Spinal cord injury is one of the most devastating injuries that can occur. The spinal cord acts as the transmission system of the body, sending messages to and from the brain from various body parts. When an individual has spinal cord injuries, they may experience partial or even complete paralysis. Individuals affected by spinal cord injuries will require life-long care and will suffer from significant physical limitations. Many people with spinal cord injuries will find they can no longer work in the same job or even perform basic activities of daily living. The physical, financial, and emotional implications of spinal cord injuries are great.
Spinal cord injuries occur when the spinal cord is compressed, pulled, pushed, or cut. In addition to paralysis, spinal cord injuries can cause a loss of bladder and bowel control, numbness, tingling, or weakness. When spinal cord injuries occur or are suspected, immediate treatment is necessary. MRI or CT scans can help determine the extent of the injury, and often surgery is performed to try to reduce damage to the spinal cord. Healing after a spinal cord injury may take months to occur, and generally maximum medical improvement occurs after about six months.
If you or a loved one have experienced spinal cord injuries after an accident, contact the Ochs Law Firm today. Our attorneys understand the extensive and ongoing care associated with spinal cord injuries, and we will fight to get you a fair recovery for your current and ongoing medical needs in addition to your pain and suffering.