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Brooklyn Posterior Cord Syndrome Injury

When thinking about a spinal cord injury, many people think about an injury that results in paralysis such as paraplegia or quadriplegia. However, there are many different types of spinal cord injuries that cause affects different parts of the body to different degrees. Posterior cord syndrome is a type of spinal cord injury that can occur in a car accident, construction accident, slip and fall accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident, or in some other type of accident, or that can be the result of medical malpractice. Posterior cord syndrome involves damage towards the back of the spinal cord. A person suffering from posterior cord syndrome may maintain good muscle power, pain and temperature sensation, but may experience difficulty in coordinating movement of their limbs. If you sustained a posterior cord syndrome injury in an accident that would not have happened but for the negligence of another person, contact an experienced Brooklyn Posterior Cord Syndrome Injury Lawyer who will review your case and help you file a personal injury claim in order to receive damages that will compensate you for your medical expenses and other losses you suffered as a result of the accident.

Symptoms of Posterior Cord Syndrome

Damage to the posterior spinal cord results in sensation deficits below the level of where the damage occurred. Even though there is a loss of sensation, the victim may still experience unusual sensations such as a prickling feeling or shooting pain.

Treatment of Posterior Cord Syndrome

Victims suffering from posterior cord syndrome may require long-term physical and occupational therapy. While some may be able to recover fully enough to return to everyday activities at home and work, others may have permanent functional deficits. Bills related to treatment and therapy could easily skyrocket. However, under New York law if your spinal injury was the result of a car accident, construction accident, slip and fall accident, or some other type of accident due to another person’s negligence, you have the right to file a personal injury claim against the negligent party and demand compensation for your losses.

It is important to understand that New York law has a specific time limit for filing a claim in a spinal cord injury case. This time limit is referred to as the statute of limitations. If you do not file your claim within the time period, you will be forever barred from collecting damages even if your case has merit. In addition, if the party responsible for your injury was a government entity then there are special procedures you must follow to file a claim.

If your posterior cord syndrome was the result of a work-related accident, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. New York's workers' compensation laws state that injured parties are entitled to compensation if they sustain a work-related injury. Compensation often comes in the form of medical expenses, lost income and benefits, loss of ability to earn, and more. However, it is important to know that worker’s compensation benefits are limited. Just because the accident occurred at work does not necessarily mean that you are limited to the benefit available through workers’ compensation.

Brooklyn Posterior Cord Syndrome Injury Lawyer

If you or a family member was injured in an accident that resulted in a posterior cord syndrome injury or another serious spinal cord injury, contact an experienced attorney who understands both the legal issues associated with personal injury cases as well as the medical issues associated with injuries to the spine. Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC is experienced in handling personal injury and wrongful death cases stemming from auto, truck, motorcycle, boat, and construction accidents. Contact us at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case.