In many situations, recovering from a spinal cord injury can be life-altering. Depending on the severity of the injury, it could result in long-term damage – even permanent damage.
Following such an injury, it’s easy to feel helpless. As such, it’s imperative to seek help from a skilled lawyer who can help you navigate the waters of a spinal injury case.
The spinal cord consists of bundles of nerves that form pathways between the brain and the rest of the body. This means that spinal damage could lead to neurological damage, and even paralysis. The repercussions of a spinal cord injury could seriously impact the quality of your life, and your ability to live out day-to-day tasks. You may not be able to return to work. You may lose a significant amount of mobility, which could impede your ability to walk, perform work duties, and return to the activities and hobbies you love.
Spinal injuries can be caused in a variety of ways; slip and fall accidents, motor vehicle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and more. Depending on how you sustained the injury, you may have access to accident benefits; in the situation that the accident occurred due to the actions or negligence of another party, you can choose to pursue a tort claim.
Generally, surgery is the answer after a major spinal injury. If surgery is not an option, there are different types of treatments a medical professional may prescribe, like physiotherapy or chiropractic treatment. Accessing treatment not covered by OHIP often requires legal support and guidance – building a sound medical file and following up on medical updates is crucial during these types of cases. A skilled lawyer can help you access the treatment and compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a spinal cord injury, the best course of action is to seek legal counsel immediately.
Spinal decompression surgery is a procedure performed to alleviate pain caused by pinched nerves. This could include a microdiscectomy, which helps alleviate pain from a lumbar herniated disk, or a lumbar laminectomy, which is performed to treat pain from lumbar spinal stenosis.
Spine stabilization - better known as dynamic lumbar spine stabilization surgery - involves the installation of hardware and bone grafts to fuse segments of the spine. This bone-like material is effective for treating spinal stenosis and relieving pain and pressure on the nerves in the low back.
Assisted devices may be needed after a spinal cord injury. This can include communication devices for neurological damage, as well as devices to aid mobility function, in the event of paralysis.
Following a spinal cord injury, a patient may need physical therapy, occupational therapy, as well as counseling for emotional support.
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Your spinal injury claim may include a range of possible legal issues that require a personalized approach. Although this is not an exhaustive list, we may require the following documents: