A spinal cord injury is a catastrophic injury which results in years of rehabilitation and long term disability. While many catastrophic spine injuries occur from accidents, violence or blunt trauma, a number are caused by medical malpractice. In fact, medical care can exacerbate existing spinal injuries. Errors that occur during surgery, such as corrective degenerative or herniated disc surgery, or any operation near or on the spine, can severely damage spinal nerves leading to life-long, permanent consequences. If a spine injury is not properly treated by a doctor, nurse or hospital staff, the individual may suffer more serious personal injury, including paralysis or even death, as a direct result of medical malpractice. Spinal cord injuries very often result in Paralysis.
Spine injuries can cause motor skill impairment, paralysis and wrongful death. Full recovery is almost always unlikely. Instead, expensive therapy and medical rehabilitation are usually required. The lives of both the individual and his or her loved ones are, unfortunately, never the same. Newly paralyzed individuals are in need of financial remuneration. While recovery cannot treat the condition, it can provide support for lifetime care.
Spinal Cord Injury
Complete spinal cord injuries result in complete paraplegia or complete tetraplegia.
- Anterior cord syndrome
- Central cord syndrome
- Posterior cord syndrome
- Brown-Sequard syndromein
You will need an experienced spinal cord injury lawyer.