Spinal cord injuries often develop due to car accidents, gun violence, sporting events and various medical traumas and diseases. The Bronx borough of New York City often sees more than its share of this country’s 4.5 million annual car accidents that result in spinal cord injuries, broken bones and body lacerations.
Useful descriptions of spinal cord injuries (SCIs) and how they’re generally classified is set forth below – along with information about the physical paralysis that can follow. Further material is then set forth about the most common types of medical complications that SCI survivors must battle while undergoing rehabilitation and trying to heal. For more on this subject or to discuss a specific case, seek the counsel of an experienced Bronx spinal cord injury attorney with our injury team.
Complete and incomplete SCIs – and the two most basic forms of paralysis
The treating doctor and other healthcare workers will run tests to help determine the full extent of each patient’s neurological losses and the completeness of the injury.
Common medical complications that patients suffer due to their original SCI’s
Before reviewing some of these complications, it’s important to note that the central nervous system is made up of the spinal cord and the brain. When any major force crushes, fractures, dislocates or compresses some of the spinal cord vertebrae – sensitive messages can no longer be sent from the brain to the spinal cord to move different limbs. Furthermore, SCIs can take away sensations of pain, heat, cold and pressure.
Here’s a list of other complications that SCI patients must often battle on a regular basis and a Bronx spinal cord injury attorney can help with.
If you’ve suffered a serious spinal cord injury due to the negligence of another party, be sure to contact your Bronx spinal cord injury lawyers. We’ll meet with you to learn all about the facts of your case and then use our strong experience in this field to try and obtain the maximum damages available to compensate you for your many losses.
Our law firm handles truck accident matters throughout Bronx County including the neighborhoods of the South Bronx, Bedford Park, Belmont, Fordham, Kingsbridge, Marble Hill, Norwood, Riverdale, Spuyten Duyvil, University Heights, Woodlawn, Bathgate, East Tremont, Claremont, Concourse, Hunts Point, Highbridge, Longwood, Melrose, Morrisania, Mott Haven, The Hub, Tremont, West Farms, Allerton, Baychester, Bronxdale, City Island, Co-op City, Eastchester, Edenwald, Olinville, Morris Park, Pelham Gardens, Pelham Parkway, Van Nest, Williamsbridge, Bronx River, Castle Hill, Clason Point, Country Club, Harding Park, Parkchester, Pelham Bay, Soundview, Schuylerville, Throggs Neck, Unionport, and Westchester Square.