advances in spinal cord research

At Cueria Law Firm, we have vast experience in dealing with spinal cord injury cases. Whether you were involved in an automobile accident or injured on the job, a spinal cord injury can be debilitating. Spinal cord injuries are always serious and can take some time to recover from, or you may find yourself permanently disabled due to your injury. When you are subject to a spinal cord injury at no fault of your own, our team of New Orleans personal injury attorneys can help fight for just compensation in your case. 

Diagnosis and Treatment 

When a spinal cord injury occurs, you will need to be seen immediately by a medical professional. In the case of a car accident, you will be transported from the scene to the hospital where you will be treated, and the type of spinal cord injury diagnosed. The type of injury will determine the symptoms you face. A spinal cord injury to the neck can result in paralysis of the entire body while an injury to the lower back can result in paralysis of the lower body. 

The type of spinal cord injury you have will also determine the treatment you will need to recover or learn how to live in your condition of paralysis. Advances have been made in technology to assist in treating spinal cord injury victims, but such treatments can be costly. If your injury is due to the negligence of another, you can file for compensation to help with treatment costs as well as the cost of living which will be affected due to an inability to work. 

Types of Treatment

Today’s advances have led to a multitude of treatment options that will assist in preventing further medical complications as well as helping you to return to an active lifestyle as best you can. Once the injury has been treated with urgent medical attention, the main focus of treatment will be to help you maintain the ability to breathe, preventing further damage to your body as well as avoiding complications. To keep you immobile, sedation may be needed while testing is performed. 

New treatments being used today include the injection of such medications as Botox and phenol into the muscle. This can help to reduce damage and see an improvement in mobility. Another option is to surgically implant a pump that uses intrathecal baclofen. This pump will directly deliver medicine to the brain and spinal cord. Spasticity in the limbs is targeted. 

With the right treatment and therapy, you can hopefully recover partially or fully based on your spinal cord injury type. A spinal cord injury can be life-altering and with the right treatment, you can still maintain a good quality of life. 

If you or a loved one have been affected by a spinal cord injury, contact our New Orleans personal injury attorneys. We are ready to assist in providing the right legal assistance for your individual case. We can work on filing a claim, to see you receive the just compensation you deserve. Give our Cueria Law Firm a call today to see just what we can do you for.