What Are Spinal Cord Injuries?
A spinal cord injury is an injury to the cords that make up the spinal cord, which goes from the neck down to the waist, and they’re contained within the spinal columns. There can be an injury to the spine.
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There are essentially three levels of the spine: the cervical, the thoracic, and the lumbar. A spinal cord injury involves an injury to one or more of those levels of the spine. I have represented individuals that have sustained quadriplegia, which is an injury to the cervical spine that results in an inability to move all four limbs. I’ve also represented individuals with paraplegia, which is an injury to the thoracic or the lumbar spine that prevents an individual from moving their legs.
And so it’s important for an individual that has sustained a spinal cord injury to hire an attorney experienced in that field so the attorney is comfortable with the medicine and comfortable with the physicians involved in the treatment of the individual.