Have you – like many others in the UK – suffered a spinal injury as a result of medical negligence?
Then with the help of the specialist clinical negligence solicitors at Powell & Co, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Your own or your loved one’s spinal injury may have been caused by undiagnosed disease or trauma, or negligent surgery on an existing condition.
At Powell & Co, you’ll find a clinical negligence legal team with years of experience in handling spinal injury claims. Our head of department, Chris Malone is a member of the Spinal Injuries Association and a specialist in this area.
We pride ourselves on our personal service, being with you all the way through your spinal injury compensation claim, offering sympathetic, caring and considered legal advice.
Receive the spinal injury compensation that you deserve
The long term implications on your health – as well as the proceeding cost of medical care and loss of earnings – will play a huge part in how much you will receive as part of your spinal injury claim.
Whatever the trauma you have endured as a result of someone else’s negligence, the team at Powell & Co will use all of their expertise to get you the compensation that you deserve.
We’ll help you with your spinal injury claim caused by:
- Negligent treatment
- Negligent surgery
- Road traffic accidents
- Sporting injuries
- Work-related accidents
MC v. Barts Health NHS Trust
The Claimant suffered injury to her cervical spinal cord from a prolapsed disc. She alleged there was a negligent delay on the part of the Defendant in diagnosis of her injury following attendance at the Defendant’s accident and emergency unit and thereafter outpatient clinic appointments. The Claimant eventually underwent surgery for her injury but due to the delay, was left with impaired mobility, double incontinence and weak limbs.
Liability was initially disputed by the Defendant. Subsequently, partial admissions of fault were made in relation to the delay in surgery. However, the Defendant did not admit the Claimant had suffered any injury because of this delay.
The claim was settled shortly before the trial with the Claimant receiving an award of damages in excess of £2.3 million.
S v Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
This claim involved a delay in diagnosis and treatment of Cauda Equina Syndrome, a serious spinal condition. The Defendant made some limited admissions relating to the substandard examination of the Claimant. It put the Claimant to strict proof on causation and alleged contributory negligence on the part of the Claimant. The case went on to settle without the need to issue court proceedings for damages in the sum of £75,000.