Ensuring Spinal Cord Victims Get The Help They Deserve
Empathetic Representation For Ohio Catastrophic Injury Victims
The number of people who suffer severe spinal cord injuries each year is staggering. The 2015 numbers from the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center show that about 12,500 people suffer a spinal cord injury each year. Well over a quarter million people in the U.S. live with some type of spinal cord injury. Nearly 80% of those who suffer a spinal cord injury are male. The average hospital stay for spinal cord injuries is 11 days plus 36 days in a rehabilitation unit.
Most people never make a full recovery. The Ohio catastrophic injury attorneys at Crandall & Pera Law have extensive experience helping victims with spinal cord injuries and their families. We know how physically trying and emotionally upsetting this condition can be. Our lawyers work to determine the cause of the accident and the full extent of the person’s current and likely future medical condition. We fight tirelessly to help victims get a full and just recovery. We serve clients throughout Ohio from our offices in Cincinnati, Chagrin Falls, Columbus, Cleveland, and Chesterland.
Spinal Cord Injury And Traumatic Medical Issues
The spinal cord is the rigid nerve bundle that is twisted up in the middle of the backbone. Damage to the spinal cord or any of the nerve endings can cause a permanent loss in bodily function below the injury site and yield changes in the victim’s strength and sensation. Most spinal cord injuries are categorized as complete or incomplete: complete means loss of all sensory and motor function movement, and incomplete allows for some sensation and activity. Severe spinal cord injuries are categorized as:
- Paralysis in the bottom half of the body.
- Paralysis in all four limbs. Another term for quadriplegia is tetraplegia.
Spinal cord injury symptoms, in addition to loss of sensation and movement, include:
- Inability to control your bowel or bladder
- Spasms or unusual reflex activity
- Sexual function changes
- Respiratory problems such as difficulty breathing and coughing
Causes Of Spinal Cord Injuries In Ohio
Many accidents and events can cause a spinal cord injury. Our Ohio spinal cord injury attorneys will work with investigators to determine the real cause. Some of the more common reasons these catastrophic injuries occur are:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents. These are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries.
- Falls from High Heights. This is the second leading cause of spinal cord injury.
- Pain Management Malpractice. Sometimes the treatment can be worse than the cure. Pain doctors often use epidural injections to manage pain. Just a slight error can cause a spinal cord injury, worsen a pre-existing injury or, in tragic cases, cause a stroke, paralysis, or even death.
- Medical Malpractice. Surgical errors and other forms of medical negligence can cause partial paralysis or total paralysis.
- Sporting Activities. The more physical contact in the sport, the more a spinal injury is likely.
The personal injury attorneys who work at Crandall & Pera Law will aggressively work to get patients the compensation they deserve. Every case is prepared for a trial, but we are fierce negotiators when a trial is neither right for nor preferable to our clients.
Fighting Relentlessly To Get Spinal Cord Injury Victims Just Compensation
Spinal cord injury clients and their families often have many questions. Crandall & Pera Law’s personal injury attorneys are here to answer those questions and guide you through each stage of the case so you can focus on just getting better. Please call our office at 877.86.8879 for an appointment or fill out our contact form. We have offices in Cleveland, Chagrin Falls, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Chesterland, Ohio.