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Spinal Injury Medical Negligence Claims
There are many ways in which medical negligence can lead to a spinal injury, during surgery or otherwise. As with most cases of medical negligence, the injury is nearly always avoidable, and consists of delays in treating a patient, failures to diagnose patients properly, and the medical practitioner not providing their patients with the correct treatment, care, or medicine.
What kinds of injuries can I make a spinal injury claim for?
Medical negligence spinal injury claims can be made for any kind of spinal injury that has been caused by the negligent actions of a medical professional.
Some of the common signs of a spinal injury caused by medical negligence are:
paralysis in any part of your body
numbness, tingling or loss of sensation in your hands, fingers, feet or toes
where a medical practitioner fails to diagnose cauda equina syndrome, patients can suffer permanent paralysis
None of us want to be making a claim for medical negligence compensation; we would all prefer to be fit and healthy, having experienced good medical care. But medical practitioners do make mistakes, and spinal injury claims caused by medical negligence are some of the most serious injuries our solicitors work with, on a NO WIN NO FEE basis.
Can I make a spinal injury claim for Medical Negligence?
All medical practitioners owe you a duty of care when you visit them, and if their treatment has been in any way negligent, or resulted in a spinal injury of any kind, then you can make a spinal injury claim for compensation. Simply get in touch with MG Legal's specialist spinal injury claims solicitors today, here, for a no-obligation discussion of your potential claim.
What type of medical negligence can lead to a spinal injury claim?
There are many medical mistakes that can lead to a spinal injury claim, but the most common mistakes that lead to spinal cord injuries caused by negligence include:
Misdiagnoses- While some spinal cord injuries happen suddenly, others can only be detected by a doctor, so when a medical practitioner fails to diagnose a spinal cord injury and does not order testing to determine the severity of the injury, serious complications can arise.
Delayed treatment/improper treatment- Medical opinion suggests that minor spinal injuries, such as whiplash to the neck, can heal within the first six months after injury. If treatment is delayed, or the medical team administer improper treatment, then you could pursue a claim for compensation, on a NO WIN NO FEE basis, with MG Legal’s solicitors dealing in medical negligence claims.
Mistakes from facet joint injections- Facet joint injections are used to alleviate symptoms of Facet syndrome. As with all invasive medical procedures, there are potential risks and complications associated with facet joint injections, some of which can only really occur if the medical professional acts negligently, leading to a possible spinal injury claim.
Missed fractures of the neck and back- Due to the sensitivity of the spinal cord, when a medical practitioner fails to diagnose a fracture of the spine, and avail an injured person of the appropriate treatment, the failure can lead to more serious, and often life-changing injuries, that could have been treated much earlier, and can lead to a spinal injury claim.
Errors handling patients with neck and back injuries- Medical negligence can occur as soon as the paramedics attend the scene of an accident.
Surgical and treatment errors- When having an operation on your spine, if any mistakes are made, the effects can be life-changing. However, with tens of thousands of spine operations carried out each year, errors in surgery do occur, and can damage your spinal cord resulting in a spinal injury claim.
How long do I have to make a spinal injury claim for medical negligence compensation?
Generally speaking, if you are over 18 at the time you suffered medical negligence, then you usually have 3 years from the date of the negligence, within which to bring a claim for compensation. These time limits can differ when the spinal injury claim is being made for an injured child, and the three year period does not start until their 18th birthday. If you believe you have a spinal injury claim, it’s important that you seek advice from a solicitor dealing in medical negligence cases, such as MG Legal, on a NO WIN NO FEE basis, as soon as possible.
Why should I choose MG Legal for my medical negligence spinal injury claim?
If you have been subject to medical negligence at the hands of a medical professional, and are looking to make a spinal injury claim for your injuries, get in contact with our expert team today. here.
Our specialist medical negligence personal injury solicitors have settled thousands of claims similar to yours, and have a success rate in excess of 99% for all of the claims we take on. Read a collection of our glowing reviews, here. Our solicitors are so confident in their work, and ability to win your spinal injury claim, that we take all of our cases on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that if we do not win your case, and obtain your financial compensation for your spinal injury claim, then we do not get any money, and you owe us nothing.