Spinal Cord Injury
A spinal cord injury is one of the most serious injuries a person can sustain. If you or a family member has suffered a spinal cord injury due to the reckless actions or negligence of someone else, contact a Long Beach spinal cord injury lawyer for help. The law firm of Aitken * Aitken * Cohn has been successfully representing spinal cord injury victims for more than 30 years and can help you.
According to statistics, the majority of spinal cord injury victims are young men with their entire lives ahead of them. Spinal cord injuries often lead to paralysis which can drastically change the way a person lives his or her life. At Aitken * Aitken * Cohn, we recognize the severity of these injuries and are committed to helping patients as they learn to cope with the new challenges ahead.
The nerves which control all feeling and movement for the body are channeled through the spinal cord. When these connections are damaged or severed by a spinal cord injury, paralysis will usually result. The amount of paralysis will vary depending on the severity of the injury and how high up on the spinal column the injury occurred.
In most cases, bodily functions beneath the injured vertebrae will be permanently impaired. Injuries from the chest down can cause paralysis of the legs, and may affect the bowels, bladder and sexual function. Neck injuries can cause paralysis throughout the entire body and may also impact the ability to breathe.
There are a wide variety of complications associated with spinal cord injuries, most related to paralysis. Complications can include:
- No control over bladder or bowels
- Changes in circulation can affect blood pressure and put the patient at risk of developing blood clots
- Depending on the level of the injury, the respiratory system can be seriously affected
When a person suffers an injury to the spine, he or she will likely face a number of challenges and hardships. Our attorneys work hard to get injured patients the financial compensation they need to pay for the necessary medical care and lifelong treatments.
Spinal cord injuries can be caused by a number of accidents, including (but not limited to):
- Car, truck and motorcycle accidents
- Sports accidents
- Construction accidents
- Boating accidents
- Falls from extreme heights
- Medical mistakes
Contact a Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious spinal cord injury and would like to speak with a spinal cord injury lawyer about the possibility of filing a lawsuit to seek compensation, please contact Aitken * Aitken * Cohn for help. Our attorneys have garnered a national reputation as some of the nation’s leading personal injury attorneys.