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    The experts in Spinal and Nerve Injury Claims

    Spinal injuries can cause a dramatic change in someone’s day-to-day life. If the injury was caused due to medical negligence this can cause even more distress.

    Making a claim for spinal injuries caused by negligent medical treatment can allow you to access the compensation and future assistance you may need.

    What are the most common areas of medical negligence that lead to a spinal or nerve injury?

    • Delay in diagnosis of Cauda Equina syndrome
    • Missed fractures of the spine
    • Spinal surgical errors
    • Errors handling patients with suspected spinal problems
    • Negligent delivery’s leading to a child suffering nerve damage

    What can I claim for spinal injury negligence?

    Spinal injury claims can sometimes be substantial in nature. Not only can you be compensated for the physical and psychological injury sustained but you can also make claims for care requirements for the past and future, loss of earnings, the need for aids and equipment as well as claiming any future treatment you may need. These are just a few of the losses that can be claimed if successful.

    Can I get help with costs before my spinal injury case reaches a conclusion?

    Spinal injury cases like many medical negligence cases can be complex in nature and as a result, take some time to come to conclusion. In some cases, If negligence can be proven at an earlier stage you may be able to seek an interim payment.

    This is a method of receiving some compensation before the case comes to a conclusion that could help you with things such as care costs and the costs of needed aids/equipment.

    How much time do I have to spinal injury claim?

    If you believe you have suffered a spinal injury as a result of medical negligence it is important you seek legal advice as soon as possible.

    You have 3 years to bring a medical negligence claim, this date will start either from when the negligence occurred or from the date you reasonably became aware your injury may have been caused by negligence.

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    Why should I choose Oakwood Solicitors Ltd?

    We have a dedicated team of solicitors and paralegals who have many years’ experience between them in running cases of this nature. They are highly trained to deal with all aspects of clinical and medical negligence.

    Oakwood Solicitors Ltd wishes to ensure that clients are not overwhelmed by legal jargon or medical terms that they don’t understand and aims to allow the claims procedure to be as transparent as possible.

    For example cases and settlements that we’ve successfully handled, read this article on our website.

    What do I do now?

    If you believe or feel you have a claim, contact us for a free initial consultation regarding your options:

    Carol Cook
    Carol Cook — Head of Medical Negligence Department

    Carol joined Oakwood Solicitors in May 2017 to lead the Medical Negligence department. She handles a wide range of Clinical and Dental Negligence claims and has a specialist interest in Birth Injuries.

    Carol has years of experience in handling complex clinical and Dental Negligence claims securing substantial amounts of damages for her clients. Carol studied her law degree (LLB honours) at Salford University.

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