For more than 30 years, the trial attorneys of Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP in San Francisco, California, have advocated for the rights of people suffering the effects of a spinal cord injury. During this time, we have witnessed in our clients the physical and psychological effects of a spinal cord injury. We understand that such injuries can be devastating both emotionally and financially.
While a victim’s financial health should not be of concern when recovering from a spinal cord injury, it is estimated that the length of stay in the hospital for acute care and initial rehabilitation is 95 days for quadriplegics and 67 days for paraplegics. Hospital bills for such care and treatment are often in excess of $100,000. And, even with medical insurance, victims are often required to pay a substantial percentage of these bills out of pocket.
More significant than the financial burden are the permanent and serious physical health threats faced by spinal cord injury victims. Because those suffering from paraplegia or quadriplegia experience loss of motor function and loss of sensation, this typically leads to confinement in a wheelchair or bed. Such confinement brings a host of additional complications such as an increased risk of pneumonia and infections from ulcers or bedsores. In fact, 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.
To ensure our clients receive the best nursing care to avoid ongoing medical complications, we work tirelessly to recover full and fair compensation from the parties responsible. We achieve this by retaining superior medical experts to ensure an accurate and thorough diagnosis, and working with life care planners to ensure the proper attendant and medical care in the future. In addition, 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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