The Spinal Cord Information Network determined there are about 11,000 cases of spinal cord injuries happening every year in the United States. Injury in the spinal cord is one of the most dangerous threats to an individual’s life depending on the location and completeness of the injury.
Those who participate in high-impact sports are the most likely to suffer from cervical fractures (a broken neck). In the US, “the overall incidence of cervical spine fracture without spinal cord injury is 3.0%.” There are a number of health complications that can follow an injury to the neck, and those who are able to walk again after it occurs are very lucky.
If you have been harmed in an accident involving a truck, when it comes to determining who is responsible, you will need to provide an appropriate amount of relevant evidence. Truck drivers working for commercial companies are required to keep a log for every trip they make, which can be extremely helpful for your case.
Everyday, 8 people are killed in the United States because of car a accident caused by distracted driving. More and more lawsuits are being drawn up based on the damage and injuries that have happened as a result. Distracted driving is exactly what it sounds like. It is when people drive while doing something else at the same time that takes their attention away from the road.
Following a spinal cord injury, patients are often left with an uphill battle to reclaim their life from the ravaging their body has endured. The loss of functioning and sensation that typically results from such a devastating incident may make it impossible for many patients to completely recover.
Yet, all the time we are hearing inspirational stories of strong-willed individuals who have seen dramatic improvement as well as promising medical breakthroughs that bode well for the future research and treatment of spinal cord injuries. However, even for those who have the access and determination to find their way back, there’s still one major obstacle standing in the way of those affected by severe spinal cord damage: the overwhelming medical expenses.
A personal injury lawsuit may seem like a scenario that you will never have to face, but the fact that 250,000 people are dealing with a spinal cord injury -- many of which led to subsequent litigation -- puts it into perspective a bit. Anyone can find themselves in the unfortunate situation of seeking relief for some horrific incident caused at least in part by outside forces, especially when one considers that the vast majority of spinal cord injuries are caused by vehicular accidents. Car accidents account for more than 33 percent of these cases, and when it comes time to determine grounds for a lawsuit, one point that will likely be leveraged by the opposing side is whether a seat belt was securely fastened when the accident occurred.
Ever since Nick Fairall was 6 years old, he dreamed of being catapulted into the air and soaring through the sky like an eagle. There is no denying that every little kid wishes they can fly, but eventually they learn to accept the reality of gravity; the realization that feet were meant to remain on the ground.
Are all spinal cord injuries expensive? The most basic answer to this complex question is that it depends on several factors. Spinal cord injury expenses are based on the injury in question, when it was diagnosed, how severe the initial injury was, whether or not complications have resulted from the injury since it occurred, and so on. To help you better understand spinal cord injury expenses, let's break this subject down a little further.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a blow, bump, jolt, or some other injury to the head leads to damage of the brain. Each year, millions of people in the United States suffer from traumatic brain injuries according to the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders.
Few injuries are quite as devastating as those to one’s spinal cord. While the severity of such an incident varies greatly based on the amount of spinal cord nerve damage, the sad reality is that the physical and emotional repercussions can often last a lifetime. In addition, the medical costs necessary to kickstart the rehabilitation process can often cripple a family’s finances, causing undue strife for not only the patient in question but for his or her loved ones as well.
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