Nassau County Spinal Injury Lawyer
The Nassau County Spinal Injury Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC knows just how devastating a traumatic spinal injury can be to an individual and their family. Our Nassau County Spinal Injury Lawyer team has found that each year thousands of individuals suffer from a debilitating spinal injury and some may become paralyzed or may die.
An injury to the spinal cord happens when either spinal cord cells become damaged or when the nerves that carry electrical impulses throughout the spinal cord cease to function. Not every spinal injury results in damage to the spinal cord; in some cases, spinal injury can manifest itself as a bulging disc, compression fracture, herniated disc, or a burst fracture.
Our Nassau County Spinal Injury Lawyer team’s knowledge with spinal injury claims has shown that this injury can happen due to a surgery mistake, doctor error, violent assault, playground accidents, work-related accident and due to a car or truck accident. In addition, spinal injury can be caused by the negligent act or carelessness of a third party. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal injury, call our Nassau County Spinal Injury Lawyer team to see what legal options you have. Serious spinal injury can cause drastic changes and can result in overwhelming medical expenses. Contact our New York Injury Lawyer group at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC to help deal with the trauma caused by the accident and resulting spinal injury.
People suffering from a spinal injury, like a cervical spinal fracture or other back injury, may experience paraparesis, a momentary loss of function in their legs or arms. Chronic pain and permanent paralysis is also associated with serious spinal injury and almost always requires medical treatment over a long period of time.
When an accident victim is severely injured, it is vital that they receive timely emergency medical care. If you were in an accident and did not get quick medical treatment and attention due to the negligence of a physician or paramedic responder, you may be able to file a medical malpractice claim against the negligent parties. Contact our Nassau County Medical Malpractice Lawyer team to review your case.
The treatment options for spinal cord injury will always differ based on the type of injury. Injury to the spine or spinal cord will require much different treatment than cervical spinal injury or even compared to a sacral spinal injury. Sometimes, a spinal injury can be treated with medications such as corticosteroids, whereas other, more severe, cases require surgical applications, such as a laminectomy. Other injury, such as a lumbosacral spinal fracture, might require the vertebra to be “welded” together in order to make the spinal column stable.
Severe spinal cord injury can leave a person severely depressed and feeling helpless or overwhelmed. While long-term treatment is necessary to deal with the physical injury, in many cases, mental therapy may also be required to help a victim deal with the anguish of not being able to fully function. This can result in extensive medical bills and expenses.
Spinal injury can happen nearly anywhere and in any situation, and oftentimes it's the result of negligence by another person or party. If this is the case for your spinal injury, contact our New York Spinal Injury Lawyer group at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC for a free consultation. Please call us at 800.696.9529, online or contact one of our New York City offices in Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, the Bronx or Brooklyn, our New York office in Westchester County or one of our Long Island offices in Nassau County or Suffolk County.