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Spinal Cord injuries

Posted by attorney Mitchell Sexner

One of the most devastating injuries a person can suffer is a serious spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injuries often occur when a traumatic event causes damage to the cells in the spinal cord or when the nerve tracts are severed that relay signals within the spinal cord. Most commonly, cord injuries include contusions (a bruising of the spinal cord), compressions (pressure put on the spinal cord), lacerations (nerve fibers which are severed or torn), and central cord syndrome (damage to the corticospinal tracts in the cervical region of the spinal cord).

Spinal cord injuries may occur for many reasons, including:

  • Extreme twisting
  • Workplace accidents
  • Electric shocks
  • Diving accidents
  • Bullet or stab wounds
  • Sports injuries

Experienced spinal cord injury attorneys represent clients with a wide range of spinal cord injuries to the spine and neck, as well as their associated complications, which include:

  • crushed vertebra
  • quadriplegia
  • nerve damage
  • paraplegia
  • spinal cord tissue tears
  • spasticity
  • breakdown of the skin
  • spinal stenosis
  • pressure ulcers & bed sores
  • heterotopic ossification
  • bruised ligaments

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