New York City Spinal Injury Lawyer
Every New York City Spinal Injury Lawyer working with us at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC knows just how devastating a traumatic spinal injury can be. Our team's research shows that almost 16,000 Americans every year suffer a traumatic spinal injury, and nearly 10,000 are either permanently paralyzed or die from that injury. Because this injury can lead to partial or permanent paralysis, both individuals and their families can be devastated for the rest of their lives. Our knowledgeable New York Spinal Injury Lawyer group wants to help you recover damages for your injury and help you get your life back.
Spinal cord injury typically refers to a scenario in which either the spinal cord cells are destroyed or the nerves that carry signals through the spinal cord are damaged beyond repair. This damage can result in a loss of function in a single limb, multiple limbs or other parts of the body. When a spinal injury occurs, the result is not always damage to the spinal cord. Typical spinal injury includes multiple bulging discs, a single herniated disc, a compression fracture or a spinal cord burst fracture.
We've found that the most common causes for traumatic spinal injury include: playground accident, surgical error, physical violent assault, injury as a result of birth, a motorcycle accident, car accident, workplace accident and also a slip and fall incident. We’ve also found that these accidents can be the result of recklessness, carelessness or negligence of another company or individual. Contact our New York City Spinal Injury Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC to discuss your case and see what legal options are open to you.
While it's common to assume that spinal injury is the result of a violent accident, in some instances, a spinal cord injury can happen simply by bending over. Victims of traumatic spinal injury, like cervical spinal fracture injury, may undergo temporary paralysis in their extremities. In serious cases, a victim will suffer permanent paralysis, either quadriplegia or paraplegia. When someone sustains a spinal injury it's important to get medical attention as fast as possible, as this can reduce the long-term consequences and speed up the recovery process. If you've suffered a back injury and didn't get the prompt medical attention either because of a negligent physician or a slow emergency response unit, you may be able to file a medical malpractice claim. Our New York City Medical Malpractice Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC can review your case and advise you on a proper course of action.
Because the nature of spinal injury varies, the treatment options also must vary. In some cases, the victim will only receive medication to relieve pain and ordered to rest so the victim can fully recover. In severe injury cases, surgical options are necessary, such as a discectomy. When surgery is performed, the patient will usually be immobilized for a period of time following the procedure in order to ensure a better recovery.
Severe spinal injury, as is the case in thoracic spinal injury, results in life-altering physical disability for the victim. These disabilities include: loss of bowel or bladder function, loss of respiratory function, loss of blood pressure regulation and loss of motor function.
Back injury and spinal injury can manifest in a myriad of symptoms. Our New York City Spinal Injury Lawyer team has found that the most common manifestation is chronic pain. Other symptoms are:
- Loss of reflexes
- Loss of movement
- Low blood pressure
In addition to the terrible physical pain caused by traumatic spinal injury, there also comes a terrible emotional pain. Victims who are paralyzed become severely depressed and feel helpless. That's why spinal injury is among the most devastating because of the toll they take on a person and their family. Treatments will be ongoing and expensive, which can cause tremendous strain. Our New York City Spinal Injury Lawyer team has the experience, resources and knowledge that can be an important step to getting your life back to a somewhat normal state.
If you or a loved one are suffering from a traumatic back injury or spinal injury, contact our experienced New York City Injury Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC to schedule a free consultation. Please call us at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW, 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.