According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) the annual incident of spinal cord injury (SCI) is approximately 12,000 new cases per year. Those at most risk are young adults with nearly half of all injuries occurring between 16 and 30 years of age. Regarding workplace injuries, more than half (57.1%) of those people with SCI admitted to a model system reported being employed at the time of their injury. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that about 200,000 people are currently living with SCI in the United States.
The Mayo Clinic states that spinal cord injuries result from damage to the vertebrae, ligaments, or disks of the spinal column or to the spinal cord itself. A traumatic spinal cord injury may stem from a sudden, traumatic blow to your spine that fractures, dislocates, crushes, or compresses one or more of your vertebrae. It also may result from a gunshot or knife woundthat penetrates and cuts your spinal cord. Additional damage usually occurs over days or weeks because of bleeding, swelling, inflammation, and fluid accumulation in and around your spinal cord.
Back injuries and spinal cord injuries often result in long-term pain, nerve damage, and paralysis. Spinal cord injuries often require major surgeries, on-going physical therapy, and long-term medical treatment. Many patients need to take pain medications and rely on wheel chairs or caregivers for the rest of their lives.
Spinal cord injuries are often the result of:
Spinal cord injuries are often traumatic, life-changing events. SCI’s can affect every aspect of a person life from mobility, work, social life and sense of independence. The SCI attorneys at Farmer Jaffe Weissing help clients seek justice when they have suffered catastrophic injures as a result of the negligence of another person or company.
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We have handled many personal injury, wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases involving spinal cord injuries, paralysis and paraplegia, and have achieved numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients including when the injury was due to the negligence of an individual, business or corporation. Our consultations with spinal cord injury clients are free. If we take your case, we are only paid fees and costs of suit if we succeed in winning a recovery for you. We advance the costs of your case, too, so there’s no cost to you of bringing your lawsuit or claim.
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