Types of Lawsuits & Damages for Spinal Cord Injuries

Pursuing a Lawsuit for a Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injuries are some of the worst types of injuries suffered today. Not only do the victims suffer paralysis, but there are also many other health consequences from a SCI, including bowel and bladder problems, breathing difficulty, blood pressure and heart dysfunction, spasms, loss of reproductive and sexual function and increased risk of blood clots, bed sores and pneumonia. People with SCI generally also have a shorter life expectancy.

If a spinal cord injury resulted because of another person’s negligent acts, the injured person may want to consider taking legal action against the responsible party to recover damages. Depending on how the injury occurred, there are different types of lawsuits that may be filed:

  • Personal injury lawsuit: if the injury resulted from an individual’s negligence, like a car accident
  • Medical malpractice: if the injury resulted from a surgical mistake or misdiagnosis
  • Products liability: if the injury resulted from a defective product, like a seatbelt
  • Premises liability: if the injury occurred on another person or entity’s property

Our expert attorneys can determine which type of case is best to pursue according to the circumstances of your particular situation.

Damages for SCI Cases

The types of compensation available in SCI cases vary depending on state law, but typically include:

  • Loss of wages
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Medical expenses
  • Future anticipated medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering

Contact an Experienced California Spinal Cord Injury Attorney For a Free Consultation

A spinal cord injury impacts every aspect of a person’s life. Spinal cord injuries are life-changing events, forever altering the course of an individual’s life. Since most spinal cord injuries happen to young adults, they face a life-time of medical treatment, rehabilitation, and in severe cases, spending the rest of lives in a full-time care facility. The estimated costs for a person with a spinal cord injury can top over $250,000 in the first year alone.

The trial and appellate attorneys of Stolpman, Krissman, Elber & Silver, LLP, are well known and respected for the quality of the legal representation they provide and for the impressive results they achieve for their clients.

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