Why Use A Specialist:The spine is the main part of our anatomy that keeps us functioning as well as we do. It contains all the nerves that link our body to our brain and transmits messages back and forth at lightning speed without us having to think consciously about it (1). Without it doing its job, our senses and mobility would be completely lost.
This is what happens in patients with spinal cord injuries. There are some ways the spinal cord can be damaged and one of those ways, the use of the trampoline, has increased dramatically over the last few years to the point where many people are lobbying against them. These type of injuries are also caused by falls, car accidents, gun shots, diving accidents and war injuries.
Whatever the cause of the injury, the damage it does is often non-repairable. This is what causes many patients to consult a spinal cord injury lawyer. The damage done in a spine injury is devastating, and long lasting and the impact on a person’s life is beyond imagination. The injury causes myelopathy, which is damage to the white matter that carries sensation and motor signals to and from the brain.
Why Use A Specialist
Less than five percent of patients whose injuries extend thus far ever recover any use of their arms or muscles below the injury site. In an incomplete spinal cord injury, there will be a degree of sensation or movement below the level of impact. Ninety-five percent of these patients will regain some movement. However, there is no way to tell how many functions will be recovered or how long it will take. Here are sample picture;
This is why spinal cord injury lawyers have to specialise in their field. This is a very complex matter, and they need to be fully qualified and experienced to gain their client the best monetary recompense possible. It isn’t a matter of making some quick cash or apportioning blame; it is to ensure the patient can survive and have the best quality of life possible in his or her given situation.
Work will, in almost every case, be impossible so immediately the income is cut off. Many months or even years of physiotherapy will be endured for the b
est possible chance of maximum recovery. If this can be paid for privately through the compensation that a spinal cord injury lawyer can obtain, then all the better.
Loss of sensation and movement in the limbs are the first things we think of when we see a person with spinal cord injuries. However, this is only the start of it. For those with no feeling below the waist, there is also the bowel and bladder dysfunction that accompanies a lack of sensation. On top of this, any sexual activity is out of the question, so there are many aspects to a person’s life that are changed beyond recognition.
For patients with a higher spinal injury, there is the possibility that the lungs will be affected. If this happens, life on a ventilator will be a long term prospect. On top of these, there is also the risk of osteoporosis, atrophy to muscles, gall bladder problems and the inability to regulate heart rate, blood pressure, sweating and body temperature.
With all these difficulties mounting up, you can see how a specialist is needed to gain compensation for some assistance for the injured party. Given all the complications of the injury, it is no wonder that spinal cord injury lawyers are specialists in the one area.
- LAJ & Co. vs Marco Heinz: Employee sued his former employer for injuries supposedly contracted during contracted due to working circumstances. Collaborative law SKC represented the local business owner.
- Defense of a pool cleaning business in Chandler after one of their customers sued them for a slip-and fall accident.
- Salary dispute settlement between proprietor and technical staff.
- Class action lawsuit vs Seattle based general contractor Howards. With our legal assistance, a group of former employees successfully claimed for compensation after an incorrect implementation of safety procedures.