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Spinal Cord Injury
A spinal cord injury refers to damage to a critical portion of the central nervous system. An injury to the spinal cord may cause damage to the fiber tracts responsible for carrying motor signals and sensation to the brain and other parts of the body. Any injury to the spinal cord may result in catastrophic damage and permanent damage with life-altering consequences.
Orlando Personal Injury Lawyer, Michael V. Barszcz, M.D., J.D., is a uniquely qualified and experienced attorney who maintains a law firm that is dedicated to providing professional legal counseling. The legal team at the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D., strives to provide each client with superior personal service. Mr. Barszcz primarily focuses on the legal representation of accident or medical malpractice victims that have sustained catastrophic injury or death.
Sixteen years as a civil trial attorney and the medical background of a doctor allows Michael Barszcz, MD, JD the unique experience to help clients who need legal counseling for complex medical legal claims. He represents only injured parties, and is able to provide unique insight into the evaluation and analysis of personal injury claims.
Causes of Spinal Cord Injury
There are many different disorders and conditions that can cause irreversible spinal cord injury. Traumatic injury to the spine can be caused by any of the following events:
Other factors that may damage the spinal cord include the following:
- Developmental disorders
- Infectious conditions
- Iatrogenic injuries, including after spinal injections or epidural catheter placement
- Vascular disorders
- Vertebral fractures relating to osteoporosis
Spinal Cord Injury Classifications
The level of injury to the spinal cord is based on thorough physician evaluation including neurologic and musculoskeletal assessment. Physicians may use various terms to characterize the extent or severity of spinal cord damage. The American Spinal Injury Association and the International Spinal Cord Injury Classification System provide standardized systems of classification for spinal cord damage.
Serious and permanent spinal cord injury may result in paralysis, respiratory complications, heart disease, infection and death. Victims of traumatic spinal cord injury often struggle with depression, drug addiction and suicidal thoughts.
If you or someone you love has sustained a spinal cord injury, please contact our Florida injury attorney at the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D., serving Orlando, Florida to discuss to schedule a free consultation.