Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injury is devastating and often leads to paralysis, with victims requiring round-the-clock medical care and emotional support. As many as 10,000 individuals become victims each year of paralysis, either partial or complete, due to spinal cord injuries. Life will never be the same for these victims or their families. The Yost Legal Group can help victims of spinal cord injuries recover the up-front compensation needed to fund a lifetime of care.
Causes of Paralysis
There are many types of accidents or traumas that result in paralysis, including:
How The Yost Legal Group Can Help
The Yost Legal Group wants you to know what to do if you or a loved one sustains a spinal cord injury. We work hard to educate our clients about their cases. We communicate with your treating physicians and other expert witnesses to determine the extent of the injuries and the expected recovery. This information is critical to proving the right amount of compensation due the victim of a spinal cord injury. If you have a question about your right to bring a spinal cord injurylawsuit to recover compensation, please call The Yost Legal Group. The initial consultation is free.
Paralysis Changes Your Life Forever
That is why we at The Yost Legal Group examine every aspect of the accident that caused your spinal cord injury. We want to know why and how you were harmed. We set out to determine who was responsible and will get you answers to your questions.
Insurance companies will make every effort to limit the payout, either by disputing liability or challenging the amount of damages. The experienced attorneys at The Yost Legal Group know that their clients get one opportunity to achieve a settlement or jury award that covers their future needs. We consult with a variety of experts – life care planners, economists, medical experts, and vocational rehabilitation specialists – to determine what life will be like and to put justifiable dollar figures on our client’s case. Our attorneys assemble a comprehensive demand package that accounts for:
- Future surgery or rehabilitation
- Medication, medical devices and nursing care
- Home adjustments or specially equipped vehicles
- Projected earnings over a lifetime
- Ongoing pain and suffering
- Mental anguish and the diminished capacity to enjoy life
The cost of care for a spinal cord injury can easily reach millions of dollars for young victims. The spinal cord injury lawyers at The Yost Legal Group are skilled at negotiating life care plans that ensure you can cover the costs of medical care for the years ahead.
What is a Spinal Cord Injury?
A Spinal Cord Injury is an injury that results from a physically traumatic event in which there is damage to the cells in the spinal cord or the nerve tracts that communicate along the spinal cord is severed. There are several types of Spinal Cord Injuries including:
- Contusion – the spinal cord is bruised
- Compression – the spinal cord has too much pressure on it
- Laceration – some nerve fibers in the spinal cord are severed or torn
- Central Cord Syndrome – the cervical region of the spinal cord is damaged
What Physical Effects does a Spinal Cord Injury have on the body?
A Spinal Cord Injury can cause many severe physical effects in the body which include:
- Loss of control of movements and muscles, which is known as paralysis
- Loss of feeling and reflex below the point of injury
- Loss of function of natural activity such as breathing
- Cauda equina syndrome – loss of bowel and bladder control
On top of all of the physical restraints that the body may have after suffering a Spinal Cord Injury, someone who has a Spinal Cord Injury is more susceptible to other medical illnesses such as:
- Bed Sores
- Bladder Infections
- Lung Infections
Can a Spinal Cord Injury be cured?
There is no known cure for a Spinal Cord Injury, yet. However, the damage of a Spinal Cord Injury can be reduced by limiting immediate cell death and reducing inflammation of the spinal cord. Also, there is a way to attempt to regenerate function in damaged areas by blocking the mechanism of neurons to re-grow themselves, inserting new cells and bypassing the damaged area. Much of the potential treatments for a Spinal Cord Injury are in the experimental stages now.
If you are in need of an Injury Lawyer to fight for you or your loved one’s rights, please contact Maryland Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys at The Yost Legal Group today to schedule your free consultation. The Yost Legal Group serves clients who have sustained Spinal Cord Injuries throughout the United States. Call The Yost Legal Group today and speak to an attorney for a free initial consultation about your case at 1-800-YOST-LAW (1-800-967-8529).