New York Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
Spinal cord injury survivors and their families face unimaginable expenses and losses. Although there is no cure for spinal cord injuries, there are treatments and therapies to restore as much function as possible and improve quality of life. And, extensive care is required when impairment is severe and to treat secondary conditions. One of the biggest mistakes made in spinal cord injury lawsuits is not asking for enough money to cover the lifetime costs. Our New York spinal cord injury lawyers have the knowledge and experience to make sure that does not happen to you and your family. Please call us today to learn more about how we can help.
Living with Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injury research is ongoing, and new treatments are constantly being developed. At this time there is no cure. The likelihood of regaining function is directly related to the severity of the injury. The impairments caused by spinal cord injury depend on where the spinal cord was injured. The higher the injury, the more of the body that is affected. Consequences of spinal cord injury include the direct effects and secondary conditions. Direct effects of spinal cord injury can include:
- Loss of autonomic functions including bowel control, bladder control, and breathing
- Loss of muscle control
- Loss of sensations and reflexes
- Poor coordination
- Muscle spasms
- Sexual dysfunction
- Chronic pain
Secondary conditions can include:
- Muscle atrophy
- Weight gain
- Lung infections
- Bladder infections
- Autonomic dysreflexia, or autonomic hyperreflexia
- Bed sores
Costs of Spinal Cord Injury
Our New York spinal cord injury attorneys have the knowledge and experience to demand enough compensation up-front so that your long-term costs are covered. We work with medical experts and other experts to calculate the life-time damages you can reasonably expect.
We understand that you need to be able to take advantage of the ground-breaking treatments which may become available in the near future. Treatments that could give you a chance of getting back to normal or much closer than what conventional treatments can accomplish. New therapies and treatments are typically not covered by health insurance, but full compensation for your injuries can help you afford the best treatment possible.
We also know that you need help. In many cases, family members act as caregivers. It takes a huge physical and emotional toll. Compensation for your injuries must provide for the help that your loved ones need in this capacity. You may need home health care and other types of help in the home, as well as a special vehicle that can accommodate a wheel chair.
These are just a few of the costs involved when you have suffered spinal cord injuries.
To learn more about spinal cord injury lawsuits and how we can help you get the full and fair compensation that you need and deserve, please call the New York motor spinal cord injury attorneys of Panzavecchia & Associates, PLLC at 888-LAW-2204 or submit an online questionnaire today.