Spinal Cord Injuries
Monterey Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
Individuals that have suffered a spinal cord injury due to the fault of another should consult a skilled attorney to evaluate their claims. Spinal cord injuries are significant and can be extremely debilitating because of the important role the spinal cord plays within the central nervous system. The spinal cord is the primary channel from which the brain sends and transmits messages to the rest of the body. Once an individual suffers any type of spinal cord injury it is not uncommon for that injury to affect other areas of the body and basic body function. Spinal cord injuries can be extremely painful due to the neurological networks comprising the spinal cord. Moreover, significant spinal cord injuries are usually permanent. Although individuals may learn to cope with a spinal cord injury over time, that individual will be exposed to repeated pain in normal daily activities which commonly results in guarded movements when performing tasks that were once commonplace. Individuals with spinal cord injuries are further challenged because the spinal cord is associated with nearly all activities and movement. These individuals frequently experience pain when resting or seated. Even simple tasks such as tying your shoes, washing your feet in the shower, lifting your groceries or sitting up from a lying position can become unbearable.
Individuals who suffer significant spinal cord injuries usually go to great lengths in an attempt to return to a state of normal functioning. It is not uncommon for these injured individuals to take substantial doses of pain medication which compromises their natural moods and mental functioning. It is also common for individuals with spinal cord injuries to receive injections to manage pain and resort to surgeries with serious risks and side-effects to alleviate the pain associated with these injuries.
Spinal cord injuries can occur in a variety of ways. Unlike other injuries that may only be caused by a specific force or trauma, spinal cord injuries can occur from wrenching, twisting, compressing, compacting, extending, impinging or severing the spinal cord, among other things. As a result, it is not uncommon for spinal cord injuries to develop from a variety of circumstances. Spinal cord injuries may develop in individuals who have suffered a rear end accident, who have slipped and fallen while on an improperly maintained premises, or who have made an abrupt movement to avoid a collision.
Whether an individual has suffered a mild disc protrusion or a severe spinal injury resulting in loss of movement or sensation, the attorneys at the Piccuta Law Group, LLP are available to discuss your case. Individuals who are suffering from any of the following spinal cord injury symptoms, due to the fault of another, should contact the Piccuta law Group, LLP today.
- Guarded Movements
- Tingling or radiating sensations in the extremities
- Inability to control regulatory functioning
- Inability to control bowel or bladder movements
- Loss of function in sexual organs.