Expert Spinal Cord Injury Attorney in Lewisville, TX
Todd R. Durham Will Fight to Get You Justice and a Proper Settlement
Spinal cord injuries can be minimal or extensive. No matter the level of damage, there is still both extensive physical and emotional suffering. The Todd R. Durham Law Firm has handled many spinal cord injury cases and paralysis cases, whether negotiating a settlement, or litigating through the court, no two cases are the same. That is why we tailor each case with its own legal strategy to get the compensation you deserve.
Spinal Cord Injury Compensation is Complex
To determine the value of your spinal cord injuries, my law firm focuses on the medical, emotional, and financial aspects that must be dealt with today, along with anticipating your needs in the future. There are many issues that must be taken into account when establishing parameters to reach a final settlement. Coming up with a fair and just settlement that gets you the money you need to anticipate any and all future needs can be very expensive and difficult to calculate. Fortunately, Lewisville, TX spinal cord injury attorney Todd R. Durham has years of experience solving these issues and can help you as he has helped so many others.
Severity of Your Spinal Cord Injury Determines Compensation
The size of settlement you can expect is congruent with the injuries you have endured. Should you have a herniated disc, soft tissue injury or minor nerve disruption on your spine, financial compensation will handle your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. These types of injuries should heal and allow you to return to a normal routine within a few short months. Accordingly there won’t be a huge amount of compensation from this type of injury.
Should you have the misfortune of life-long spinal damage that results in paralysis, paraplegia or quadriplegia, our law firm will be seeking maximum compensation for your injuries. These types of settlements generate well over a million dollars depending on the valuation that is negotiated or litigated and that’s why you need an experienced spinal cord injury attorney Lewisville.
Spinal Cord Injury Complications
Due to the spinal cord being so critical to various bodily functions, an injury to this portion of your body can cause numerous short- and long-term medical complications. It is important to learn how to manage such complications in an effort to make the most of the recovery process.
Some of the complications for a spinal cord injury include…
- Pneumonia/Asthma – Common long-term problems from a spinal cord injury include respiratory illnesses, such as asthma and pneumonia. If the nerves in the diaphragm were damaged, breathing assistance may be necessary.
- Blood Clots – Blood clots are a major concern for spinal cord injury victims. The immobility causes blood flow to be significantly reduced in the veins. Medications can be prescribed to rectify the issue.
- Neurogenic Pain – Burning and stinging are common in spinal cord injuries, and could occur in the limbs that are no longer able to move or have any feeling.
What are the costs and consequences of spinal cord damage?
The costs associated with spinal cord injury can be significant. The length of the hospital stay and the charges set forth by the hospital for acute care and rehabilitation are significantly higher if admission to the hospital has been delayed past 24 hours. The average hospital charge for a quadriplegic is around $118,900, while for a paraplegic it is around $85,100. For all others, the average cost is around $99,600. The total cost will be dependent on the severity of the injury.
The consequences of such an injury include the loss of bowel and bladder control; exaggerated reflex activities; a significant change in sexual function, fertility, or sensitivity; an intense pain or stinging sensation in the nerves; and even the inability to move certain limbs for the foreseeable future. These complications vary in severity. All those who suffer spinal cord damage will find their lives significantly changed, however. It can be difficult handling the consequences and the costs.
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, Contact the Todd R. Durham Law Firm today to discuss your legal options. Contact us Or Call my office (214) 222-4000 and schedule your free consultation today.