Boynton Beach Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
When considering all of the medical needs of a person suffering from a spinal cord injury, the emotional and financial cost can be devastating. Our law firm understands that such an injury can be life altering, to say the least. Your pressing concerns after enduring such an ordeal are recuperating, making sure your medical expenses are covered, and ensuring your insurance provider will pay for any treatment your injuries may need now and in the future. Another goal may be to minimize potential financial burdens as the result of lost wages.
Our Boynton Beach spinal cord injury lawyers will assess your situation and provide you with the best available options. We will also convene with other parties and the insurance companies involved to help ensure your necessities are resolved quickly.
Complications with Spinal Cord Injuries
An injury to the spinal cord occurs when a harmful event results in damage to the cells in the spinal cord itself. Even worse, the spinal cord can become severed, leaving no way for the body’s electrical signals to travel to and from the brain.
The most frequent forms of spinal cord injuries include:
- Contusions- Bruising of the spinal cord;
- Lacerations- Nerve cells are severed or torn;
- Compression- Excessive pressure on the spinal cord; and
- Central cord syndrome- Particular damage to the tracts in the spinal cord’s cervical region.
More severe cases of spinal cord injuries result in paralysis, where a victim loses control over movement that was once voluntary. Below the point of the injury, there is also the diminishing of reflexes and sensation. If the injury to the spinal cord is high enough, a person may lose their ability to breathe, control their bladder or manage their bowels. As time passes, a person may experience an increased lack of response to stimuli and reduced sexual function. To complicate matters, many patients experience secondary medical complications in the form of lung and bladder infections
Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
The primary causes of spinal cord injuries will vary. Age is also a factor when predicting the likelihood of the type of spinal cord injury.
A number of reasons for injuries to the spinal cord include:
- Accidents in the workplace;
- Accidents when diving into a body of water;
- Gunshot wounds;
- Violent twisting of the torso;
- Car accidents;
- Electric shock; and
- Sport-related injuries.
Contact Us Today for Help
If you or someone you love is suffering from a spine or back injury, call us for a free consultation at 561-660-9421. Let us be your support system. You aren’t alone in this fight. At Leifer & Ramirez, we have extensive experience handling cases just like yours. Reach out to us today for help.