Spinal Surgery Negligence Claims
Spinal injuries can cause serious complications that can affect the rest of a person’s life, and those who may have to care for them. The complexity and delicacy of the spine and the spinal cord means the outcome of a spinal injury will vary considerably from one person to the next, with some being able to recover fully from damage, while others have to suffer a lifetime of paralysis or other debilitating conditions.
Spinal injury negligence can occur in virtually any medical setting but is most common during spinal surgery. If you feel your spinal injury was the result of inadequate care, then contact The Medical Negligence Experts today.
What is Spinal Surgery Negligence?
Surgeons undergo years of study and training, so the expectation is that they will carry out operations to a consistently high standard. Spinal surgery is conducted to help strengthen a patient’s spine and lessen or prevent pain. It is a standard treatment for patients with degenerative lumbar disc disease and spondylolisthesis, and can also be used to treat scoliosis or spinal fracture. Techniques like inserting rods and bone grafts carry a significantly high risk which should be carefully managed by the responsible surgeon.
In most cases, surgery achieves the desired results with no additional injury being suffered by the patient. Unfortunately, there are rare occasions where a doctor or the medical team caring for the patient makes an avoidable error which causes significant harm.
Examples can include:
- Failing to assess a patient’s suitability adequately for surgery.
- Failing to inform the patient of the risks associated with their surgery, and any alternative treatments, and failing to obtain informed consent.
- Surgical errors.
- Unnecessary or inappropriate surgery due to misdiagnosis.
- Anaesthesia errors.
- Inadequate postoperative monitoring and care.
- Misdiagnosis or delays in scheduling surgery.
- Failure to refer a patient for necessary postoperative treatment, like physiotherapy.
The results of spinal surgery negligence can include nerve damage, mobility limitations, and paralysis. In some instances, further surgery and treatment can correct them, but in other cases the damage is permanent.
How Can We Help?
The Medical Negligence Experts have a team of lawyers skilled in handling medical negligence claims. We can help you determine whether you have grounds for a claim and, if so, represent you professionally to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Spinal surgery negligence claims can be some of the longest types of injury claims because of the complex nature of injuries, and the amount of time it can take to assess the effects of an injury. Working with independent medical experts, we will seek to prove that you were injured and that negligence was the cause. Our solicitors specialise in medical negligence and very experienced at negotiating on behalf of our clients to receive not only a compensation payment that reasonably covers the financial cost of their injury, but a public acknowledgement of their poor treatment.
We recommend clients to seek legal advice as early as possible as it may be feasible to obtain an interim payment to help with physical therapy and other aids and treatments to assist you as you recover.
Contact The Medical Negligence Experts today and ask us how we can help you.
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have suffered from medical negligence in the past 3 years, the short answer is yes.
However, medical negligence can be complicated, so we recommend that you speak with one of our expert solicitors - It’s Free.
How much could I claim?
As every medical case is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: the level of negligence, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our experienced team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party of your claim. With your dedicated solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.
Why should you choose us?
No Win No Fee
We offer a No Win No Fee* service on all our claims - We assess each claim on its merits with the information provided, which aids us to determine its likely success rate. This takes the risk away from you.
Expert, Friendly Solicitors
Our experienced solicitors are experts in securing compensation no matter the level of negligence.
We are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you, while providing friendly support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Lawyers
On contact, you will be allocated your own expert Medical Negligence solicitor who will be there every step of the way. You will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of your solicitor.
Expert spinal surgery negligence solicitors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of medical negligence claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case, you don’t pay! Once you make contact, your experienced solicitor will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
Whether you are ready to make a medical negligence claim, or you would just like a free conversation with a legal professional, we have experts on hand to give you all the information you need. Take the first step to getting what you deserve by filling in our quick contact form and we will call you back whenever suits you.