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By arming yourself with this simplified guide to the spinal cord, and how the body is affected by an injury, you will be able to ask your doctor the right questions the first time.

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Injury Resources

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How Swope, Rodante P.A. Helps

  1. Our mission is focused on providing legal services solely for those who have been catastrophically injured.
  2. We keep our caseload small to ensure each client receives personalized, quality representation.
  3. We stand beside each client after cases are resolved, not only to help with challenges of living with a catastrophic injury, but to share in many of life’s great milestones as well.
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What Sets Swope, Rodante P.A. Apart

For more than 35 years, Swope, Rodante has worked with an emotional investment to improving the lives of thoses who have been impacted by spinal cord injuries. Leaders in the profession, the firm’s attorneys provide guidance and protection for its clients and have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars from some of the largest cases in the country. The firm’s accomplishments are driven by its clients’ successful outcomes and ensuring those who have been seriously injured receive the justice they deserve.

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Financial Help for Spinal Cord Injuries

Financial Resources

The devastating impact of a spinal cord injury often stretches beyond physical burdens to financial burdens as well. You may not have to bare the weight of these expenses alone. There are grants, support funds, and other free forms of compensation that will help you cover the costs of your injury.

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Spinal Cord Injuries Coping & Support

Coping & Support

Suffering a spinal cord injury can be a very isolating experience. Suddenly all of the things that you were certain about in life change. It’s important to know that you do not have to go through these changes alone. There are plenty of online and local resources to help you connect with patients and family members that are experiencing the same things.

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Frequently Asked Questions

[fa icon="plus-square"] What is a spinal cord injury?

The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves and tissues within the spinal vertebrae, which is responsible for sending communication between the brain and the rest of the body.The spinal cord, together with the brain, comprises the body’s central nervous system. An injury to the spinal cord severs this line of communication. And, depending upon the location and completeness, a spinal cord injury can lead to paralysis or even death.

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[fa icon="plus-square"] What options do I have for financial help?

There are a great deal of grants and financial aid options available to those who have suffered a spinal cord injury. In some instances, it is even possible to exercise legal action for financial support for the injured patient. Take a look at our “Financial Resources” section for details on how to receive financial support.

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[fa icon="plus-square"] What organizations help with a new injury?

There is a great deal of support for patients of spinal cord injuries and their families. Organizations such as the Christopher Reeves Foundation have been built entirely for this purpose. There are also a lot of online forums to connect with other patients suffering a similar fate. Check out our “Coping & Support” section for an extensive list of the names and websites for these resources.

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[fa icon="plus-square"] How do I know when I need to get legal help?

Legal actions for a spinal cord injury are most often the result of negligence by another or a faulty or dangerous product. The most common causes of legal cases are motor vehicles accidents and acts of violence. Give us a call at 877-336-7192 and one of our recovery coaches will walk through your case to assess your options.

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[fa icon="plus-square"] Is there a directory of rehabilitation facilities?

Whether you are in the middle of the city or out in the country, tracking down a specialized health care facility like a spinal cord rehabilitation center can be an arduous task. We have compiled a list of all of the rehabilitation facilities that specialize in spinal cord injuries so that you can find a location near you.

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[fa icon="plus-square"] What SCI technology advancements are there?

Though there is not currently a way to completely repair a spinal cord injury, researchers are working tirelessly to find a cure for paralysis. Many developments in areas such as stem cell research and robotics are getting us much closer.

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[fa icon="plus-square"] Do people with SCI ever get better?

The sooner a patient with a spinal cord injury receives treatment, the better the prognosis for the future. Much of the rehabilitation process is focused on stabilizing the patient to prevent further injury. While current technology for returning a patient to their former quality of life prior to the injury is limited, science is making a lot of progress. The lower down in the spine that the injury occurs, the more likely the patient will be able to function on their own going forward.

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[fa icon="plus-square"] What can you do to help?

If someone you love has recently suffered a spinal cord injury there is a lot that you can do to help. Your loved one will need specialized support that you can learn about from the medical professionals at the treatment facilities as well as your peers in online forums. Click here to order a free bracelet to show your support.

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