Experienced Lumbar Disc Injury Lawyer
There are five (5) lumbar vertebrae located in the lower back. The nerves in this lumbar area relay signals to the low back, buttocks, and legs. A “complete” lumbar disc injury will result in paraplegia, the inability to move or have sensation in one’s legs.
An “incomplete” lumbar disc injury can result in loss of sensation and movement, or weakness and loss of agility. Therefore, in some cases, even those with an incomplete injury will find it helpful or necessary to use a walker or a wheelchair.
Other typical problems faced by persons with lumbar disc injuries include:
- Impotence/sexual difficulties
- Incontinence and/or bowel problems
- Pressures sores
- Blood clots
The Importance of Rehabilitation for Lumbar Spine Injury
There is a great deal that can be done for persons who have suffered paraplegia from injuries in the lumbar region. While treatment cannot reverse paralysis, physical therapy and occupational therapy can restore mobility and independence to a great degree. Some people can return to work or school. Adaptive equipment can be purchased — wheelchairs and adapted cars/vans. Changes can be made in the home to allow wheelchair accessibility.
Full and Fair Compensation for Victims of Lumbar Disc Injuries
Injuries to the lumbar region of the spine are most common in car and other motor vehicle accidents, as well as in sports injuries and falls. If your injury was caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another, you have a right to compensation for medical and rehabilitation costs, adaptive equipment, and accessibility improvements to your home.
The San Francisco personal injury attorneys at Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP, work closely with clients to ensure they receive accurate diagnoses and appropriate medical and rehabilitation treatment. Our decades of experience handling serious injury cases, including spinal cord injuries, and our access to medical and investigative experts, have resulted in a track record of successful results for past clients.