There are over 17,000 new spinal cord injuries every year in the United States.
This kind of injury can cause significant physical impairment and even paralysis.
At Baird Mandalas Brockstedt & Federico, our spinal cord injury attorneys in Baltimore can help you determine whether you can file a spinal injury lawsuit to recover compensation.
What Is a Spinal Cord Injury?
A spinal cord injury is damage to some part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal.
The central nervous system consists of both your spinal cord and brain. The spinal cord sends messages back and forth between your brain and body.
Thus, injuries to your spinal cord can be devastating and potentially cause paralysis.
Types of Disabilities a Spinal Injury Can Cause
Harm to the spinal cord can cause patients to suffer paralysis and various kinds of disabilities.
If you experience one of the following due to medical malpractice, you may be able to file suit:
- Incomplete tetraplegia,
- Incomplete paraplegia,
- Complete paraplegia, or
- Complete tetraplegia.
If you have suffered paralysis due to a spinal injury, our lawyers are here to help you.
What Damages Might Be Available?
Damages that you might be able to recover in a spinal injury lawsuit may include economic and noneconomic damages.
Economic damages can include:
- Lost wages,
- Medical bills, and
- Future medical and related care.
Non-economic losses can include:
- Pain and suffering,
- Loss of consortium, and
- Diminished quality of life.
How Our Attorneys Can Help
Experiencing a spinal cord injury can be challenging, but the experienced and sophisticated attorneys at Baird Mandalas Brockstedt & Federico are here to help you.