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Spinal Cord Injuries

Posted on May 13th, 2009 No Comments

The spinal column is a collection of bones, mainly vertebra, which encase the spinal cord, a collection of nerves that run from the brain to the entirety of the body. The spinal cord is responsible for the vast majority of all conscious movement within the body, and any injury to the spinal cord can cause life-long, devastating consequences.

Even the most minor spinal injury can result in a loss of sensation, bowel function or sexual function. More drastic spinal cord injuries can cause incomplete paralysis, paraplegia, quadriplegia, or even death.

If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, you should immediately contact a medical doctor. However, the next person you should get in touch with is an experienced Jacksonville spinal cord injury attorney. Spinal cord injuries are almost invariably extremely expensive, and can result in several hundreds of thousands worth of damages, from physical and cognitive therapy, medical bills, and prescription drug costs. Recouping these expenses can be extremely difficult without the help of a Jacksonville spinal cord injury lawyer.

Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are usually caused by traumatic injury such as:
-    Car accidents
-    Contact sports injuries
-    Assault or battery
-    Firearms
Occasionally, biological issues such as various tumors and cancers can compromise the spinal cord. Regardless of the reason, the results are almost always devastating.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has suffered from an injury to your spinal cord, immediately contact Jacksonville personal injury lawyer Don Guthrie at 904-296-1088, and we will evaluate your case.

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