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Spinal cord injury victims face many costs. Not only must they undergo surgery, rehabilitation and other medical treatments, they often need wheelchairs and other assistive devices. Sometimes people have to renovate their homes or modify their vehicle in order to accommodate these devices. Even if someone has insurance, it may not be enough, particularly if their insurance company challenges a doctor’s decision about what the victim needs.

For this reason, it’s important to enlist the help of a dedicated personal injury firm. At Cunningham Bounds, our top-rated Alabama spinal cord injury lawyers can fight for the compensation you need in order to cover expenses incurred by your injuries. We work so that you can move forward from your injury-causing incident with confidence, knowing that our firm has your best interests in mind. Since 1958, we have handled cases for thousands of clients and recovered billions on their behalf.

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What is a Spinal Cord Injury?

A spinal cord injury (SCI) occurs when there is damage to the spinal cord, disrupting its ability to transmit signals between the brain and the rest of the body. These injuries can result in temporary or permanent changes in sensation, strength, and other bodily functions below the site of the injury. SCI can be caused by various factors, including trauma (such as accidents or falls), disease, or degeneration.

There are two main types of spinal cord injury:

  1. Complete SCI: In a complete SCI, there is a total loss of sensation and muscle function below the level of the injury. This means that the individual has no feeling or voluntary movement in the affected areas. Complete SCI often results in paralysis of the body below the injury site.
  2. Incomplete SCI: In an incomplete SCI, some function and sensation remain below the level of the injury. The extent of impairment can vary widely depending on the severity and location of the injury. Incomplete SCI can result in partial paralysis or other impairments, such as difficulty with movement or sensation.

Within these two main categories, spinal cord injuries can be further classified based on the specific location and severity of the damage.

Some common types of SCI include:

  • Quadriplegia (Tetraplegia): This type of injury affects the cervical (neck) region of the spinal cord, resulting in paralysis of all four limbs and typically affecting the torso as well.
  • Paraplegia: Paraplegia involves an injury to the thoracic, lumbar, or sacral region of the spinal cord, resulting in paralysis of the lower half of the body, including the legs.
  • Brown-Sequard Syndrome: This is a type of incomplete SCI characterized by damage to one side of the spinal cord, leading to weakness or paralysis on that side of the body and loss of sensation on the opposite side.
  • Central Cord Syndrome: This type of injury typically affects the cervical region of the spinal cord and often results in greater weakness and impairment in the arms compared to the legs.
  • Anterior Cord Syndrome: Anterior cord syndrome occurs when the front portion of the spinal cord is damaged, leading to loss of motor function, pain, and temperature sensation below the level of injury while preserving some sensation of touch, position, and vibration.
  • Posterior Cord Syndrome: This is a rare type of SCI characterized by damage to the back portion of the spinal cord, resulting in impaired sensation of touch, position, and vibration while preserving motor function and pain sensation.

Top Spinal Cord Injury Causes

According to a report by the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), there are an estimated 288,000 people in the United States currently living with a spinal cord injury or SCI – and this number does not include those who die at the location where their spinal cord injury occurred. There are also about 17,700 new cases every year.

Caused when any part of the spine or nerves along the spinal canal becomes damaged, spinal cord injuries are some of the most devastating physical injuries anyone can suffer, causing loss of body function and leaving victims permanently reliant on life-long care. Due to their effect on the body’s central nervous system, these injuries can turn a healthy individual into someone who requires constant assistance with even the most basic activities of daily living.

Spinal cord injuries are commonly caused by the following, and more:

Spinal Cord Injury Complications

Depending on the severity of the spinal cord injury, victims may suffer from either temporary or permanent paralysis. The extent of the paralysis will also depend on the location of the spinal cord injury on the spinal column. As we mentioned earlier, when an SCI is considered “complete,” nearly all motor and sensory functions in the affected area will be lost. However, “incomplete” paralysis may allow for some limited bodily functions.

Spinal cord injuries are also associated with the following symptoms and complications:

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    Cunningham Bounds filed many lawsuits in Alabama and Florida on behalf of different groups that have been damaged as a result of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon and the oil spill.

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    Cunningham Bounds was retained by the State of Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to assert claims of royalty fraud against ExxonMobil.

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    Cunningham Bounds obtained over $1 billion that was paid to homeowners affected by defective masonite siding & shingles.

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    Cunningham Bounds served as co-lead counsel for bondholder plaintiffs in a lawsuit against HealthSouth, UBS and Ernst Young for fraudulent statements concerning the company’s finances.

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    Cunningham Bounds represented Dr. Sven-Peter Mannsfeld, a chemical expert, who created a method of transforming certain hazardous industrial wastes into lucrative manufacturing ingredients.

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