Our Michigan spinal cord injury lawyers represent clients who have suffered spinal cord injuries in all types of accident, injury, and medical malpractice cases. These include Michigan auto accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents and from all other types of trauma. Other cases include falls from scaffolds and even diving injuries into swimming pools and lakes. Our spinal cord injury attorneys fully understand the causes and treatments for life-altering injuries.
A spinal cord injury can also be the result of medical malpractice. An example would be an injury caused during a surgical procedure or the failure to treat a post-operative complication, like an epidural abscess. The delay in diagnosis and treatment of these conditions can cause permanent damage to the spinal cord.
What Is A Spinal Cord Injury
A spinal cord injury usually begins with a sudden, traumatic blow to the spine that fractures or dislocates vertebrae. The damage begins at the moment of injury when displaced bone fragments, disc material, or ligaments bruise or tear into spinal cord tissue. Most injuries to the spinal cord don't completely sever it. Instead, an injury is more likely to cause fractures and compression of the vertebrae, which then crush and destroy the axons, extensions of nerve cells that carry signals up and down the spinal cord between the brain and the rest of the body.
Michigan Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
An injury to the spinal cord can damage a few, many, or almost all of these axons. Some injuries will allow almost complete recovery. Others will result in complete paralysis. Improved emergency care for people with spinal cord injuries and aggressive treatment and rehabilitation can minimize damage to the nervous system and even restore limited abilities.
Respiratory complications are often an indication of the severity of spinal cord injury. About one-third of those with injury to the neck area will need help with breathing and require respiratory support. The steroid drug methylprednisolone appears to reduce the damage to nerve cells if it is given within the first 8 hours after injury.
Michigan Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation and Support Groups
People who survive a spinal cord injury will most likely have medical complications such as chronic pain and bladder and bowel dysfunction, along with an increased susceptibility to respiratory and heart problems. Successful recovery depends upon how well these chronic conditions are handled day to day. There are many great organizations and support groups for spinal cord injury patients. These include national organizations and local Michigan support groups. Patients with new injuries and their families should look to these groups for support, resources for treatment, and counseling.
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Statute of Limitations For A Michigan Spinal Cord Injury Case
There are strict time limitations for filing personal injury claims in Michigan. If you miss a deadline, your claim will be lost forever. To avoid this severe consequence, you should contact the Michigan spinal cord injury lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately. Our personal injury attorneys will start working on your case immediately, gathering the evidence and reviewing your medical records to prove and win your case.
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Our legal team includes the most successful spinal cord injury attorneys in Michigan. Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. and our lawyers have won the top awards in the legal profession, including:
- U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms
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- Named Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Michigan
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