Spinal cord injuries can have life-changing consequences for victims. If you have suffered spinal cord injury through the negligence or wrongdoing of another, contact The Fang Law Firm in Denver. Our experienced Denver spinal cord injury lawyers can assist you in holding responsible parties accountable and pursuing compensation for your losses.
The spinal cord is the cylindrical bundle of nerve fibers and tissue enclosed in the spine. It connects nearly every part of the body to the brain, with which it forms the central nervous system.
Damage to any part of the spinal cord can cause loss of strength, sensation, and body functions below the site of the injury. Spinal cord injury can be complete or incomplete.
The lowest normal part of the spinal cord is called the neurological level of the injury. Depending on the location of the injury on the spinal cord, paralysis may be referred to as:
Spinal cord injuries are caused by damage to the vertebrae, disks, or ligaments of the spine, or to the spinal cord itself. Traumatic spinal cord injury can occur with a traumatic blow to the spine that crushes, compresses, fractures, or dislocates one or more vertebrae. It may also be caused by a penetrating injury, such as a gunshot or knife wound. Bleeding, swelling, inflammation, and accumulated fluid in and around the spinal cord usually cause additional damage for days or weeks following the injury.
As stated by the Mayo Clinic, the most common causes of spinal cord injury in the U.S. are:
Our Denver spinal cord injury attorneys know damages are high in spinal cord cases. It is essential to hold responsible parties accountable and recover the compensation you deserve. If you have suffered spinal cord injury, contact The Fang Law Firm in Denver today.