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Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)


Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) is a way of describing damage to the spinal cord (lumbar, thoracic, or cervical) that results in either a loss of function or reduced functionality. Function such as the ability to control your limbs and experience sensations are critical to your health and well being. Spinal cord injuries are often quite traumatic. Paralysis can result from a spinal cord injury. Paraplegia (loss of sensation and/or motor function from the waist down) or quadriplegia (loss of sensation and/or motor function from the neck down) can have an astoundingly traumatic effect not only on the individual, but also on his or her entire family and friends.

The injury itself does not always have to be dramatically traumatic in order for there to be a loss of function. Almost 11,000 people in the United States have spinal cord injuries each year, according to some statistics, but those are the significant traumatic injuries. Other cases, quite devastating to the individual, take place every day. It is estimated that there are over 200,000 people in the United States today with severe paralysis caused by spinal cord injury. There are literally millions in the United States who have sustained moderate spinal cord injuries, and they have had surgeries, epidural injections, radiofrequency rhizotomies, lysis of adhesion procedures, and other attempts to control pain, restore function, and restore quality of life. Spinal cord injuries can also result in loss of the ability to urinate, defecate, have any form of sexual function, and these components to the injury can also be not only disabling, but astoundingly difficult emotionally on the individual and his or her family. These injuries require personal care, not only from the physicians, but from the legal community and everyone involved. Attorneys Jo Ann Hoffman & Associates, P.A., has decades of experience with these types of cases and will take very good care of you legally so that you can secure a settlement appropriate for your future expenses and difficulties. We understand that no amount of money is sufficient to compensate someone for the loss of a bodily function. No matter what we do on your behalf, we do not have the ability to go back in time and fix the situation. We do not have the ability to go back in time and undo the accident. All that we can do is provide appropriate compensation so that your life and the life of your family are made easier and also to ensure that you are provided with the professional care and treatment that you require.

Remember, we take all of these cases on a contingency fee. That means that we NEVER charge you any fees or costs unless we recover monies from the defendants or their insurance companies. Consultations are always free. DON'T DELAY YOUR CASE! CALL US IMMEDIATELY! We look forward to helping you. 1-800-273-LAWS.