A spinal injury can have a devastating effect on a victim, leaving them requiring long-term care and unable to do the things that most people take for granted, such as getting into bed, using the toilet and taking a shower. This suffering can be made worse if the injury was caused or worsened by a medical professional.
At Waldron & Schofield, we believe no-one should have to suffer in silence if their spinal injury was caused by an error or mistake made by a doctor or other member of staff. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal injury due to medical negligence, please contact us today by calling 01706 624029, or by filling in our online form on the right-hand side of this page.
Spinal injury clinical negligence
Everyone is entitled to a high level of medical care to help them recover from a condition or illness. Unfortunately, mistakes are made and the consequences can be severe, leaving a patient in long-term pain or with a lifelong disability. The most common cases of clinical negligence include:
- Delay in diagnosis or treatment of a spinal injury
- Failure to diagnose, resulting in a condition getting worse
- Improper treatment, causing or hindering an injury
- Errors made during surgery, resulting in further suffering
Spinal injuries requiring surgery usually involve complex procedures that carry a certain degree of risk. This is because each case is different, meaning the amount of medication or the type of operation required for treatment can vary patient to patient.
For this reason, it is crucial that your specialist properly explains all your options available, detailing the risks involved, where procedures can go wrong and the consequences that can occur. Once this has been adequately explained, it is crucial your doctor receives your consent to go ahead with the agreed treatment, failing to do so is regarded as a form of clinical negligence.
Make a claim with Waldron & Schofield
Our team has dealt with many incidents involving spinal injuries, and understand the difficulties that an individual can face if they have been left permanently affected by the negligence of a medical professional. If you or a loved one has suffered and someone else is at fault, you should get in touch with one of our solicitors today as you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
We know that money will not make everything better, however, it can make life easier as it can pay for:
- Necessary changes to your home and transportation
- Compensation for loss of earnings or inability to work
- Expenses accrued e.g. travel costs
- Private medical care to ensure you receive the best treatment
- Rehabilitation and therapy
The clinical negligence team, based in Cheshire and Manchester, work with accredited medical experts to consider the factors involved in each case, coming to a decision about who is to blame for a patient’s injuries, so those responsible are held accountable and the right amount of compensation is settled.
Get in touch
If you would like to know more about how our tailored services can best suit your needs, do not hesitate to get in touch. Although based in Greater Manchester, we can provide high-quality legal assistance to those who need it around the UK. Call us today on 01706 624029, or fill in the online contact form.