Spinal Cord Injuries are Not Always Permanent
There is good news for spinal cord injury victims in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm, Beach, and throughout the state of Florida. Researchers at Tufts Medical Center have confirmed that the majority of spinal cord injuries are not permanent and victims can regain some of their mobility in time. While some fine motor skills may not return and recovery can be limited, there is hope of regaining some of your old life back.
Statistics show that about 200,000 people in the United States are currently living with a spinal cord injury and 20,000 more are injured every year in a variety of accidents, including slip and falls, car accidents, and sporting incidents. Sadly, the majority of those victims are young males between the ages of 15 and 35.
While the initial spinal cord injury may seem severe, if the spinal cord itself is not completely severed, injured victims may be able to regain movement and feeling as the initial swelling decreases.
Yet even though a spinal cord accident victim may be able to recover partially from their spinal cord injury, they will unlikely ever be the same. The recovery process is a slow and painful process that requires time and extensive rehabilitation. Even then, fine motor skills may not return fully, requiring extensive modifications and even long-term care throughout their lives.
Spinal cord injuries, while not always permanent, still have the potential to turn an entire family upside down. The initial year of care alone can cost up to $1 million in medical expenses, ICU care, and therapy. During this time, lost wages combined with soaring medical costs can threaten to financially cripple families. When this occurs, you need an experienced Miami personal injury attorney on your side. Your attorney will need to fight aggressively for your rights to obtain the maximum compensation for whatever the future brings.