What is a spinal cord injury?
The spinal cord consists of a bundle of nerves running from the base of the brain down the middle of the back. Spinal cord injuries are generally the result of a traumatic blow to the spine which dislocates or fractures vertebrae. In most cases, these injuries do not completely sever the spinal cord but instead destroy the nerve endings that carry signals between the brain and the body along the spinal cord. When this happens, there may be a loss of sensation and movement. Paralysis of all four limbs (quadriplegia) or paralysis of the lower half of the body (paraplegia) may result from a spinal cord injury. Victims of these injuries tend to have shortened life spans. Other health problems may include bladder and bowel complications, inability to regulate blood pressure, decreased control of body temperature, chronic pain, and increased susceptibility to respiratory disease.
How can the Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg help in the case of spinal cord injury?
A number of factors may come into play in the case of spinal cord injuries, depending on the nature of the injury and the severity of the damage. Individuals may face extensive medical bills, a loss of income, physical restrictions and the need for care, to name just a few of the consequences. It may be useful to speak to an experienced attorney who has helped individuals and their families in similar situations.
The Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg has obtained compensation totaling over $12 million for clients who have suffered injuries resulting in permanent spinal cord injuries.
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To find out more about your legal rights after a spinal cord injury, you can request a free case evaluation from our firm by clicking on free case evaluation. You may also contact us toll free at 1-877-934-6274. The Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg has been successfully litigating personal injury cases for over twenty years and has recovered in excess of $700 million on behalf of injured clients.