Man Left Paralyzed Following Routine Crossing to Local Pub

Stuart Gillan experienced a catastrophic accident in Glasgow, Scotland near the Brauhaus pub outside Glasgow Central Station. The former sound engineer was rendered paralyzed following a severe fall caused by an unusual ‘double-height’ kerb as he was crossing the road.

Gillan, 59, had just returned from a successful business trip in Germany and was making his way to the local pub on Bothwell Street, a path he had traversed countless times. However, during this fateful journey, he miscalculated a step and plummeted onto the pavement. The impact left him severely injured and in and out of consciousness in the middle of a busy roadway.

Emergency services quickly transported Gillan to Glasgow Royal Infirmary, where medical staff administered pain management treatments and conducted a series of assessments. He was found to have spinal injuries and was subsequently moved to the Queen Elizabeth Spinal Injuries unit. It was determined that the accident had aggravated his pre-existing cervical spondylosis condition, leading to bone nodules pressing into his spinal cord and causing nerve damage.

Gillan underwent surgery to insert four titanium plates to decompress his spinal cord. Despite his injury being classified as “C5 spinal compression with incomplete tetraplegia,” he has since experienced some movement recovery in his left side, although his right side, which is dominant, remains more severely affected.

Source: The Mirror

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