How Devastating and Life Altering can a Spinal Cord Injury Can Be?
Approximately 250,000 people in the United States are victims of spinal cord injuries. Sadly, young males make up about 82% of the devastating spinal cord injuries that occur each year. In fact, most spinal cord injuries occur in people under the age of 30.
When a baby is forming, one of the first things to develop is the vertebrae, also know as the spine or back bone. The vertebrae forms to protect the spinal column or nerves. The nerves that run up and down our backs are the super-highways of our bodies that allow important information to be transported throughout our bodies that controls our movements or functions. Any accident along one of those super-highways will halt the traffic, or the nerve signals, and that part of the body no longer works. Accidents to those super-highways are called spinal cord injuries.
Spinal cord injuries in Pennsylvania are catastrophic injuries that will significantly change an injured victim’s life and the lives of their family and loved ones forever. Injuries to the spinal column are often seen after a motor vehicle accident, roll-over accident, trauma, assault, aviation accident, fall, work injury, motorcycle accident, auto accident, diving accident, motorcycle accident, product defect, fall in a manhole, or a sports accident. Other causes of spinal cord injuries are hematomas or blood clots, masses or tumor growth, swelling, irritation, misplaced screws or hardware during back surgery, infections, or fractured bones that cut or injure the spinal nerves.
Any injury to the spinal column can cause paraplegia or quadriplegia, sensory deficits, paralysis, motor deficits, loss of bowel or bladder function, numbness, tingling, pain, sexual dysfunction, inability to regulate your blood pressure, inability to breathe on your own, infections, decubitus or pressure ulcers, additional accidents, depression, and financial hardship.
Not only do spinal cord injuries cause physical injuries, they also cause emotional damage, lost income and wages, expensive medical bills, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship, as well as other problems that you are left to take care of. Our experienced medical and legal teams understand everything you or a loved one is going through right now.
For the past 53 years, the Beasley personal injury law firm has successfully won medical malpractice, personal injury, and wrongful death cases with documented results. The Philadelphia Beasley Law Firm is a nationally recognized and well respected law firm that has awarded over $2 billion for their clients. In addition to our experienced attorneys, we also have on staff two physicians and three registered nurses, who have spent thousands of hours in emergency rooms or intensive care units caring for critically injured patients just like you or a loved one. Our collective knowledge assisted in obtaining two of the largest medical negligence verdicts in Pennsylvania history, $100 million and $55 million, as well as countless other multimillion dollar judgments and settlements.
If you or a loved one have been a victim of a spinal cord injury or wrongful death, please contact one of our experienced Philadelphia personal injury attorneys at (215) 866-2424. Please feel free to look at our track record of success and call us for free no obligation consultation. We promise that we will never take a fee unless we win your case.