Spinal Cord Injury
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Spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs from the base of the brain through the spinal column. The slight damage in your spinal cord can cause severe impairment of body functions. The spinal column or backbone is made up of several vertebrae that protect the fragile spinal cord.

Although the bony vertebrae of the spinal column protect the spinal cord, it can still be injured with disastrous consequences. Almost 11,000 people in the U.S. sustain a traumatic spinal cord injury each year, resulting in temporary or permanent sensory deficit, motor deficit, or bowel or bladder dysfunction. In this country, nearly 200,000 people live with a spinal cord injury-related disability.

 

The disability associated with spinal cord injury varies greatly depending on the type and severity associated with spinal cord injury. The individual costs of a severe spinal cord injury may exceed $250,000 per year, placing an often overwhelming financial burden on these individuals and their families. For the nation, these costs add up to an estimated $10 billion per year for medical and supportive care alone.

 

If you or any of your loved ones have suffered spinal cord injury because of negligence or wrongful act of others, let us know. An expert from our panel of attorney will get in touch with you soon and help you getting adequate compensation.

 

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