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One of the most severe consequences of traumatic injury involves spinal cord injuries. These injuries usually result in the loss of mobility and can cause permanent physical, not to mention, emotional disabilities. Spinal cord injuries decrease the quality of life through chronic pain and loss of movement. Minor injuries affect daily living and major injuries can cause paralysis or even death.
Spinal cord injuries come in different levels including paraplegia (partial paralysis) and quadriplegia (full paralysis).
Spinal Cord Injury Effects
Spinal cord injuries have a long-lasting impact on every aspect of the victim's life. From doing simple every day activities to building relationships with others, the victim's daily life will forever be changed. So will the need for long-term medical care, changes in transportation, housing, and many other day-to-day activities that we take for granted. Sometimes, a nerve stimulator is required to enable the victim to return to their normal daily activities. Unfortunately, nerve stimulators are very expensive. Sometimes a fusion of two bones is required which is not only expensive, but has serious long-term consequences for the injured person.
Costs of Caring for Spinal Cord Injuries
Specialists, like life care planners, might be needed to calculate the long-term costs of your care and future lost wages if you've suffered from this type of injury.
Extensive medical care is necessary for recovery, even though a full recovery may not be possible. Spinal cord injury treatments can be very costly and in some cases, the victim may not be able to return to their occupation. A large concern for many victims is paying for future medical care. As a result, it's critical to hire experienced spinal cord injury lawyers.
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If you or a loved one has suffered from a spinal cord injury in Austin, then contact our experienced spinal cord injury lawyers to discuss your legal rights and recover the monetary compensation that you need and deserve. We understand what you need both for now and for the future. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can start helping you. Call (512) 246-9191 or fill in the form.