A spinal cord or back injury can have a devastating effect on your life. In addition to leaving you with physical pain, it may inhibit your ability to work, perform everyday tasks, and live an independent lifestyle. If you have suffered from a spinal cord or back injury that was caused by another party’s negligent behavior, it is in your best interest to consult a back injury lawyer at Studinski Law, LLC. We can handle the legal aspects of your claim so that you can focus on recovering.
Accidents that Cause Spinal Cord and Back Injuries
Spinal cord and back injuries may result from a variety of accidents. Whether you are injured in a work-related incident, a car or truck crash, or on someone’s premises, the spinal cord injury lawyers at Studinski Law, LLC can determine the cause, who is truly responsible, and may be able to help you collect compensation.
Types of Spinal Cord and Back Injuries
At Studinski Law, we represent clients in a wide variety of spinal cord and back injuries. With offices in Plover and Marshfield, we serve injured clients throughout Wisconsin, including Wisconsin Rapids, Stevens Point, and Waupaca.
Some of the most common types of spinal cord and back injuries that we see include:
- Ruptured or herniated disks
Ruptured or herniated discs occur when the outer rim of a disc weakens and allows the inner portion of the disc to push out. They can cause sharp pain that worsens as it moves down the affected leg.
- Sprains and strains
A sprain is defined a stretch or tear of a ligament whereas a strain is an injury to the muscle or tendon. Both sprains and strains often lead to pain, swelling, limited flexibility, and difficulty using a joint’s full range of motion.
Sciatica is a term used to describe any pain or discomfort associated with the sciatic nerve, which controls the muscles in the back of the knee and lower leg and provides the back of the thigh, part of the lower leg, and sole of the foot with feeling.
The loss of the ability to move and feel one or more muscles is known as paralysis.
Quadriplegia is the paralysis of all four limbs, including both arms and both legs.
- Vertebrae fractures
Vertebrae fractures or broken backs may cause symptoms such as sudden back pain, pain that worsens while standing or walking, limited spine mobility, and height loss.
If you experience aching muscles, bladder or bowel problems, a fever, shooting pain, a restricted range of motion, or numbness, weakness, or tingling in your legs, you may be suffering from one of these injuries and should seek medical attention immediately.
Diagnosing and Treating a Back or Spinal Cord Injury
A doctor will likely use an imaging exam such as an x-ray, MRI, CT scan, or bone scan to diagnose your spinal cord or back injury. Once the diagnosis has been made, a treatment plan will be designed and may include conservative measures such as rest, medication, epidural steroid injections, stretching, physical therapy, and heating pads or ice. In more serious cases, surgery may be necessary.
Effects of Back and Spinal Cord Injuries
Although some spinal cord and back injuries are minor, others can be life-altering and hinder your life for years to come. You may lose control over voluntary movement and muscles in your body and may have a hard time breathing without mechanical intervention or controlling your bowel and bladder.
Osteoporosis, gall bladder and renal stones, limb stiffness, and increased reflexes are several other common complications of back and spinal cord injuries that you may face. Additionally, you may suffer from sexual dysfunction and become more susceptible to bedsores, lung infections, bladder infections, and other serious conditions.
A spinal cord or back injury will likely leave you feeling overwhelmed because of the high costs of your medical bills, lost income, home modifications and the need for ongoing care from a variety of medical professionals such as home care aides and physical therapists.
Why Hire the Wisconsin Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers at Studinski Law, LLC
If you’ve suffered from a spinal cord or back injury that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to recover compensation for past and future medical expenses, wage loss, pain and suffering, emotional distress, disability, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of earning capacity, and loss of society and companionship.
Our spinal cord injury lawyers know how to discuss these complicated injuries with medical professionals, and will perform the research, contact the witnesses involved, and gather every piece of available evidence to increase your chances of securing full and fair compensation in what may be a complex personal injury lawsuit.
Call Studinski Law, LLC Today
If a spinal cord or back injury has hurt your life, you should call a serious injury lawyer at Studinski Law, LLC at (715) 343-2850. Through our aggressive, personalized legal representation, you can move past this hurdle in your life.