There are two types of spinal cord injury: complete and incomplete. Depending on the type of spinal cord injury you sustain, you may face a permanent loss of function or a temporary interruption of ability, but both are catastrophic injuries that can have far-reaching consequences on every aspect of your life.
If your spinal cord injury was the result of someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to hold them accountable and seek compensation for all of your damages. Please call 203-878-1254 or contact Penner Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation with one of our Connecticut spinal cord injury attorneys.
Effects of Spinal Cord Injury
The parts of your body affected by your spinal cord injury will be dependent on both the type of injury and its location. Damages to the spine may result in issues including:
- Paraplegia or quadriplegia
- Limited control of hands, arms, or legs
- Tingling or burning sensations throughout the body
- Respiratory difficulties including inability to regulate breathing
- Loss of abdominal muscle control
- Loss of bowel or bladder control
- Sexual dysfunction
Spinal cord injuries may also result in autonomic dysreflexia, a potentially life-threatening complication that may be indicated by a sudden onset of throbbing headaches, nasal stuffiness, cognitive impairments, and increased anxiety.
Treatment and Expenses
Treating spinal cord injuries may require surgical intervention, traction, medications, and long-term rehabilitation, but permanent losses of ability are common with even incomplete injuries. These consequences often result in additional damages you can recover, including:
- medical expenses
- lost wages
- increased emotional duress
All of these must be taken into account when seeking compensation. Our Connecticut spinal cord injury lawyers would be happy to meet with you for free to assess your case and discuss the best way to get the compensation you are due.
To schedule a free consultation with one of our Connecticut spinal cord injury attorneys, please contact us today. We have offices in Milford, Branford, Greenwich, Norwalk, and Hartford.