Baltimore Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
Ken C. GauveyPersonal Injury Attorney
The spine and spinal cord is an extraordinarily complex machine. The spine, which is also known as the spinal column, is made up of twenty-four bony vertebrae as well as the coccyx and sacrum. In between each of the vertebrae is a disc. The discs act as cushions and shock-absorbers between the vertebrae but are flexible enough to allow the back to bend and move. The spine and its discs protect the spinal cord, which carries nerve signals throughout the body.
An injury to the bony vertebrae or to the intervertebral discs can be extremely painful and devastating because it can drastically affect your ability to engage in activities of daily life. Further, certain injuries to the spine may threaten the spinal cord, which, if significantly injured, may cause paralysis. Spinal injuries are a special kind of physical injury and they require experienced, knowledgeable and consistent medical management.
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Needless to say, this kind of medical treatment is expensive. Injuries to the back and spine often require surgery and various other kinds of intervention and monitoring. People with serious spinal injuries can expect to receive repeated MRIs, CT Scans, physical therapy, and other forms of treatment. Some of these therapies may be covered by health insurance and others may not. Furthermore, the prognosis for full and complete recovery from an injury to the spine is not always good. Once the spine or the spinal cord has been injured it may never return to pre-accident health and functionality. It may not be possible to return to work after such an injury or to return to the same employment held before the accident.
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury to the spine or the spinal cord due to someone else’s negligence, experienced, compassionate legal representation is a must. The Law Practice of Ken C. Garvey has a wealth of experience handling these kinds of cases. We will work closely with you to determine your rights and to pursue all causes of action which are available to you.