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Spinal Cord Injury

spinal injury Car accidents, work related injuries, falls, assaults, and sports traumas are the leading causes of spinal injuries which affect over 10,000 people in the United States each year. Frekhtman & Associates represent victims of spinal cord injuries in New York, NY.

Spinal injuries are devastating because the victims have to deal with prolonged medical, physical therapy, and rehabilitation expenses, lost wages, and severe conscious pain and suffering.

The spinal cord is made up of nerves which transmit information between the brain and the rest of the human body. The spinal cord is covered by 33 circular bones called vertebrae which form the spinal column. Trauma to the spinal cord can fracture one or more vertebrae or dislocate one of the vertebrae moving it out of position and alignment. Trauma can also cause injury to the discs in between the vertebrae. Once spinal cord nerves are injured they do not grow back. Depending on the severity of the trauma, a spinal injury can include paralysis or loss of movement or loss of sensation.

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Types of Paralysis include:

Quadriplegia: loss of use and feeling in the body below the neck including loss of use and feeling in the bilateral arms and legs. (most severe form)

Paraplegia: usually caused by an injury below the neck leading to loss of feeling and use of the lower part of the body.

Other than loss of feeling and movement, an injury patients also suffer the following symptoms:

  • Use of a ventilator to assist with breathing
  • Involuntary body functions such as regulating body temperature and blood pressure may be impaired
  • Loss of bowel or urinary bladder control, and loss of sexual ability may also be impaired

Spinal injury patients may require assisted living facilities and in patient rehabilitation programs depending on the severity of the trauma. Because of the catastrophic nature of spinal injuries, it is important to retain an experienced and qualified spinal cord injury lawyer. The trial attorneys at Frekhtman & Associates have handled hundreds of spinal cord injury matters. Our firm works with the best experts including:

  • Medical doctors to prove the spinal injury including neuro surgeons and orthopedic spinal surgeons
  • Economic experts to prove past and future lost wages, salary increases, union or other benefits, retirement benefits, fringe benefits, value of household services, and other economic damages
  • Vocational rehabilitation experts to explain why a patient cannot work in a different profession or vocation
  • Life care planning experts to devise a plan for the care of the patient for the remainder of his or her life which may include 24 hour rehabilitation, physical therapy, medical visits, prescription medications, future surgery, and or other factors and considerations. A claim can be made for past and future medical and other life care planning costs which the patient or his family will have to pay because of the accident.

All of the above experts together with our client’s family will explain the devastating impact the spinal cord injury had on his or her life.

If you or a loved one suffered spinal injuries, contact Frekhtman & Associates for a free consultation to discuss your potential case. We never charge our clients any fee or upfront cost. Our legal fee is computed as a percentage of the final amount we recover for our client at the end of the legal case.

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