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Spinal Cord Injury?
The spinal cord is a collection of nerves that transmits messages from the brain and the body, giving commands to muscles, limbs and organ function. When the spinal cord suffers a significant blow or traumatic force, the damage could be devastating enough to never regain normal use of your body again.
The spinal cord is completely vulnerable to injury. Compared to other parts of the body, the spinal cord isn’t capable of repairing itself once damage occurs. An injury to the upper part of the spinal cord in the neck can result in quadriplegia-paralysis (loss of function in both arms and both legs). If the spinal cord injury occurs lower in the back, it can result in paraplegia-paralysis (both legs only).
Over 10,000 people in the US suffer a spinal cord injury, also called SCI, each year. SCI is defined as any damage to the spinal cord that results in loss of function or mobility. Such injury cases can be caused by trauma or disease and can result in temporary or permanent loss of sensation, loss of movement (paralysis) or loss of bowel or bladder control. Auto accidents are the primary cause, but violence-related accidents have been increasing steadily as a cause of SCIs. Falls and sports accidents also cause many SCIs each year.
A spinal cord injury usually involves swelling of the spinal cord which affects the whole body. When the swelling goes down, the patient may regain function months or years after the injury, but it is rare for all functioning to be recovered. Treatment presently consists of stabilizing any broken vertebrae and preventing movement to the injured area and reducing swelling. There is no cure for SCI, but stem cell research has shown some signs of being useful in the future.
Mark A. Hammer can help you recover what you deserve.
Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) result in paralysis or permanent nerve damage that affects a person every day. The injured person will never be the same. These injuries affect not only the person but also the entire family who often must change their day-to-day lives to help take care of the injured person. The victim typically incurs massive costs from their injury and may need the help of an attorney to guide them through the legal process. Contact an Atlanta spinal cord injury lawyer at Fried Goldberg if you have been injured by another person’s negligence.
Car and truck accidents are major causes of permanent spinal cord injuries. At Mark A. Hammer Inc., we have decades of experience in recovering compensation for victims of serious accidents. If you or a loved one have suffered a spinal cord injury, get in touch with an us at (800) 529-6275 for a no-cost consultation to discuss your legal options.
Learning how to navigate through life with a serious back or spinal cord injury can be difficult and expensive. Many times, people never fully recover and must learn how to cope with their disability. At the Mark A. Hammer Inc., our attorneys represent individuals who have suffered back and spinal cord injuries on account of the negligence of others. Our goal is to help them recover the compensation needed to begin moving forward with life.
If you or a loved one has suffered a Spinal Cord Injury contact Mark A. Hammer & Associates, Inc.
Spinal Cord Injury?
If you or someone you love was injured, resulting in damage to the spinal cord, the Atlanta spinal cord injury attorneys at Mark A. Hammer Inc., can help you fight for justice and compensation to cover the cost of medical bills, lost wages, and more. You can count upon us to recover the compensation you deserve.
Remember that spinal cord injuries require immediate medical attention. If you suspect that someone has a back or neck injury, it is important not to move him or her. Doing so may cause permanent paralysis and other serious complications. Instead, call 911 and keep the person still.