- Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
- Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
- Locations of Spinal Cord Injuries
- Related Terms and Definitions
Every year, about 11,000 Americans suffer a spinal cord injury, adding up to 450,000 people presently living with spinal cord injuries in the United States.
A spinal cord injury, also referred to as spinal cord compression, occurs when the spinal cord, which extends from the base of the brain down the middle back, and to the waist, is damaged. Because the spinal cord’s function is to send messages back and forth from the brain and other parts of the body, when it is damaged, the patient may suffer from loss of movement of parts of the body, loss of sensation in parts of the body, loss of control of the bowel or bladder, infertility, inability to control body temperature by sweating, and chronic pain. Although it is possible to retain all or nearly all sensation and movement after a spinal cord injury, tragically, most trauma to the spinal cord causes permanent disability or loss of movement and sensation below the site of the injury.
WHAT TO DO:
A spinal cord injury can be devastating. The sudden presence of such a disability can be frightening, frustrating, and confusing to trauma victims and their families and friends, who naturally wonder about the impact of the injury on everyday activities, jobs, relationships, and general happiness.
If you, a family member, or friend has suffered a spinal cord injury, once the patient is stabilized, contact an experienced attorney.
The spinal cord injury may have been caused by a motor vehicle accident, by a physician committing medical malpractice, by a defective product, or by another source from whom you deserve compensation. You could be losing thousands of dollars, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars, by failing to secure proper and competent representation.
Slaughter & Slaughter have handled numerous claims for people who have been injured and have recovered millions of dollars for their clients. They have valuable experience with injuries. They will accurately and honestly evaluate your claim and strive to get the maximum settlement or judgment to fully compensate you for your injuries. You or your loved one may be entitled to compensation for past and future medical bills, past and future lost wages, past and future physical pain and suffering, past and future mental anguish and emotional distress, past and future physical impairment, and loss of consortium.
If your family has experienced a injury because of a spinal cord injury:
Contact an experienced attorney. The spinal cord injury have been caused by a negligent driver, by a physician committing medical malpractice, by a defective product, or by another source from whom you deserve compensation. Please give us a call. We can help take the burden off of your shoulders and take the necessary steps to protect your interest.
Slaughter & Slaughter will accurately and honestly evaluate your claim and strive to get the maximum settlement or judgment to compensate you for your loss, including reimbursement of medical, funeral, and burial expenses; and compensation for the pain and suffering your loved one suffered prior to his or her death, your loss of the financial support of your loved one, loss of services for the everyday contribution your loved one made to the household, and the loss of companionship, affection, sexual enjoyment, and moral support.
There is no reason to suffer alone from the effects of a spinal cord injury. We can help you bring a claim and strive to get the compensation you and your family will need for a lifetime of coping with this catastrophic injury. Our compassionate spinal injury lawyers want to see you achieve the best resolution possible.
We serve clients throughout Southern California, including Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and the communities of La Jolla, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, Encinitas, Escondido, Pacific Beach, San Diego, Los Angeles, Chula Vista, and surrounding areas.
Don’t delay, call today for more information and a free evaluation of your claim.
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