Pascagoula Spinal Injury Attorneys Seek Compensation for Your Injuries
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The spinal cord is a delicate bundle of nerves that runs up and down the center of your back and carries signals from your brain to the rest of your body and from your body to your brain. When your spinal cord is injured, those signals are disrupted, causing varying degrees of damage that can result in loss of certain bodily functions, numbness and tingling in the hands and feet, and even complete paralysis. At the law firm of Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick, we are focused on helping our clients get fair compensation for their injuries when they were caused by someone else’s negligence.
What are some common causes of spinal cord injuries?
A spinal cord injury is the result of trauma to the spine, nerves, bones and tissue that make up the spinal cord. Because the nerves in the spine govern movement and sensation in the body, when the spinal cord is damaged, it leaves the person unable to feel or move certain parts of the body.
Spinal cord injuries can result from a variety of causes, from falling down a flight of stairs to a motorcycle accident or violent physical attack. Below are other causes of spinal cord injury:
Spinal cord injury levels
The American Spinal Cord Injury Association has developed an impairment scale that describes the level of injury. It ranges from A to E, with A representing a complete injury with no motor or sensory function below the point of injury to incomplete with some function and the ability for joints to be moved against the force of gravity to E, which represents the body functioning normally.
The spinal cord injury levels are used to describe the different levels of paralysis after a person has suffered a spinal cord injury. The scale shows how your injury will affect your ability to move your body.
Spinal cord injury can cause:
- Paraparesis: Partial paralysis of the lower limbs
- Paraplegia: Motor sensory impairment of the lower extremities
- Quadriparesis: Weakness in all four limbs
- Quadriplegia: Paralysis of all four limbs
Trauma to the back can also cause injuries such as a herniated disc. This occurs when the spongy discs cushioning the bones of the spine become damaged, bulge or break apart. Damage to these discs can be painful and cause numbness and weakness.
A spinal cord injury can be devastating. Suddenly everything in your life changes, you can’t do what you used to do, and you are not sure of the quality of life you will have after your injury.
Treatment options for spinal cord injuries
There is no way to reverse the effects of a spinal cord injury. Until more effective treatments become available, spinal cord treatment mostly focuses on helping people with spinal cord injuries be as productive as possible.
Immediately following the injury, doctors immobilize the spine to help it heal. Sometimes surgery is used to stabilize the spine to prevent future pain, injury or deformity. New medications and technologies are in development that may give people with spinal cord injuries more mobility and function.
At the law firm of Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick, we are experienced in dealing with spinal cord injuries. We are focused on obtaining a fair settlement for your injuries.
Contact a Mississippi personal injury law firm with experience in a variety of spinal cord injury cases
Our attorneys at Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick understand how to work with medical experts and insurance companies to seek a fair settlement for your injuries. Call us today at 866-461-1591 or contact us online to schedule a confidential consultation today.