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Car accidents and medical malpractice can each lead to a devastating consequence, spinal cord injury. This type of injury is so serious because it carries both immediate and long-term consequences. The party responsible for your injury needs to be held accountable, and you have a legal right to seek financial compensation for your medical costs, lost wages, and suffering.
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Effects and Symptoms of Spinal Cord Injuries
Since the spinal cord plays some role in the control of just about every bodily function, any damage to the spinal cord can cause a wide variety of problems. Numbness, lack of reflex function below the point of injury, or paralysis are common, as well as sensitivity to pain or stimuli, muscle spasms, or sexual dysfunction.
When a spinal injury occurs to the vertebrae higher up the column the loss of involuntary functions like breathing can occur. This type of injury can require the prolonged use of expensive medical equipment that will significantly increase medical expenses.
It’s not necessary for the spinal cord to be severed for these issues to arise. Even less traumatic injuries to the spinal cord can cause dysfunction of the bowel and bladder, low blood pressure, inability for the body to regulate blood pressure, and chronic pain.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
The most common type of spinal cord injury is compression, which is the result of pressure being inflicted to the spinal cord. Contusion of the spinal cord is also sadly common, and is when the spinal cord is bruised.
Two other forms of spinal injuries, central cord syndrome and lacerations, often occur from serious auto and truck accidents but can also result from medical malpractice during treatment or spinal surgery. Central cord syndrome involves specific damage that occurs to the corticospinal tracts located in the cervical region of the spine. A spinal cord laceration is the severing of nerve fibers and is always a serious injury.
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Our spinal cord injury attorneys are based out of Baltimore, but the Snyder Law Group, LLC, proudly represents clients suffering from spinal cord injuries throughout Maryland and the D.C. area. Whether your injury is because of medical malpractice or a serious injury, we are ready to help you receive the justice you deserve.