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Medical Care and Other Costs Necessitated by Spinal Cord Injuries

spinal cord injuries

The financial cost of caring for someone with a paraplegia or quadriplegia injury can be staggering. According to The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, spinal cord injuries cost Americans roughly 9.7 billion dollars annually. The first year of care is typically the most expensive with the average cost ranging from $218,504 to $741,425 depending upon the severity of the injury.

These costs include such things as surgery, medications, hospitalizations due to complications, wheelchairs, computer adaptions such as voice recognition software and devices, electrical stimulation devices, rehabilitation therapists such as physical therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, dieticians, psychologists, nurses, etc. In addition, major renovations are often required to enable the patient to remain in their own home. These renovations might include wheelchair ramps, widening of doorways, shortening of counters, lift devices, reconstruction of bathrooms to permit access to toilets and showers, etc.

Even if you have medical insurance, most policies contain a lifetime caps on benefits. And, no one wants to find themselves or their loved one in a situation where they cannot afford the best quality medical care or devices which make daily activities easier and more comfortable.

If you or a loved one has sustained a spinal cord injury, our award-winning trial attorneys can help you and your family obtain the compensatory damages and, if appropriate, punitive damages you deserve. In spinal cord injury cases, one major component of your compensatory damages is future medical treatment, and our experienced attorneys work with well-qualified life care planners and rehabilitation specialists to make sure all future care is incorporated into your case.

If you would like to discuss your spinal cord injury case, contact us online or call us at 615-742-4880 or toll-free at 866-812-8787. We only get paid if we recover money for you and we advance all case expenses.

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