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Why spinal cord injuries can be so devastating

On Behalf of | Sep 21, 2021 | Personal Injury |

There are many different injuries that people in Georgia suffer throughout their lives. Some of the injuries are minor and people recover relatively quickly. Other types of injuries can have major effects on people’s lives for significant periods of time. Sometimes people will not only require immediate surgeries and emergency care, but will also require significant rehabilitation which can take months or even years. There are also times when people will never be able to recover and will be left with permanent injuries.

Effects of a spinal cord injury

One type of injury which can leave people with potentially life-long injuries is a spinal cord injury. The spinal cord is responsible for transmitting the signals from the brain to the various body parts. When the spinal cord is injured the messages from the brain do not get to the proper location. This can leave people paralyzed. Depending where the injury occurred on the spinal cord it can leave people paralyzed from the waist down or potentially can leave people paralyzed from the neck down.

In addition to paralysis, people with significant spinal cord injuries may experience trouble breathing, lose control of their bladders, have skin sores, coughs, fever, headaches, muscle cramps or spasms and other effects.

People who suffer these injuries may also experience financial hardships as a result as well. People may have significant medical bills and also may no longer be able to work. Spinal cord injuries can also occur in many different ways. One of the more common ways that people suffer these injuries is in car accidents though. While it will not heal the injuries, if other people caused the injury, people may be able to receive compensation for the financial hardships that they experience.

There are many people in Georgia with spinal cord injuries. These injuries can be devastating both physically and financially. Experienced attorneys understand the devastation they cause and may be able to help make one whole again.