Spinal Cord Injury

Massachusetts Spinal Cord Attorneys, Personal Injury Lawyers – Gilman Law LLP

A spinal cord injury can have a devastating impact on your life.   Damage to the spinal cord typically occurs from either a traumatic injury or from a disease of the vertebral column which can lead to pain or numbness of certain body parts or even paralysis.

The spinal cord is the largest nerve in your body and is part of your nervous system.  The spinal cord fibers carry messages between the brain and different parts of your body and is surrounded and protected by bones called vetebrae.  In most spinal cord injuries, the backbone pinches the spinal cord which causes it to become bruised, swollen or torn.  After the injury, the spinal cord can not send messages between the brain and parts of the body from the point of the injury below.  Spinal cord injuries are classified as complete or incomplete.  A complete injury is when there is no motor or sensory function in one or more parts of your body.  An incomplete injury is when you may have feeling but little to no movement of one or more body parts.  Every injury is different and will depend on how severe the damage was to the nerve fibers.

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If the spinal cord is only bruised or swollen, the nerves may begin working again after the swelling goes down or bruising is gone.  However, medical professionals are not able to predict when or if this will occur.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), currently approximately 200,000 people in the United States live with spinal cord injuries.  Each year, an additional 12,000 to 20,000 people suffer a spinal cord injury.

Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries Include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Slip and fall
  • Medical malpractice
  • Defective products
  • Workplace accidents

Consequences Following a Spinal Cord Injury

Severe spinal cord injuries may require rehabilitation, surgery, physical therapy, pain management, and the use of medical devices.  Medical treatment over the course of a person’s life can cost as much as $3 million.  If your spinal cord injury was caused a result of someone else’s negligence or reckless behavior, you might have a personal injury claim.  The party found responsible may be found liable and may be required to compensate you for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium.

If you have a suffered any damage to your spinal cord, you need a lawyer that has experience and knowledge in this area of personal injuries.  At Gilman Law LLP, our Massachusetts Spinal Cord Attorneys understand that spinal cord injuries can have a severe impact on your life and are here to help you and your family.

Our team of professional lawyers and staff will work hard on your behalf to ensure that you receive the best possible medical attention and help you achieve the best possible outcome for your spinal cord injuries.

Legal Help for Victims of Spinal Cord Injuries

Gilman Law LLP is a leading personal injury law firm and is here to help you receive the maximum compensation you deserve.  If you have suffered a back, neck or spinal cord injury, it is important to contact a lawyer that specializes in spinal cord injuries in order to help protect your legal rights. Many of these actions require you to file a claim within a strict time limitation in order to commence an action for recovery. For a free evaluation of your case, please fill out our online form, or CALL TOLL FREE (1-888-252-0048) today.