Spinal cord injuries occur in the United States daily. In fact, an estimated 12,500 spinal cord injuries occur each year, leaving victims, their family, friends, and others to cope with the aftermath of such a tragic injury. For many, spinal cord challenges require going through the complex health care system and often is overwhelming with the numerous care requirements and lifestyle changes a victim and their loved ones must make.
While educating yourself and your loved ones on what to expect is ideal, you still need protection for the suffering that is soon to come. You might be unable to work permanently, enjoy your life, and have insurmountable amounts of medical costs.
Spinal cord injuries involve any form of damage to the spinal cord, nerves, or the spinal canal. Often, these injuries result in permanent damage to the spine which means decreased strength, limited sensation, and the inability to control normal bodily functions.
Spinal cord injuries come in many forms but are broken into two specific categories: complete and incomplete.
The more common out of the two categories is that of the incomplete spinal cord injury, especially in a motor vehicle accident.
Within the incomplete spinal cord injury category, there are a few common injuries, such as:
Spinal cord injuries result in permanent, lifelong injuries. The cost to treat these injuries is extensive and requires specialized microsurgeries that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Even after surgical treatments, you may require constant medical care and equipment just to live comfortably.
If your spinal cord injury was the result of someone’s negligence whether, in an accident or malpractice, you might have a case for compensation. Speak with an injury attorney from Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, LLP by calling one of our three office locations or requesting your evaluation online.