Devon spinal injury lawyer attends event held by the Spinal Injuries Association
The event, which attended by Devon lawyer Oliver Thorne, was organised by the SIA to raise vital funds for people with a spinal cord injury.
The Association is there to help the 2,500 people who suffer a spinal cord injury in the UK every year. They offer support to everyone who requires access to expert information and advice when they need it most. Their aim is to quickly connect people to a network of organisations and individuals who are able to offer specialist help.
Oliver is experienced in dealing with spinal cord injuries for clients in Devon and beyond who have been the victim of medical negligence. Speaking after the event, Oliver said:
“Listening to people who have suffered spinal cord injuries and the difficulties they face was inspiring and concerning.”
According to research, only one in every three people who suffer spinal cord injury will gain access to specialist care in an NHS spinal cord injury centre.
The Association was founded in 1974 by Baroness Masham of Ilton, who suffered a spinal cord injury in a riding accident. She was inspired to act as a result of the lack of specialist medical care and expert information available to spinal injury victims. The Association has gone from strength to strength and now has over 14,000 members.
Oliver was particularly interested to hear about the SIA’s focus on pressure sores, in light of a case he has recently dealt with:
“My case involved an elderly man who suffered a spinal cord injury during an operation. He developed pressure sores and subsequently sepsis after they became infected. Despite treatment he sadly died.”
Oliver took up the case on behalf of the man’s family and secured a compensation package for them in an out of court settlement.
If you would like to speak to Devon spinal injury lawyer Oliver Thorne about making a medical negligence claim on a no win, no fee basis then you can do so by calling 0333 888 0404 or sending brief details by email to [email protected]