Spinal tumours

A spinal tumour is a growth in the region of your spinal cord, either on the spinal cord itself or in the surrounding membrane, bones or nerves. Tumours originating elsewhere but growing into the spine are also considered under the spinal tumour classification.

Although rare, a tumour in this area can lead to considerable complications if misdiagnosed or left untreated. Due to its rarity, it can take some time to reach a diagnosis as other more common spinal injuries are ruled out first.

If you believe health professionals failed to diagnose and treat your spinal tumour before irreparable damage occurred, then you may be able to claim compensation.

Symptoms of a spinal tumour

The symptoms of a spinal tumour are similar to numerous other spinal injuries, making it difficult to make a fast and clear diagnosis.

Common symptoms include:

  • Pain where the tumour is growing
  • Back pain radiating to other parts of the body
  • Weakness or numbness in the arms or legs
  • Changes in normal bowel or bladder habits
  • Feeling less sensitive to pain, heat and cold

Depending on the location and size of the growth, symptoms might occur suddenly or, alternately, appear gradually over an extended period of time.

Treatment of a spinal tumour

Treatment for a spinal tumour depends on an individual’s case and medical history. Due to paraplegia having a significant impact on someone’s quality of life, physicians usually try and prevent paraplegia from setting in where possible.

Spinal tumour negligence compensation

If you believe there was a delay in identifying your spinal tumour or a delay in undertaking essential surgery which has resulted in a spinal cord injury, then you should contact us to see if you have a potential claim.

Living with the repercussions of a misdiagnosed spinal tumour usually requires considerable lifestyle changes and support. Rehabilitation and other life adaptations are vital to help you manage and improve your physical and emotional wellbeing.

At Aspire Law we specialise solely in spinal-cord injury claims and have an extensive medical negligence department that includes people who have dual qualification and are medically trained. We’ve represented clients who developed spinal tumours which were not identified quickly enough and or were poorly treated, resulting in permanent and life-changing damage.

Talk with our solicitors

To discover more about making a spinal cord injury compensation claim related to a spinal tumour, call us today on 0800 030 20 40 or contact us online and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.