The Consequences of a Spinal Cord Injury

The spine is a feature of human anatomy that plays one of the most significant parts in contributing to our overall appearance. Without the strong column of support provided by the vertebrae it would be impossible to walk and remain upright. As essential as the bones, tissues, and muscles associated with the spine are to our figure, so too is the spinal cord essential to our ability to feel, move, and otherwise engage in the physical activities that are required for independent survival. Spinal cord injuries can take away a person’s mobility and self-esteem in an instant.

Depending upon the circumstances that led to the spinal cord injury that has affected you or your loved one, it may be possible to pursue a legal action against the parties whose negligence or recklessness resulted in injury. Contact the Phoenix personal injury lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C., at 800-763-0964 to discuss your case with a skilled and experienced attorney.

The Effects of a Spinal Cord Injury

The spinal cord is the primary medium through which communication takes place between the brain and the nerve endings throughout the body. When the spinal cord is injured, this process is compromised and proper communication is simply unable to take place. In general, the higher up on the spine the injury occurs, the more severe the impact on a person’s physical function. The effects of a spinal cord injury may include:

  • Quadriplegia (total paralysis of all four limbs)
  • Paraplegia (paralysis of two limbs)
  • Loss of bowel and bladder control
  • Compromised control of the legs
  • Compromised control of the arms and torso
  • Loss of sensation
  • Inability to breathe independently

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The medical expenses and other effects of a spinal cord injury are bound to be extensive, and a legal action may be the only way to gain the financial resources that you need to address them. Contact the Phoenix spinal cord injury lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C., at 800-763-0964.

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