Spinal cord injuries can occur due to a epidural hematoma during surgery back surgery. If not detected in a timely fashion the delay may cause paralysis, loss of bladder control, and need for 24/7 care. These injuries can impact the health and happiness of you and your families, and often require invasive and expensive therapies, home modifications, and adaptive technologies.
At SRB Hawaii Law, we understand how difficult it is to adapt following such a devastating injury. We also understand that the doctors, nurses, and others involved in your care are very seldom reckless. Injury, in many cases, is the result of a mistake or oversight, both of which must be highlighted to safeguard against their reoccurrence.
To schedule a complimentary case evaluation at our Honolulu office, please call SRB Hawaii Law at 1-855-SRB-1817(1-855-772-1817) today.
Types of Spinal Cord Injury
There are many types of spinal cord injuries (SCI). Some include:
- Incomplete SCI. This occurs when the spinal cord is torn or contused, but not severed
- Complete SCI. This occurs when the spinal cord is severed
- Cauda Equina. This occurs when the nerve roots are compressed which results in loss of lower extremity and bladder function.
While these injuries may result in the need for special therapies and temporary assistance, some are irreversible resulting in permanent disability.
Consequences of SCI
The consequences of SCI depend both on the type of injury and its location.
- Injury to the Cervical Spine may result in paralysis of the arms, hands, trunk, legs, and feet. This type of SCI may also cause difficulties breathing, an inability to speak, and a loss of bowel and bladder control
- Injury to the Thoracic Spine may result in paralysis of the legs and feet, loss of control over breathing muscles, and loss of control over bladder and bowel function
- Injury to the Lumbar Spine may cause a loss of leg and hip function, and an inability to control the bowels and bladder
- Injury to the Sacral Spine may result in a loss of some function in the hips and legs. It can also diminish bowel and bladder control and may impact sex organ functioning
If you have been injured due to a spinal cord injury it’s time to call SRB Hawaii Law to schedule your free case review. We can help you understand your rights and options, direct you towards resources in Hawaii, and help you secure the complete compensation your family is due.
Symptoms of Spinal Cord Injury in Infants
- General weakness
- Breathing difficulties
- Spasms/Abnormal reflexes
Depending on the location and type of your injury SCI may be treatable. Medical treatment may include immobilization; medications; surgical intervention; and physical, speech and occupational therapy. Recovery may be slow, often taking months or years, and a full realization of ability may be impossible – even when the SCI is incomplete.
The long-term consequences of SCI can be financially and emotionally burdensome. When these consequences are the result of medical negligence, you have the right to seek compensation to cover these damages. SRB Hawaii Law is here to help.
We also hope to work directly with doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies to seek early resolution and complete compensation for victims of malpractice. At the same time, we want to educate medical professionals and institutions on best practices, helping to ensure these tragic errors are not repeated.
Do you need help with a spinal cord injury claim? It’s time to call SRB Hawaii Law at 1-855-SRB-1817(1-855-772-1817) to schedule a complimentary case review. Located in Honolulu, we fight for families living throughout the region. Call us today for a cost-free consultation to learn more about your options and your rights.