A spinal cord injury is one of the most severely life-changing events that can happen to a person. Whether in a diving accident, in a construction accident, in a car accident, in surgery or as a result of a fall from a high place, a serious spinal cord injury may relegate its victim to a wheelchair for life.
A cervical spine injury may leave its victim a paraplegic or a quadriplegic. In addition to expenses for medical treatment at the time of the accident, the injured person is likely to require extensive financial support over a lifetime:
Vocational rehabilitation if possible
Evaluation and treatment by neurologists and other specialists
Durable medical equipment such as motorized chairs
Adaptive equipment such as “handicapped” vans and grab bars at home
Home remodeling to accommodate a wheelchair
In many cases, psychological therapy to cope with the drastic life changes
In cases where our firm represents spinal cord injury victims, we often notice that our extensive experience in the area of medical malpractice gives us an edge. Our medical knowledge is detailed and our working relationships with doctors in a variety of fields gives us access to up-to-date information and analyses of serious injury cases such as spinal cord injury or paralysis cases.