Spinal cord injuries can happen to any of us in a variety of ways. Car accidents, injuries suffered during a workplace accident and even errors made during surgery can all result in victims suffering damage to their spinal cords. In fact, it’s estimated that tens of thousands of people each year suffer some form of paralysis as a result of spinal cord injuries.
In a previous blog post, we touched upon some of the psychological problems many spinal cord injury victims suffer after their accidents. Many spinal cord injury victims experience a significant diminishment in their abilities to move around or complete ordinary tasks for themselves. Adjusting to these life-altering circumstances sometimes leaves victims feeling extremely depressed and hopeless.
If you have experienced a spinal cord injury, you should know that medical science is scrambling to find ways to help victims just like you. In a typical spinal cord injury, a person will experience a crushing or severing of his or her spinal cord, which blocks communication between their brains and the rest of their bodies. Most of this damage is done to the long axons of spinal cord nerve cells. Doctors are now looking into drugs and other therapies geared towards helping those axons regenerate.
Additionally, there are now physical therapies that are designed to strengthen muscles and increase mobility in patients suffering with paralysis. Some of these therapies include getting spinal injury victims strong enough so that they can use wheelchairs and other assistance devices. The important thing to remember is not to give up hope.
If your spinal cord injuries were caused by a preventable accident, you may not have to bear the costs of your medical expenses alone. Based in Miami, our law firm represents personal injury clients in the greater Miami-Dade area and throughout South Florida. We operate on a contingency fee basis. That means that if we decide to take your case, you will not pay any fees unless you recover money for your injuries.