Spinal Cord Injury
Did you know that 84% of people who suffer spinal cord injuries in Canada are below the age of 34? A spinal cord injury disrupts the transportation of signals between the body and the brain. This can result in full or partial loss of sensation, motor control and paralysis of the limbs. A spinal cord injury can occur due to trauma or a blow on the spine after a car accident, a fall, sports injury, tumor, disease or violent acts.
Complications of spinal cord injuries
An injured spinal cord may create a series of complications. In the most severe cases, the injury leads to paralysis. The other well-known complications of spinal cord injuries include:
- Loss of sensation in the limbs
- Difficulty or loss of bowel and bladder control
- Tingling sensation in the legs and arms
- Nerve damage
- Problems sensing heat and cold
- Chronic pain
Spinal cord injuries are treated as medical emergencies because they can have severe long term effects on the victim. Treatments administered include surgery, medications, braces or traction that is used to stabilize the spinal cord and in some cases surgery is required. If a spinal cord injury occurs due to another person’s negligent actions, you may need to file a personal injury lawsuit. This is considered one of the most severe personal injury claims.
Injured parties can claim compensation for the following forms of damages:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Rehabilitation therapy
- Home aid
- Cost of mobility aids and assistive devices
- Transportation costs
- Other incurred expenses such as renovations to the victim’s home like adding stair-lifts and ramps
Spouses of victims of spinal cord injuries can also receive compensation for loss of care, guidance and companionship.
Your spinal cord injury lawyers in Ottawa
Spinal cord injuries can, in many circumstances, be catastrophic. We understand how spinal cord injuries create challenges for victims and their families. At Yegendorf LLP, we ensure you get full and fair compensation for the injury that resulted in constant pain and mobility issues. We are dedicated to helping you achieve a favorable outcome for your case.
We have more than 50 years of combined experience in personal injury claims. We work with medical specialists to obtain the required documentation in the personal injury claim. As experienced spinal cord injury lawyers in Ontario, we place special focus on an individual’s unique case to get compensation for their past, future and current expenses and losses.
We are here to help
Our experienced attorneys are here for you. You can reach us on call 613-237-5000 or 1-866-303-5118 for a consultation. You may also visit our offices in Ottawa, Toronto and the GTA and throughout Eastern Ontario.