Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury (SCI) occurs when a traumatic event results in damage to cells within the spinal cord or severs the nerve tracts that relay signals up and down the spinal cord.

The most common types of SCI include contusion (bruising of the spinal cord) and compression (caused by pressure on the spinal cord). Other types of injuries include lacerations (severing or tearing of some nerve fibers), and central cord syndrome (specific damage to the corticospinal tracts of the cervical region of the spinal cord).

Severe SCI often causes paralysis (loss of control over voluntary movement and muscles of the body) and loss of sensation and reflex function below the point of injury, including autonomic activity such as breathing and other activities such as bowel and bladder control. Other symptoms such as pain or sensitivity to stimuli, muscle spasms, and sexual dysfunction may develop over time.

SCI patients are also prone to develop secondary medical problems, such as bladder infections, lung infections, and bed sores.

Spinal cord injuries can be severe and life altering. Our experienced lawyers will discuss your situation and go over the options available to you.

If you or a loved one has been injured or has died due to a healthcare provider's mistakes, it is important to take action. Contact us online or call our office toll-free at 817-946-3263 for a free and confidential case evaluation over the phone. One of our attorneys will be happy to discuss your legal options with you, and you will never pay fees unless we successfully resolve your case.