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SPINAL CORD INJURIES

When a person suffers a spinal cord injury, the person may face a life of disability and dependency. An active person can suddenly become an paralyzed or disabled in one way or another. When a person gets an injury as a result of an accident that cannot be treated by even the most advanced medical treatments.

'Catastrophic', refer to injuries which require significant medical treatment, and which usually have a long-term or permanent effect on an injured person's life. Injuries that are catastrophic have two outcomes, one is a permanent disability, significant suffering, and may substantially shorten an injured person's lifespan,. The other outcome with good medical attention, the injured person can make a good or excellent recovery.
 
A parent whose child suffers a brain or spinal cord injury may suddenly find that the child requires full-time care. A brain injury may cause a personality change, causing a spouse, parent or child to suddenly seem like a different person.

In addition to financial recovery on your behalf from the defendant, in some circumstances we can also assist you with obtaining financial government assistance.

Time is valuable, sometimes laws applicable to your case may change, one must take action before the statute of limitations, or a person, business or insurance company can file bankruptcy and it makes it difficult to extract money for your losses.  In addition to this, information may get harder to get or perhaps become unavailable. Do not hesitate to contact  Hollingsorth & Mumen

Real spinal injury cases

$14 million settlement recovered by a 26-year-old roofer in suffered a debilitating spinal injury when he fell without the protection of a falling harness. Although not paralyzed, the plaintiff lost his sexual functioning as well as bladder and bowel control.

Spinal and brain injuries recoveries can be very extensive. For example a during a little league game a ball player who was a teenager was left brain damaged after being struck by a line drive while he was playing in a youth baseball game will receive $14.5 million to settle his lawsuit against the bat manufacturer in 2008 Obviously these can be very costly mistakes and money that you or your loved one very well deserves.

Spinal injury during  labor and delivery of a baby was caused by a doctor’s failure to respond to fetal distress, causing severe brain damage, this verdict was 17 million.

  • It is estimated that the annual incidence of spinal cord injury (SCI), not including those who die at the scene of the accident, is approximately 40 cases per million population in the U. S. or approximately 12,000 new cases each year.
  • Annually, 15 to 40 new cases per million people

  • Alcohol has been found to play a major factor in 25% of spinal cord injuries.

 

Sources of compensation for spinal cord injuries
  • Employer
  • Insurance company
  • Manufacturer
  • Lost wages if you take time off form your job, sick leave or a vacation time to recover from injuries due to an accident, we may be able to get compensation for this time away from work.
  • Wrongful Death
  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Impairment of earning capacity
  • Life care expenses
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Loss of consortium (the services of an injured spouse)

  • Loss of assistance, protection
  • Punitive damages (if there was a deliberate disregard for the rights or safety of others)