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Category: Spinal Injuries

Spinal Cord Injuries in NYC: Causes, Types, And Damages

It is estimated that about 250,000 individuals currently live with spinal cord injuries in the United States. As many as 12,000 new spinal cord injuries occur every year. A spinal cord injury is a trauma that results in permanent damage to the spinal cord. In general, traumatic spinal injuries result from either penetration or non-penetration injuries.

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Is There a Cure For Spinal Cord Injury?

Each year, 17,500 people in the United States suffer from spinal cord injuries. This is 48 new injuries on a daily basis. Most of these people get injured in falls, auto accidents, sports-related accidents, and violence. Newly injured patients are generally aged 42.

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Spinal Cord Personal Injury Claims in NYC: A Short Guide

A spinal cord injury (SCI) can have disastrous consequences for the victim of an accident. Even in the best of circumstances, it involves learning to walk, move, and breathe again on your own. In many cases, a spinal cord injury proves to be a catastrophic one, with low survival rates. The victim could face countless lifelong challenges in the aftermath of this life-changing event, including inferior muscle tone and infections of the respiratory tract.

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Think You have a Claim? Allow us to Evaluate

Our personal injury lawyers have the knowledge and experience to help you determine the basis of your claims

Building a personal injury case can be tricky. The foundation upon which a case is built—the basis of your claims—is critical. It helps determine the nature of the evidence you need to gather, the stand you have to take in court, and guess the defenses. So it is imperative that you hire the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer who will analyze the details of the accident and determine the basis of your claims accurately.

We, at RMFW Law, have been practicing law in New York for over three generations. We have helped our clients receive millions of dollars in compensation by building and presenting fool-proof cases bolstered by irrefutable claims.

There are three common bases for building a personal injury case—negligence, intentional wrong, and strict liability.

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Broken Ribs and Spinal Injuries

Broken ribs and spinal injuries are two very different types of injuries, but they are two of the common elements of many kinds of personal injury cases. One of the major differences is that broken ribs are easier to assess and will typically manifest in consistent ways. Patients will know they have broken ribs because they will feel the localized pain associated with this injury. Spinal injuries can be much more abstract, however. Patients may not feel pain, although the underlying injury can lead to health conditions later on down the road.

Getting Quick and Impartial Medical Care

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Disk Degeneration and Accident Trauma

A major problem with accident cases involving spinal injuries concerns the process of differentiating traumatic injury from other types of gradual wear and tear on the body that can have similar symptoms, manifest in similar ways and exacerbate one another. Experienced injury lawyers know that there’s always the challenge of identifying a cause-and-effect chain with respect to spinal health conditions and they look closely at whether a traumatic impact had a significant influence on such conditions.

The Difficulty With Diagnosing Cervical Pain From Degeneration and Injury

Spine-Health.com provides some clues as to the difficulty of directly diagnosing and treating traumatic impact of the spine. The article first discusses how certain parts of the spine can be damaged and cause cervical pain after traumatic impact. It goes into detail about these injuries, but also provides this disclaimer: “A full review of cervical fractures is beyond the scope of this article.” The article also discusses another clue with respect to the relationship of traumatic impact of the spine and natural aging conditions, stating “It should be noted that trauma to cervical vertebrae occurs less often than cervical pain and other symptoms resulting from changes that occur with aging, such as the development of bone spurs in the neck and cervical osteoarthritis.” The article then goes on to describe bone spurs and symptoms.

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