Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries change a person’s life. A spinal cord injury (SCI) can leads to either a partial or complete paralysis of the arms and /or legs. There are usually muscle spasms, pain, and bladder / bowel issues that arise. The extent of injury to the spinal cord relates to the degree of the impairments the person suffers. They can be considered “complete or incomplete”.
A complete spinal cord injury results in paralysis below the site of the injury. There is no feeling or voluntary movement, and both sides of the body are affected equally.
An incomplete spinal cord injury occurs when only part of the cord is damaged through a tear, spinal cord compression or other injury. There is likely feeling and voluntary movement.
The future cost of care for a person with a spinal cord injury can be considerable and we take that very seriously. Experts are needed for clients who have suffered a spinal cord injury and we make sure that they are included on the legal file.