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Potential symptoms and complications of spinal cord injuries

On Behalf of | Feb 15, 2024 | PERSONAL INJURY (PLAINTIFF) - Spinal Cord Injuries

Out of all of the injuries that one could suffer in the event of an accident, those that directly involve the spinal cord can be the most frightening and difficult to manage. This is because the spinal cord is a critical part of the central nervous system that allows the brain to communicate with almost every part of the human body. Sadly, there are many instances — especially motor vehicle accidents and slip-and-fall accidents — where victims sustain these injuries due to the negligence and reckless actions of others.

From slightly problematic to serious and life-threatening, there can be a wide range of severity in the symptoms displayed by those who suffer spinal cord injuries. Some of the most commonly reported symptoms include the following:

  • Motor symptoms, such as the loss of strength, uncontrollable muscle spasms and paralysis of particular areas of the body
  • Sensory symptoms, including pain, prickling and tingling sensations, and numbness that can spread to one or more of the body’s extremities
  • Autonomic symptoms, such as blood pressure issues, heart rate irregularities, incontinence and hypothermia

Spinal cord injuries can also create the potential for a myriad of complications beyond just the symptoms above. From blood clots and urinary infections to the paralysis of the majority of the body and even death, the severity of these types of injuries is nearly unrivaled.

Where to turn for help and support

Along with facing an incredibly challenging time physically, many victims who suffer spinal cord injuries will suddenly encounter mounting medical bills in conjunction with the inability to work and generate income. Fortunately, an experienced attorney can provide much-needed guidance to those in these unfortunate circumstances, including pursuing compensation through a personal injury claim. A successfully litigated lawsuit in an Indiana civil court can result in the maximum amount of monetary damages to which an individual is entitled.



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