Spinal surgery claims

If you’ve had spinal surgery go wrong and suffered an injury as a result, you could be able to make a claim for compensation to help your recovery.

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What is a spinal surgery claim?

Spinal surgery is intended to reduce or completely eliminate the amount of back pain you suffer with. According to the NHS, back pain is the biggest single cause of disability in the UK.

There are a number of different types of spinal surgery, including spinal fusion surgery, discectomy, disc replacement surgery and laminectomy.

According to the Getting It Right First Time programme – which was created to improve clinical quality within the NHS – the NHS carried out 52,523 surgical procedures on the spine in 2017/18.

However, it doesn’t always go to plan. You may have suffered from any number of complications, including:

If you’ve had spinal surgery that went wrong due to a clinician’s negligence and caused you pain as a result, you are entitled to justice.

Why should I make a spinal surgery claim?

Spinal surgery can be a major procedure to go through. You’ll be hopeful that it will end the pain you’ve been in for a long period. Then you emerge, only to find that something went wrong and you’ve been the victim of medical negligence.

If you’ve been left worse off after spinal surgery, you could make a claim for compensation. However, one of the most significant benefits of proceeding with a claim is that you give the hospital the opportunity to address what went wrong. This can help those in charge work to stop it happening to anyone else in the future.

Is there a time limit for spinal surgery claims?

In most cases of spinal surgery claims, you’ll face a time limit of three years. You should make sure you start the process as soon as possible to get your claim submitted before the deadline.

There are some exceptions to the medical negligence claims time limit, though. Children can make a claim at any point until their 18th birthday. After that, the three-year time limit will begin, meaning they have up to their 21st birthday to make a claim.

If you’re claiming on behalf of someone who lacks the mental capacity to claim for themselves, you won’t face a time limit unless they regain capacity. If they are not expected to regain capacity, you won’t face a time limit.

How much compensation will I receive?

Every spinal surgery claim is different. This means it is difficult to say exactly what you could be entitled to without a consultation.

However, for a rough idea of what you may be awarded, see our compensation calculator.

I think I have a spinal surgery claim – what should I do?

If you think you have a spinal surgery claim, you should get in touch with First4Lawyers. Our team of understanding and compassionate advisors will talk you through your options on an initial free phone call, with no obligation to go any further.

To get in touch, just give us a call, request a call back or start your claim online and we’ll get back to you when it’s convenient.

If you do decide to go ahead, we will introduce you to one of our specialist medical negligence solicitors, who will then take over the management of your case.

A spinal surgery that has gone wrong is not something you should have to go through alone. First4Lawyers is here to help you through the process by making everything as straightforward as possible.

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