Minor Trauma Can Damage Your Spinal Cord
A spinal cord injury occurs when delicate nerve tracts that run up and down the spine are damaged. Depending on the severity of the injury and the location of the spine it affects, a spinal cord injury can cause effects ranging from paralysis, weakness, numbness, difficulty breathing, loss of normal bowel and bladder control, spasticity, abnormal blood pressure, difficulty regulating temperature, and others.
Most importantly, most spinal cord injuries cannot be fully repaired. Recovery consists of learning how to live with an injury through physical therapy and other coping mechanisms. In addition, patients who have suffered a spinal cord injury are at higher risk for developing related health problems such as lung infections, bladder infections and bedsores.
When a physician or anesthesiologist needs to operate or involve the area surrounding the spinal cord in treatment, they have a responsibility to report the risks of the procedure to their patient and offer reasonable options. This is because, in these high-risk procedures, unfortunate accidents sometimes occur. The medical malpractice lawyers at The Lancione Law Firm have experience with all types of spinal cord injuries caused by medical negligence. The premier Ohio law firm for medical malpractice, The Lancione Law Firm has achieved hugely successful results for their clients through unsurpassed research, access to leading experts in the field of spinal cord injury, and their commitment to obtaining maximum compensation for each client.
When Your Life Is Changed By A Spinal Cord Injury, We Can Help
If you or a family member has been affected by a spinal cord injury that occurred while in the care of a medical professional, you may have concerns to discuss with an experienced attorney. The lawyers at The Lancione Law Firm welcomes you to contact them for a free initial consultation to discuss your situation. You may contact them online or call (440) 220-4439.