Traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries are often permanent, and always life-changing. They affect the lives of the victims, as well as the families of the suffering. These types of injuries often occur as the result of someone else’s negligence, whether a surgical error, a birth injury, a car accident, or a machinery failure.
Spinal Cord Injury Questions
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
Some possible causes of a Spinal Cord Injury include:
Slip and Fall Accidents
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, bowel and bladder control
Pain or sensitivity when touched
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:
Can a Spinal Cord Injury be cured?
The central nervous system is one of the only parts of the body that can’t repair itself. Therefore there is no known cure for a Spinal Cord Injury. 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. However, this is only an attempt and is not guaranteed to work.
If you live in Georgia and are in need of an Atlanta Injury Lawyer to fight for you or your child’s rights please contact Georgia Spinal Cord Injury Attorney, Stephen Hart today to schedule your free consultation. Hart & Hart serves clients in and around Atlanta, Georgia.
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain or spinal cord injury, you need an experienced attorney to protect your rights. Hart & Hart will seek the justice you deserve. We understand the medical, physical, economic, and psychological impacts of traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. We’ll help the injured party and the family to recover the compensation necessary for a lifetime of care.
We fight to recover full and fair compensation for those who have suffered these injuries through someone else’s negligence. We have the experience necessary to negotiate your TBI or SCI claim to the maximum result.
When a traumatic brain injury or a spinal cord injury is sustained, as a result of someone else’s negligence, Hart & Hart is here to help.
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