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New Orleans Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer in New Orleans, LA
Spinal cord injuries leave many paralyzed, or unable to feel or move a part of their body. Typically, paralysis occurs downward from the point of injury or trauma to the spinal cord. The level of paralysis may vary, it may be permanent or temporary, and may involve many different organ systems. In fact, spinal cord injuries can cause paralysis which could affect bowel or bladder control, sexual function and even the ability to breathe. Paraplegia is a term which refers to a person who cannot feel anything in the lower part of his or her body. Quadriplegia refers to the inability to move the arms and legs. If you or a loved one is now a paraplegic or quadriplegic as a result of an accident or injury caused by someone else’s negligence or carelessness, contact the law firm of Gibby Andry today for a free consultation.
How are spinal cord injuries caused?
Spinal cord injuries are caused when there is damage to the nerve cells which make up the spinal cord. The spinal cord is 17 inches long and extends from the brain to the low back. It is protected by the backbone, which is made up of 33 vertebrae. Discs cushion each vertebrae during movement. However, if the disc is damaged, the soft rubbery center bulges or ruptures from its proper place, causing it to press on the nerves producing severe pain. Symptoms may include: sudden neck or back ache; inability to straighten neck or back without pain; numbness, tingling or weakness in arms; pain radiating to legs; muscle weakness; or bladder problems.
Spinal cord injuries may be caused as a result of an automobile accident, slip and fall accident, diving accident, sports related accident, or other type of trauma. Many people suffer whiplash each year and may not realize they have suffered a spinal cord injury.
Protecting your future
As you can imagine, cases involving spinal cord injuries often involve complicated and technical issues relating to how the injury occurred, the extent of the damage and the prognosis for medical recovery. Medical experts will help to determine the victim’s lifetime medical care and needs. The medical expenses for long term care are sure to be astronomical. An attorney can help secure adequate compensation for this type of life altering injury, but it is crucial that the attorney be experienced in this area of the law. Gibby Andry has extensive experience handling cases involving spinal cord injuries. Gibby Andry also has the resources, skill and commitment to help you and your loved ones get the compensation you deserve.
If you are seeking a spinal cord injury lawyer in New Orleans, Louisiana, or if you or your loved one has experienced a ruptured or herniated disc injury, contact our knowledgeable attorneys at (504) 522-1000 or (855) 88-GIBBY . We will answer any questions you may have in a free consultation.