Neurosurgery, neurology and spinal injury

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Clinical Negligence

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Neurology and neurosurgery are concerned with disorders affecting the nervous system, including the spinal cord. The nervous system is highly complex and any treatment has the potential to affect aspects of physiological function.

Treatment carries with it a certain degree of risk but where treatment results in damage over and above that expected, there may be grounds for a claim.

Examples of claims investigated include those relating to:

  • missed or delayed diagnosis
  • mistakes in neurological treatment
  • delayed treatment, including Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • neurosurgical errors
  • general surgical errors, such as during orthopaedic or spinal operations

The consequences can be catastrophic, affecting many aspects of life, including motor function and sensory perception. Care needs may be very significant and loss of employment can lead to significant financial strain.

Penningtons Manches Cooper is dedicated to providing not only exemplary legal advice but also to achieving the best outcome from a legal claim, including considering proper ongoing medical care and rehabilitation. Involving us as early as possible can assist in securing appropriate and effective rehabilitation.

Penningtons Manches Cooper's experienced team can advise in relation to a wide range of claims.

Recent work highlights

Settlement for death of young mother

Settling a claim against East Surrey Hospital for the death of a young wife and mother of two due to a failure to identify a sub arachnoid haemorrhage in time to prevent further fatal bleeding.

£750,000 settlement for diagnosis delay

Achieving a settlement of £750,000 for a young man with suspected Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) who suffered significant delays in diagnosis and treatment which left him with symptoms affecting his urinary, bowel and sexual function for life.

Negligent spinal surgery

Settling a claim against a private spinal surgeon for negligent surgery to correct scoliosis which left our client suffering significant neurological damage. She has long-term severely impaired bladder function.

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