The law firm of Page Law, LLC frequently works with accident victims who have suffered a spinal cord injury. Fortunately, researchers are constantly working on new treatments to help victims who have suffered a spinal cord injury.
According to the Mayo Clinic, immediately after a victim has suffered a spinal cord injury, emergency personnel will attempt to immobilize the spine for transportation to the hospital. In the emergency room, while conducting diagnostic tests, doctors also focus on allowing the patient to breathe, attempt to prevent the patient from going into shock, keep the patient’s neck immobilized, and avoid additional complications from the injury-causing accident.
Once the diagnostic tests are complete, if a victim does have a spinal cord injury, they are admitted to an intensive care unit or a spine care center. Patients are usually given medication that can treat spinal cord injuries. The victim typically undergoes surgery, both to remove any objects that are compressing the spine, and sometimes to stabilize the spine. Depending on the circumstances of the injury, patients sometimes also have experimental treatments performed.
After surgery or stabilization, doctors then attempt to prevent problems that can arise from spinal cord injuries, such as blood clots, ulcers, and infections. Rehabilitation may also begin at that time. Spinal cord patients are usually prescribed medication to manage some of the effects of the injury. Patients are also evaluated to see if any new technologies could be of assistance to them, such as computers, new wheelchairs, or electronic aids.
Have you been the victim of an accident that has resulted in a spinal cord injury? If so, you may be able to recover compensation from negligent parties for your injury, including the costs of medical care, both current and future, pain and suffering, loss of wages and more. Contact the St. Louis spinal cord injury lawyers at Page Law, LLC today by calling 1-314-488-2433 for more information.