A spinal cord injury is defined as any damage to the spine that results in temporary or permanent nerve damage or loss of sensation. Spinal cord injuries can also lead to paraplegia or quadriplegia. In this sense, a spinal cord injury is typically more catastrophic than a back injury, which may affect only the muscles or skeleton on a temporary basis.
Sadly, a severe spinal cord injury can have a significant and permanent impact on the victim and their family. If you have been injured, Strong-Garner-Bauer P.C. wants to help. We are recognized for our attorney team’s dedicated and experienced approach to supporting victims and their families through civil action. You can rest assured that we will fight tooth and nail to maximize your compensation, helping you afford the immediate and long-term costs of your injury.
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Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
For over 45 years, our Springfield spinal cord injury lawyers have helped people recover compensation after a variety of accidents, such as:
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In general, medical professionals classify CP as one of four types:
- Ataxic: This type of CP impacts balance and coordination, including hand-eye coordination.
- Dyskinetic: This category specifically focuses on CP that affects a person’s control of their limbs and extremities. In some cases, a person with dyskinetic cerebral palsy may not be able to control their face and tongue.
- Spastic: Stiff muscles are the hallmark symptom of spastic cerebral palsy, as it mainly impacts muscle tone.
- Mixed: A person may be diagnosed with mixed cerebral palsy if they experience symptoms from more than one of the categories above.
Most spinal cord injury cases that involve CP can be traced back to medical negligence, especially during childbirth.
Some examples of malpractice that may lead to a spine injury and CP include a medical professional’s:
- Failure to identify and address fetal distress on time
- Failure to listen to a mother’s self-reported symptoms
- Failure to monitor and address a prolonged labor
- Delayed or untimely cesarean sections (C-sections)
- Misuse of medical instruments, such as forceps and vacuum extractors
If your child has been diagnosed with CP following a spine injury in the delivery room, we urge you to reach out to our law firm. Our Springfield spinal cord injury attorneys will work to find you the answers you deserve.
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