Missouri Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
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Spine injuries result from any type of damage to the spinal cord. This may be a blow or a severing. However, the spinal cord does not have to be cut or severed for it to become dysfunctional. In many cases, the cord remains intact but a loss of function still occurs due to its having been injured. The loss of function may be a loss of any sensation or mobility below the area where the injury occurred.
Obviously, spine injuries are extremely serious, requiring specialized medical care that may also include various types of therapy. These treatments may take months to years. The person may become permanently disabled. Obtaining financial compensation through a personal injury claim is crucial in cases where the injury has been caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of others.
At Price & Randle, our Missouri spinal cord injury lawyers have spent our entire careers fighting for rightful compensation for the injured. We have been nationally recognized for our excellence in this field by legal industry entities such as the Super Lawyers® list, The National Trial Lawyers, and more.
Spinal Cord Injuries & Consequences
Spinal cord injuries are generally either categorized as:
- Complete, where no sensation or voluntary movement exists below the area of injury (paralysis); or
- Incomplete, where some sensation or movement may be available in either one side or both sides of the body below the area of injury.
Loss of function in the spinal cord may lead to organ dysfunction related to specific parts of the spine. Thus, a spinal cord injury may cause an inability to breathe on one’s own, loss of bladder or bowel control, quadriplegia, paraplegia, inability to regulate blood pressure, and more.
Initially, a spinal cord injury results in swelling of the spine, which may take months to subside. Many people recover some function eventually. No cure for spinal cord damage currently exists; although, emergency medical treatment at the time of the injury can help to reduce spinal cord swelling.
Why You Need Price & Randle
Determining all of the expenses related to a spinal cord injury can be a complicated matter. Aside from your pain, suffering, and loss of income, you will need compensation for the long-term consequences of temporary or permanent disability and immobility.
Future medical needs, rehabilitation costs, medical equipment, handicapped-accessibility needs, and the potential for future complications will all need to be factored in. Our committed Missouri spinal cord injury lawyers have the knowledge, skills, and resources to handle all case factors as we negotiate or take your claim to court, seeking justice on your behalf.