San Francisco Spinal Cord Injuries Lawyers

Effects of a Spinal Cord Injury

Complications and Residual Problems of Serious Spinal Cord Injuries

The physical and psychological effects of a spinal cord injury are devastating, as well as expensive.

On average, the length of stay in the hospital for acute care and initial rehabilitation is 95 days for quadriplegics and 67 days for paraplegics. The average hospital bill for this care and treatment is $100,000, and insurance typically covers about half of this amount.

The immediate physical effects of a serious spinal cord injury, such as paraplegia or quadriplegia, are loss of motor function, and loss of sensation. Then there are the long-term effects.

Those who are confined to a wheelchair or bedridden have an increased risk of pneumonia and infections from ulcers or bedsores. These complications are the leading cause of death for victims of spinal cord injuries.

Personal attendants and regular nursing care can significantly reduce the risk of these complications, however this treatment can be extremely expensive. That is why it is important to recover full and fair compensation from the parties responsible for causing the spinal cord injury .

For more than 30 years, the personal injury attorneys at Abramson Smith Waldsmith, LLP, in San Francisco, California, have advocated for the rights of people suffering the effects of a spinal cord injury.

We work aggressively to hold the responsible parties accountable for quadriplegia, paraplegia and other effects of spinal cord injuries. To ensure you receive full and fair compensation, we bring medical and investigative experts to your case. We work with medical experts to ensure an accurate and thorough diagnosis, and with life care planners to ensure the proper attendant and medical care in the future. We use creative technology to effectively communicate your case to the insurance company or a jury in order to secure full and fair compensation for your losses.

We invite you to review examples of results we've achieved for past clients with back and spinal cord injuries.

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For more information or to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer about your back injury claim, contact Abramson Smith Waldsmith, LLP. Or call us at 415-421-7995 or toll free at 888-745-2988.