Our spinal cord is the primary pathway for the sharing of information between our peripheral nervous system and our brain. This sharing of information allows us to carry out daily functions, such as breathing, speaking, and movement, without a moment’s thought.
Spinal cord injuries can be among the most devastating and debilitating of injuries. A spinal cord injury can result in
- Partial or permanent paralysis;
- Loss of sensation (ability to feel heat, cold and touch);
- Neurogenic bowel and bladder issues;
- Exaggerated reflexes or spasms;
- Increased and lasting pain.
Spinal cord injuries can occur when an area of the spine is bent or compressed such as in a motor vehicle accident, a slip and fall, while playing sports, on a trampoline, by violent act or by some other injurious event. They can also be caused by a delayed or failure to diagnose and properly treat a disorders involving the spine, including cauda equina syndrome, cervical myelopathy or a herniated disc that compresses the spinal cord.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a spinal cord injury, contact Wagners to discuss your legal options.