Compensation for failure to properly immobilise someone with a fractured neck
If you are involved in a major incident or accident then some of the most important actions – and the most important time often occurs immediately after the accident has occurred. At this point it’s crucial that you are appropriately immobilised before you can be treated for your injuries – this helps to ensure that you don’t sustain any further injuries while you are waiting to be treated. Failure to do this can lead to serious, long term health problems.
In general, ambulance staff and doctors are treated to deal with this situation, but from time to time negligence can occur and you could become the victim of this. If you have sustained further injuries after being incorrectly immobilised then you may consider a compensation claim to cover any additional costs that you have sustained.
WHO MIGHT BE AT FAULT IN THIS SITUATION?
Depending on your circumstances, the fault in this situation usually falls to the person who is responsible for adequately immobilising you, this could be a paramedic or medical professional who may have been the first person at the scene of the accident. In this situation, it is their responsibility to ensure that all appropriate precautions are taken to immobilise you in an adequate and safe manner, if you feel that they have failed to do this then you may consider a compensation claim.
WHAT ARE SOME PROBLEMS WHICH CAN OCCUR?
If you have not been appropriately immobilised then you could find that a number of potential problems can crop up in your medical treatment, some of these include:
- Further damage to your neck fracture
- Damage to surrounding tissue
- Damage to your back and surrounding areas
- Damage which leads to partial or permanent paralysis.
ARE THE TEAM AT MEDICAL COMPENSATION 4U ABLE TO WORK WITH ME?
Dealing with any type of negligence can be incredibly traumatic to an individual and if you do find yourself in a position where you have to deal with this then you may be looking at a compensation claim. At Medical Compensation 4U we bring to the table a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you, regardless of your type of claim, offering a professional yet personal approach.