A spinal cord injury can change your life. If you or a loved one are suffering because of someone’s negligence, you deserve the chance to hold them accountable. Call the Canton spinal cord injury lawyers at KNR to get the recovery you are entitled to.
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Spinal cord injuries occur within the 33 bones that make up the spinal cord itself, as well as the nerves at the end of the spine.
More so than back pain, caused by pinched nerves or ruptured discs, spinal cord injuries can cause permanent changes in the body. Because of the connection between the spine, brain, and body, any damage to the spinal cord can extend much further than back pain. Direct impact can displace and disconnect spinal nerves, resulting in pain and loss of bodily functions.
If your spinal injuries were caused because someone was negligent or malicious, you can take action and seek compensation for the harm done. Our Canton spinal cord injury lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick can ensure that you get the best care and outcome possible for your spinal cord injuries.
The spinal cord consists of nerves that transmit nerve impulses to and from the brain to the rest of the body. And it is surrounded by vertebrae, or bones. It is the literal backbone of the human body.
Primary causes for spinal cord injuries in Ohio include:
Motor vehicle accidents
Weakened backbones due to conditions such as arthritis and spina bifida.
Unless the trauma is significant, a spinal cord injury may not be instantly recognizable. According to the Mayo Clinic, spinal cord injury symptoms include:
Loss of bowel movements
Paralysis, even minor loss of mobility
Loss of sensation
Weakness of back or limbs
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, and you think you may have sustained a spinal cord injury, you should contact a medical professional immediately.
Our Canton injury lawyers have compiled the following resources for those dealing with spinal injuries:
The cost of spinal cord injuries can be extreme. The Dana and Christopher Reeves Foundation, which advocates research and cures related to spinal cord injuries, estimates people with severe spinal cord injuries may spend around a million dollars for a roster of care including spinal cord surgery, trauma care, rehabilitation, painkillers, medical equipment, and other costs associated with obtaining spinal cord medical care, such as travel.
The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates the US spends $9.7 million annually on spinal cord injuries.
Our Canton spinal cord injury attorneys can help mitigate your costs by pursuing your spinal cord injury case with a depth of experience, knowledge, and insight. If you’ve sustained a spinal cord injury on the job, in an automobile accident, or from trauma experienced in a public establishment in Ohio, it’s important to pursue compensation as soon as possible. This is because the statute of limitations in Ohio expires after two years.
Spinal cord injuries can cause serious and sometimes long-term physical damage with psychological side effects because of their complex neurological relationship. These injuries are often debilitating, causing physical pain, loss of work, medical care costs, dependence on disability, financial debt, or simply the inability to perform daily activities.
Damage to the spine often require major surgery to fix, and may also require months of physical therapy. Long-term bed rest, which is part of the healing and treatment of spinal cord injuries, also results in a high number of patients suffering pressure sores, creating additional costs alongside the costs of spinal injuries.
While many research institutions and organizations are pursuing cures and higher levels of care and healing for spinal cord injuries, the ability to fully treat your spinal cord injuries may depend on your level of injury.
Compensation After a Spinal Cord Injury
If you or a loved one sustained a spinal injury, you may be able to file a spinal cord injury claim or personal injury lawsuit to help cover these costs.
We have considerable experience in this area of law and KNR can guide you through the legal process. Let us help you get treatment, negotiate with the insurance company, and fight for everything you deserve.
A spinal cord injury lawsuit can help you recover your:
Pain and suffering
Emotional distress and mental anguish
Loss of consortium
KNR has helped numerous spinal cord injury victims get compensation for their long-term needs. For example, we represented a Greyhound passenger after the bus was struck from behind. The client required spinal surgery, and KNR recovered the policy limit of $100,000.