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Midland Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers

Neck & Back Injury Lawsuits in Midland, Odessa & Across the Nation

Per the American Academy of Pain Medicine, more than 40% of the hundred million Americans who are dealing with chronic pain are suffering from spinal cord injuries. Whether these injuries are from car crashes, on-the-job-accidents, or other preventable incidents, these injuries are often life changing. If you or a loved one has suffered from neck or back injuries and are now dealing with the pain, financial losses, and the expenses of this catastrophic injury, we at Arnold & Itkin may be able to help you hold the responsible parties accountable. With a spine injury lawsuit, we may also be able to help you recover compensation to cover the medical expenses that have been forced on you.

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Long-Term Effects of Spinal Cord Injuries

Whether someone is dealing with bulging or herniated discs, vertebrae fractures, paralysis, or other serious spinal cord injuries, these back or neck injuries can severely affect other aspects of one's health. In many cases, recovery will recover intensive treatment, ongoing therapy, and sometimes continual medical care for the foreseeable future.

Some of the effects of spinal cord injuries can include:

  • If injured at C3, C4, C5 segments or above, breathing can be affected to the point that a ventilator is required
  • Blood clot risks increasing significantly
  • Blood pressure issues and irregular heartbeats, particularly when the cervical spine has been injured
  • Spasms that result when a damaged spinal cord means that reflexes can fire off spastically
  • Pressure sores can develop for paralyzed patients who need help to be moved often enough to avoid these sores from developing, and who will also require a diet that promotes skin health
  • Bladder and bowel functions can be disrupted, requiring a catheter implant in some cases to avoid infection
  • Sexual and reproductive function can result from spine injuries, more often in men than in women

This list is far from exhaustive, and it doesn't even cover all the non-medical facets of dealing with a spine injury. For instance, in cases of paraplegia and quadriplegia, this could mean learning to live in a wheelchair, losing much in the way of earning capacity, and dealing with the psychological trauma as well as the resulting financial strain.

Turn to Record-Setting Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers in Midland-Odessa

Getting medical care as soon as possible is critical for any amount of recovery. But after getting emergency medical care, a patient's long-term rehabilitation may require working with rehab nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and other specialists. From medications and orthopedic procedures and devices and more, recovery can be an intense process that requires the right amount of funding, especially if you want to be treated by skilled experts. 

That's where Arnold & Itkin come in.

We can investigate the causes of your accident, determine who is at fault, and then build the case needed to secure the financial compensation you need to cover all your related costs and more. Our Midland injury attorneys have recovered billions on behalf of our clients, and we have done so on a contingent fee basis. That means we only get paid if our clients do. We charge nothing upfront and won't charge anything until we've won compensation for you.

Learn more in a free and confidential consultation. Call (888) 493-1629 today to reach out to our Midland-Odessa spinal cord injury attorneys. 

Common Questions

  • What Are Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injury?

    Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents comprise the top causes for spinal cord injuries. Motor vehicle accidents account for nearly half of the spine injuries each year in the U.S. After that, falls account for nearly a third of spinal cord injuries, with violence, and sports and recreation also making the list.

  • How Much Does a Permanent Spinal Cord Injury Cost to Live With?

    Hospital and medical bills, assistive devices, therapy, and more all add up to significant expenses. For someone with paraplegia at age 50, these lifetime healthcare costs can total up to $1.5 million. That cost looks more like $2.3 million for a paraplegic who was injured when they were 25 years old. If the 25-year-old's spinal cord injuries amounted to quadriplegia, the lifetime healthcare costs to range from $3.4 million to $4.7 million. If a 50-year-old became a quadriplegic, the lifetime medical costs could still add up to $2.1 million or $2.5 million.

    These costs are exacerbated by the fact that the injured person has a reduced earning capacity and may even be totally disabled such that they can't return to any type of work.

  • Who Is at Fault for a Spinal Cord Injury?

    If a neck or back injury came from a car accident, then the other driver in the crash may be liable. If it came from a fall, then the property owner may be responsible. If the injury happened at work, then a workers' comp claim or third-party lawsuit may be in order. For injuries stemming from a defective product, then a lawsuit against the manufacturer could be the next step.

    Our attorneys are well-versed in the investigation it takes to determine what happened, who is responsible, and what legal options a spinal cord injury victim has for rebuilding and moving forward.

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