San Diego Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
Helping the victims of spinal injuries.
Thousands of people across the nation sustain spinal injuries every year. Causes range from car crashes, botched surgeries, serious falls, and sports accidents. Whatever the cause, spinal cord injuries can have serious, and even deadly, repercussions, so if you were injured as a result of another person’s negligent or reckless behavior, it is critical to speak to an experienced spine injury lawyer who will aggressively protect your interests and help you obtain compensation.
A serious spine injury changes the victim’s life forever. Suddenly, that person is immobilized or partially paralyzed. He or she may not be able to earn a living with his or her current skills. The lives of family members change in dramatic ways too. The burden of providing care often falls on them.
San Diego Injury Law Center is a firm that helps the victims of spine injuries obtain medical treatment, rehabilitation services, and long-term care. We obtain compensation that can enhance the lives of our clients, ease the burdens they must bear, and help them live richer and more meaningful lives. Call us toll free 619-338-8230 today for free advice.
About The Spinal Cord
The spinal cord is a collection of nerves extending from the brain through the spinal canal and allows the brain to process commands to the muscles, heart, lungs, and bowels. The spinal canal is protected by the chest, neck, and lower back vertebrae. When these vertebrae are damaged, the spinal cord is left vulnerable to further damage through trauma, loss of blood supply, or compression caused by a tumor or infection.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Many spinal cord injuries occur when the spine is pulled, compressed, or pressed sideways as is often the case in a car crash where the head, neck, or back are twisted or sustain a sudden traumatic blow. This can result in spinal fractures or dislocated vertebrae, which in turn can cause the displaced fragments to bruise or tear the spinal cord tissue. This disrupts the signals sent by the nerve cells between the brain and the rest of the body. Vertebral damage can also lead to fluid buildup, swelling, and bleeding both inside and outside the spinal cord.
Spinal cord injuries are divided into two categories. A complete injury is one that causes a complete loss of sensation and muscle function, while an incomplete injury means that a degree of function remains. Most spinal cord injuries are caused by trauma, and are often associated with car crashes. Spinal injuries can result in serious mobility and sensory problems.
Other common causes of spinal cord injury include:
The most common Spinal Cord Injury Symptoms include:
After being involved in an injury-causing accident, the injured parties should seek immediate medical attention where physicians will be able to take a medical history and perform an examination. During the examination, the doctor will ask a variety of questions about the details surrounding the incident that caused the injury. This makes it especially important for patients to obtain medical advice as quickly as possible after the accident, while the details are still fresh in their minds. The physician will also make a note of any prior injuries or surgeries, other medical conditions, and whether the patient is exhibiting any symptoms indicative of a spinal injury.
The doctor will then most likely perform additional tests, including:
There are two main goals in spinal surgeries, including:
Relieving pressure on the spinal cord, which may require surgeons to remove pieces of broken vertebrae to decrease compression. Stabilizing the spine through the placement of screws, rods, and plates that help hold the vertebrae together so that the spinal cord is not damaged further.
We work for you, and your interests are our top priority! This is uppermost in our minds and how we approach all our negotiations with the adjusters, insurers and any counsel for the opposing party. While this is a new experience for you and your family, we deal with these legal issues day in and day out. We are familiar with the tactics they use and what they are and aren’t allowed to do.
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