Spinal and Brain Injuries

There are a number of situations where a spinal injury can result in a medical negligence claim.

Spinal and Brain Injury Compensation Claims

Spinal and Brain Injuries

Spinal Injury Claims

If someone suffers a back injury, or there is a suspected back injury, medical professionals are bound by a duty of care to fully investigate your symptoms. 

Failure to carry out a proper examination, including the use of x-rays and scans, could mean that a serious spinal injury is missed. This can have potentially devastating consequences if that failure leads to paralysis.

Examples of cases involving spinal injuries:

  • Failure to spot early warning signs of cauda equina syndrome (a particularly serious type of nerve root problem where there is pressure on the nerves at the very bottom of the spinal cord)
  • Missed fractures
  • Paramedic or ambulance crew mishandling
  • Errors during surgery
  • Mistakes involving injections

Proving a medical negligence case involving spinal injuries:

  • Breach of duty: Any medical professional presented with symptoms relating to possible spinal injury owes a duty of care to you when they diagnose and treat, or consider referring you for further investigation. We have to prove, with expert evidence, that the standard of care you received fell below that of a reasonable and competent clinician and was therefore negligent.
  • Harm: we need to prove that the negligence caused you harm

If you think you’ve suffered a spinal injury because a medical professional failed to carry out a proper examination, you may be able to claim compensation. Get in touch to see if we can help you make a no win, no fee claim.

Brain Injury Claims

The impact of a brain injury caused by medical negligence can be devastating. It can change a person’s life forever, affecting their personal relationships, ability to work, restrict what they can do for themselves and prevent them from leading the life they lived before the incident happened.

Our medical negligence team not only has the experience and expertise to deal with these difficult and often legally complex cases. We can also put you in touch with support groups and arrange rehabilitation. We’ve listed some examples of negligence cases involving brain injury below:

  • Delay in diagnosis or misdiagnosis of brain tumour
  • Medication leading to brain hemorrhage or stroke
  • Surgical errors
  • Deprivation of oxygen
  • Failure to perform CT or MRI scans

Proving a medical negligence case involving brain injury:

  • Breach of duty: Medical professionals owe a duty of care to you when they diagnose and treat, or consider referring you for further investigation. If, as a consequence of your treatment or care, you suffer brain injury, or a worsening of an existing brain condition, then you could be entitled to compensation. We have to prove, with expert evidence, that the standard of care you received fell below that of a reasonable and competent medical professional and was therefore negligent.
  • Harm: we need to prove that the negligence caused you harm

Our medical negligence team are experienced in assisting clients making claims as a result of brain injuries. We can guide you through the complex world of medical negligence and, if you have a case, help you to get the compensation you deserve.

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