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Spinal cord injuries often require expensive, lifelong care

A spinal cord injury is defined as damage to any part of the spinal cord that results either from diseases like cancer or from trauma caused in accidents such as car crashes. While spinal cord injuries vary depending on the severity of the accident, they come with a variety of unpleasant symptoms. These injuries are typically permanent, and affect the injured and their families for the rest of their lives.

Symptoms can include anything from partial loss of motor control and sensory functions all the way up to loss of bladder and bowl control. They sometimes even go so far as to affect the biological systems in charge of regulating blood pressure, breathing and heart rate. Sadly, even for those Indiana individuals lucky enough to survive a spinal cord injury - which is certainly not always the case - many of experience chronic pain.

Some of the leading causes of spinal cord injury are motor vehicle crashes and falls. However, a notable percentage are due to work-related injury. After accidents occur, mortality risk from a spinal cord injury decreases in relation to quality medical care provided in a timely manner. Receiving medical care as soon as an injury occurs is extremely important. The longer you wait to seek care may impact your case if the injury is due to someone elses negligence. Furthermore, there are a number of secondary conditions that may develop in relation to spinal cord injuries including osteoporosis, respiratory complications, deep vein thrombosis and more. Many of these health issues can potentially be life threatening without the proper treatment.

Even with access to high-quality medical care - which can help prevent some of these complications - necessary ongoing medical treatment is often needed for the rest of the victim's life. With such high medical costs, it can be difficult for families to get their injured loved ones the care they need. In such cases, suffering individuals and their families can be assisted an Indiana personal injury attorney in the Greater Indianapolis area who is experienced in navigating cases involving spinal cord injuries that resulted from another's fault or negligence.

The attorneys at Tabor Law Firm are here to help you in what is most likely the most difficult time in your life. Contact Tabor Law Firm today for a free consultation. 

Source: mayoclinic.org, "Spinal cord injury," Mayo Clinic Staff, accessed Aug. 5, 2017

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