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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

Cari Sowden-Taylor


Cari is a Partner and Joint Head of the National Serious Injury Team, and specialises in representing adult and child claimants who have sustained life changing injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal injuries, limb loss and polytrauma following road traffic collisions, injuries at work and assaults.

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