment
An injury to your spine can be life-changing, leaving you paralysed and totally dependent on other people to help you with ordinary day-to-day tasks. Your injury may have left you incontinent and in constant pain. You may suddenly be facing the need for specialist equipment, accommodation and care, and have little idea about where to turn. Your loss of independence can have a dramatic effect on you and on your relationships with your family and friends.  You may have lost your job because of your injury.
If your injury has happened because of a medical mistake the spinal cord injury team at Leigh Day has the specialist technical knowledge to help you start a legal claim for compensation. Your compensation can be used to pay for rehabilitation and treatment, specialist equipment, and adapted housing.
Clinical negligence lawyers at Leigh Day have been acting for clients in complex and demanding spinal injury claims for more than 30 years, and we have secured millions of pounds in compensation for our clients.  Our lawyers are recognised as some of the best in the UK.  Nine of our lawyers are members of the Law Society’s clinical negligence panel, and four are accredited by Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) as experts in their field.  The firm is accredited by spinal injury charities the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) and Backup.

Successful spinal injury claims

Spinal injuries are some of the most serious that can happen to a person and it is important that you speak to a specialist medical negligence lawyer if you want to explore the possibility of brining a claim against a doctor or hospital. 
Please contact the spinal injury team on 020 7650 1200 or complete our enquiry form and someone from our team will get back to you.  Our lawyers are able to visit you in hospital, or in your home, whichever is most convenient for you.

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