Personal injury: spinal injuries

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Spinal cord injuries can be devastating for injured claimants. The assessment of damages in these cases tends to involve much more expert evidence than in cases of "simple" orthopeadic injury even where that injury is severe. Certain issues frequently arise in cases where the spinal cord is damaged or may be damaged in the future.

Stephen Cottrell's article deals with injuries that truly do damage the spine, in particular the spinal cord, and are of life-changing severity.

He covers the following points:

  • The Spinal Column
  • Common Medical Complications for SCI patients
  • Typical Damages Issues in SCI cases
  • Periodical Payments
  • Provisional Damages
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