Spinal Cord & Brain Injury

 

Spinal Cord

 
The National Institute of Health states there are approximately 12,000 victims of spinal cord injuries each year. Sometimes the injury leads to chronic pain; in others, it leads to paralysis. Here at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman we fight for what you deserve in and out of the courtroom to get the compensation and care you need.

Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries:
 
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Accidents at work
  • Violent acts
 
  • Falls
  • Sports injuries
  • Natural disasters
 
 
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Certain types of injuries could lead to the permanent paralysis of the lower body, and quadriplegia, the permanent paralysis of the upper and lower body:

  • Contusion. This is the result of a direct blow to the spinal cord, causing swelling and excess pressure that damages the spinal column and nerves.
  • Compression. When the spinal cord compresses in a violent manner, as in an auto accident, the resulting swelling and excess pressure can damage the spinal column and nerves.
  • Direct injury. This occurs when bone or metal cuts the spinal cord, leading to damaged nerves.
 
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Brain Injury

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 2 million Americans suffer from a brain injury each year. The most common causes of a traumatic brain injury are:
 
  • Motor vehicle accidents or traffic accidents
  • Falls
 
  • Being struck by an object
  • Assaults
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Long Term Impact of head and brain injuries:
  • Difficulty with memory. Amnesia is a common side effect of head trauma, though not all victims suffer severe memory loss. Aphasia, the inability to remember words, may also occur.
  • Difficulty with language. A severe head injury could result in stroke-like symptoms, when it comes to communication. You may forget the names of common objects.
  • Difficulty controlling emotions. In some cases, a severe blow to the head leads to changes in personality. Odd behavior could be a sign of a TBI.