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Spinal Cord Injuries - Lomax Law Firm

A spinal cord injury is one of the most serious and potentially devastating injuries anyone can endure. Damage to the spinal cord may result in partial or complete paralysis, and that paralysis may be temporary or permanent, depending on the severity of the injury. Spinal cord injury is caused by trauma instead of disease, and may have a wide range of results, from mild effects to what is called a “complete injury,” meaning total loss of function.

Spinal Cord Injury - Causes and Treatment

The spinal cord is made up of four major areas: the cervical region (neck), the thoracic region (chest), the lumbar region (lower back), and the sacral region (tailbone). When a spinal cord injury occurs, nerve function is impaired. This may cause weakness, pain, paralysis, or a loss of sensation below the area where the injury occurs. Injury to the lower spinal cord may also manifest itself through a loss of leg movement and sensation, while an injury in the neck area may impact the arms and chest muscles.

The spinal cord may be injured in any number of ways, including automobile accidents, falls, sports injuries, and violence. Researchers in the field of spinal cord injury are exploring treatments ranging from hypothermia to stem cells, but we are still waiting for breakthrough advancements in the treatment of spinal cord injuries.

Generally, spinal cord injury treatment begins with restraining the spine and controlling the inflammation in order to prevent further injury. Many spinal cord injury cases require extensive physical therapy and rehabilitation, especially in those cases where the injury has a profound effect on the patient’s daily life activities.

How the Right Lawyer Can Help

Accident lawyers specializing in spinal cord injuries are able to represent your legal rights in the case of a traumatic injury. You may be entitled to compensation or reparation for your injury, pain, suffering, as well as time and income lost from work and the inability to carry on your everyday life activities. Spinal cord injuries may also require weeks, months, or even a lifetime of support, and an accident lawyer can make sure that you and your family are fully protected under the law.

Finding an Accident and Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

It is important to contact a legal representative as soon as possible following a spinal cord injury to determine if you are eligible for compensation. This is especially true if the spinal cord injury was the result of negligence or carelessness on the part of someone else.

Rein Lomax brings nearly two decades of legal experience to the table, including cases involving spinal cord injuries. He is highly regarded by clients, the court system, and the legal community in London and throughout southwestern Ontario. He will make sure you receive the highest quality professional representation for your case, and is committed to making sure your rights and best interests are protected.

For your spinal cord injury case, contact the Lomax Law Firm at 100 Fullarton St., London, ON N6A 1K1 Canada, by calling (519) 488-6640.