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Spinal Cord Injuries

Friday, September 7, 2018

What Types of Spinal Cord Injuries Are Caused by Car Accidents?

Getting into a car accident can easily lead to serious injury. One of the most common injuries after an accident is damage to the spinal cord. About 38% of spinal cord injury cases come as a result of a car crash.


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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Spinal Cord Injuries - What You Need to Know About Symptoms, Treatments and Prognosis

A spinal cord injury can cause permanent and debilitating impairment for an accident victim. Depending on the severity of the spinal cord injury, the prognosis could be total and complete paralysis, partial paralysis, or a loss of sensation. Spinal cord injuries can be caused by motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, falls, medical malpractice, acts of violence, and non-traumatic (medical) causes.


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Friday, April 20, 2018

Top 5 Causes of Spinal Cord Injury or Paralysis


A spinal cord injury (SCI) can change a person’s life forever. Trauma to the cord can cause a variety of SCI injuries including bruising, damage to the nerves, dislocated vertebrae, fractures, and paralysis. The consequences of an SCI can result in substantial financial and personal losses.

Because most injuries to the spine are the result of trauma from an accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. Contact our Read more . . .


Monday, February 5, 2018

Understanding the Costs of Living With a Spinal Cord Injury


The World Health Organization defines spinal cord injury (SCI) as damage to the spinal cord as a result of trauma, disease or degeneration. According to data from the National Spinal Cord Injury Center (NSCIC), 12,500 people suffer SCI in the United States every year. That’s about 34 new cases every day. The leading causes of these injuries are vehicle crashes (38 percent), falls (30 percent), violent acts (14 percent), sports (9 percent) and medical surgeries (5 percent). 
Owing to the painful and debilitating nature of SCI, victims have to endure sky-high medical costs that can be a real burden.


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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Spinal Stenosis Caused by Car Accidents


Who is liable if I develop spinal stenosis after a car accident?

You may have never heard of the term “spinal stenosis,” but if you are injured in a car accident at some point in your life, you could be at risk of developing this painful condition. Spinal stenosis is a back condition caused by narrowing in your spine.  As the spaces in and around the spine narrow, it can put pressure on your nerves and spinal cord, leading to pain, numbness, or even paralysis.  

Spinal stenosis can have several causes.  At times, the condition is congenital or it may develop with age, but often it occurs due to trauma.
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Friday, December 15, 2017

Understanding Herniated Disc Injuries


Spinal cord injuries are not something you want to take lightly. Herniated discs are one of the most common spinal injuries. They affect the discs between the vertebrae of the spinal cord.

The spinal cord is made up of 24 vertebral bones that stack up from the neck all the way to the lower back. These bones protect spinal nerves and support the body’s frame.
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Saturday, May 27, 2017

What are the Top 5 Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries?

An off-duty Waco Fire Department officer suffered burns and a spinal cord injury on May 10, 2017 after an unfortunate accident. Garth Goodwin, 46, was conducting routine maintenance of a billboard near McGregor when he came into contact with power lines. He was electrocuted before falling 10 feet to the ground.

Goodwin lay helpless on the ground for at least an hour, unable to move, before someone heard his phone ring and found him below the billboard. He was immediately rushed to a nearby medical center for immediate medical care before being airlifted to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas for surgery.


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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Spinal Cord Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

What are the financial costs of a spinal cord injury?

Spinal cord injuries are some of the most serious injuries you may suffer in a car accident.  Your spine contains a vertebral column with 33 vertebrae, numerous ligaments, and the spinal cord. If your spinal cord is damaged, you could experience an array of serious symptoms, including paralysis, numbness, tingling, loss of mobility, and more.  The costs of a spinal cord injury can be tremendous, making it important for spinal cord injury victims to consult with a


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