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Spinal Cord Injury

New York Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Explains Complete and Incomplete Severity Levels

Car accidents, workplace injuries, and trip and fall accidents are just some of the ways that a severe spinal cord injury may occur. While injuries vary widely, they can be classified as either complete or incomplete. A complete spinal cord injury is one that causes total loss of function at and below the original point of injury. Complete spinal cord injuries are further divided into complete paraplegia and complete tetraplegia. In the first type, the injured person permanently loses all motor function below the T1 vertebrae. This includes loss of sensation in the legs, bladder, bowel, and sexual organs. The person...

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Hospital Sends Bronx, NY Man Home with Bullet Lodged In Neck

  A shooting victim said that NYC hospital sent him home prematurely with a live bullet still lodged in his neck and instructed him to come back 4 days later to get it removed. Ricardo Acevedo was hit with a bullet while replacing a security camera outside a Bronx convenience store. Investigators believe the shots were fired by a youth aiming for someone else. Although doctors at St. Barnabas Hospital treated the wound he was asked to go to an affiliated clinic on Monday to get the bullet removed. Bullets also injured two teenage girls. Police haven't made any arrests in the case so...

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New York Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

Approximately 11,000 people sustain a spinal cord injury every year in America. One of the main causes is trauma such as a sudden impact to the spine that results in a fracture, herniated disc, or other spinal injury. Car accidents cause the greatest percentage of spinal cord injuries - nearly 50% of all spinal cord injuries are as a result of automobile, truck, bus, or motorcycle accidents.  Falls including falls from a height, slip or trip and fall incidents, and other premises type accidents account for 23% of spinal cord injuries. If a spinal cord injury was caused due to...

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