NEW YORK CITY
SPINAL CORD INJURIES
A spinal cord injury occurs when trauma to the spinal cord fractured or dislocated vertebrae. A spinal cord lesion may result from anatomical disruption, compression, ischemia (insufficient blood supply) or a combination of the above. Spinal cord injuries are often devastating, with significant and lifelong effects. Because the spinal cord carries messages between the brain and the rest of the body, spinal cord injuries may result in paralysis or loss of bodily functions.
If spinal cord injury is suspected, a CT scan, MRI or myelogram may be used as diagnostic tools. Immediate medical treatment should focus on stabilizing the spine and aggressive treatment with corticosteroid drugs to limit damage. Surgery may also be necessary to stabilize the spine or fuse the spine with metal plates or pins. Once the initial injury heals, functional improvements may continue for at least six months. After that time period, any remaining disability is likely to be permanent.
Long-term treatment involves an intense program of rehabilitation therapy. Continuing treatment might include nutritional management, occupational therapy, psychological counseling and careful monitoring by physicians.
Due to the severe nature of a spinal cord injury, you may have the right to significant financial compensation if you or someone you know has been injured as the result of another person’s recklessness, carelessness or intentional wrongdoing. Our lawyers at Munawar & Hashmat, LLP (‘Mlawfirm’) understand the nature and extent of spinal cord injury and are committed to making the process of legal recovery as supportive and successful as possible.
Common causes of spinal cord injury are:
- Workplace Accident
- Motor Vehicle Accident
- Acts of violence
- Sports injuries
Spinal cord injuries can be severe and life altering. Mlawfirm understands that your immediate goals after going through such trauma are to get your medical bills paid and covered, make sure you do not suffer financially through any lost wages, and make sure your insurance company will pay for future treatment relating to your injuries. Our experienced injury lawyers will discuss your situation and go over the options available to you, as well as work with insurance companies and other parties involved in your case to make sure all your needs are handled quickly and appropriately.
Insurance companies have their attorneys, adjusters and representatives well-trained to defend, delay and frustrate your right to recover full and adequate compensation and damages. Often, insurance companies and their lawyers will not settle cases and claims fairly and fully until you demonstrate to them that you are prepared to proceed up to and including a trial and verdict for the purpose of obtaining all that is due and owing to you and/or your family.
If you or anyone you know have faced the tragic consequences or negligence and have suffered a serious spinal cord injury should have their case managed by an experienced attorney who will be relentless in pursuing compensation for damages commensurate with the severity of the injuries.
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