PA Spinal Cord injury Attorneys, Freeburn Hamilton
Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) are often life altering causing permanent loss of strength, sensation, and function below the site of the injury. Caused by a sudden blow or cut to the spine – these injuries can be sudden and are one of the most common types of catastrophic injuries.
There are approximately 276,000 people in the United States living with a spinal cord injury – the annual cost for a spinal cord injury is $9.7 billion. Most of those who suffer from a spinal cord injury require lifelong medical care.
There are multiple causes of spinal cord injuries, the most common include:
- Car accidents
- Sport related injury
The severity of your injury depends on the place of the injury. A complete injury occurs when almost all sensory feeling and all motor function is lost below the spinal cord. An incomplete injury occurs when you have some motor or sensory function below the area affected – there are multiple degrees of an incomplete injury.
The most common symptoms following an injury include:
- Loss of movement
- Loss of sensation – the ability to feel touch, heat, or cold
- A loss of bowel/bladder control
- Exaggerated reflex activities or spasms
- A change in sexual function, sensitivity and fertility
- Pain or intense stinging sensation – this is caused by damage done to the nerve fibers in your spinal cord
- Difficulty breathing, coughing or clearing of lungs
It is important to immediately seek medical attention following an accident that could potentially have caused harm to the spinal cord.
Freeburn Hamilton has several offices throughout Central Pennsylvania to better serve our clients. We have offices in Harrisburg, York, Lewistown, Lancaster, Selinsgrove, Camp Hill, Huntingdon, Lebanon & Gettysburg. And, if you can’t come to us, we will come to your home, or meet you in the hospital. We are available 24/7 – evenings and/or weekends.
If you or a loved one suffer from a spinal cord injury call Freeburn Hamilton today at 717-777-7777 to speak with an experienced attorney.
Your PA Spinal Cord Injury Accident Attorneys
2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 300, Harrisburg, PA 17110
Telephone Number: (717) 777-7777 or (570) 777-7777
Toll Free Number: 1-800-303-8005