Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries have life changes results. But the Denton Law Firm can help you recover.
Most spinal cord injuries are a result of a blunt force impact to the body. This impact causes the bones in your spine, known as the vertebrae, to break or shift. It is generally the job of the vertebrae to protect the spinal cord from injury as well as providing support for our bodies.
When the Vertebrae break or shift the spinal cord can be damaged. If the vertebrae only partial breaks or chips, then the spinal cord is typically not severed completely. This partial damage to the spinal cord can leave a person with some minor numbness up to partial paralysis. When this occurs, the injured person must undergo rehabilitation for an extended amount of time in order to relearn how to use the paralyzed body part and how to adapt to their new lifestyle.
When the vertebrae completely break or shift extremely, the spinal cord can be severed. If the spinal cord is severed, then the injured person is paralyzed from the location of the spinal injury down. People who are paralyzed in this manner generally do not ever regain control or function of the part of their body that is paralyzed. Instead they go through months of painful and difficult treatment in order to learn how to do everything in their life in a different way.
Many individuals who have a full severed spinal code suffer extreme residual pain for the rest of their life. Sometimes the pain is so severe, they are not able to hold down a job or contribute to their families and loved ones in the manner they had planned.
If you or a loved one have suffered a spinal cord injury, call the Denton Law Firm today to speak with a qualified trial attorney who will get you what you deserve. (918) 631-7181.