Neck Back and Coccyx Spinal InjuriesOne of the most several types of injuries that occur as a result of preventable falls are spinal injuries. The result of fractures and trauma to the spinal cord these injuries can require complex surgical stabilization or result in paralysis. The best way to prevent these injuries is to prevent and reduce the risk of falls.
Common Types of Injuries to SpineOften a fall can result in a fracture or cracking of the discs in the spine, including neck / cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and coccyx (tailbone). Or the injury can result in damage to the spinal cord itself. According to the Mayo Clinic, “a spinal cord injury involves damage to any part of the spinal cord. It also can include damage to nerves at the end of the spinal cord, known as the cauda equina. The spinal cord sends and receives signals between the brain and the rest of the body. A spinal cord injury often causes permanent changes in strength, feeling and other body functions below the site of the injury. People who have had a spinal cord injury also may experience mental, emotional and social side effects.”
Spinal Cord and Back Injuries DamagesThe results of an injury can be devasting, with medical bills for surgery, rehabilitative or skilled nursing, changes in housing, transportation, and other direct costs. But more important, is to ensure compensation for the loss of independence and freedom, disfigurement and the pain and real suffering the resulting from the injury. We know how to get accountability and deal with the medical liens and bills associated with these cases. We work with experts to establish the elements of the case, such as negligence, but also to explain the damages and impact on the life of the injured person.
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