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1 July 2021 | Webinars | Article by Cari Sowden-Taylor

Spinal Injury Seminar: Emotional Adjustment after Spinal Cord Injury replay

Our first virtual Spinal Injury Seminar was hosted by Cari Sowden-Taylor & Ciaran McCabe, both Partners in the Catastrophic Injury Claims Team here at Hugh James. The focus for the seminar was Emotional Adjustment after Spinal Cord Injury.

We were joined by Gary Dawson, a Support Manager at the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA), who shared his personal experience of the life changing injuries he suffered after an accident on his motorcycle as a teenager. We were also joined by Ian Younghusband, who is the Counselling and Wellbeing Officer at the SIA. Ian discussed the support services that the SIA offer to people with spinal cord injuries and their families.

Principle Clinical Psychologist at the Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries, Dr Sally Kaiser, also joined us to talk about the psychological support provided in a specialist Spinal Centre, and how they help people to adjust to their injuries.

Our three speakers were also involved in our live Q&A session at the end of the Seminar.

Author bio

Representing claimants with traumatic brain injuries and spinal injuries, Cari Sowden-Taylor liaises with her clients and their case managers, treating clinicians, expert witnesses and support teams to ensure that the best possible outcome (both in terms of compensation and rehabilitation) is reached for her clients. Cari is passionate about ensuring that her clients access specialist rehabilitation as early as possible in order to achieve the best recovery.

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