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Spinal Infections

What are spinal infections?

Infections of the spinal region can be varied and don’t always have the same effects. Given the importance of the spinal column to movement in most of the body, infections must be treated as soon as possible and dealt with appropriately before being given a chance to either spread to other areas such as the back muscles and tendons or worsening at the source. In extreme cases this has led to fatalities.

What are the symptoms?

The symptoms of spinal infections are similar to an infection in any other part of the body to begin with including chills, fevers, headaches, stiffness, neck pains, swelling, tenderness and oozing if there is a wound. The further along an infection gets, the more severe these symptoms can become, affecting the nervous system and possibly damaging permanently the spinal column or in extreme cases, prove fatal. All outcomes can seriously affect the person’s life or the lives of their loved ones forever.

What are the causes?

Infections can occur from a result of:

  • Wounds in the back being open to infection
  • Mistreatment while in surgery such as prolonged surgery time or unclean equipment
  • Misdiagnosis of an existing infection, giving wrong treatment or allowing to spread

These are just a few of the causes of infection. An injury such as this can cause unnecessary costs, prolonged medical treatment and acute pain. That’s why at Sincere Law we aim to help get your life back on track and strive for justice for your injury.

How long does it take to recover?

Time taken to recover from infections can differ depending on severity. Months off work may be required to recover and treat any spread. It is possible that the infection may impair some of the spinal column and reduce movement in the back, affecting a person’s ability to work for the remainder of their life. In worst cases the infection can cause fatalities. It is possible that the damage may impair some of the spinal column and reduce movement in the back, affecting a person’s entire life. This sort of complication could cause the need to make alterations to the home and lifestyle of an affected person. Dependant on the type of incident that caused the injury, there may be mental scarring that would require ongoing counselling to help with the healing process. We will strive to cover all aftercare service costs in your claim, both physical and psychological.

How can we help your rehabilitation?

At Sincere Law we aim to help our clients in anyway possible in order for them to get the help they need to recover from their injuries. We will refer you or your loved one to the best medical assistance to help your rehabilitation and recovery. It may take months and years of target physiotherapy to get full movement ranges back following any numbing or problems with body movement. In cases involving paraplegia and quadriplegia we can help provide any counselling needed to help those effected move on with their life and work with their conditions. In severe injury cases we know that spinal injuries can have life changing long term effects so we pride ourselves on not just getting justice and compensation for your injury but also peace of mind and support for any future care you require. Sincere Law have over 20 years of experience in serious injury and have a proven track record of helping our clients get the best possible outcome for there needs.

How do I make a claim?

You can make a claim either by ringing us on 0800 092 2896 for a no obligation conversation about your claim. Or you can request a call back from our website at www.sincerelaw.co.uk. We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible and providing that all the information you provide is honest and correct we can direct you to the appropriate specialist solicitor. If you take your claim on with Sincere Law, you need not worry about the financial risks of losing out should you be unsuccessful as our solicitors work on a no win no fee basis.

 

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