Spinal cord injury stabilisation and treatment can cause stress

A person who suffers a spinal cord injury in an accident often needs considerable medical care. This medical care usually begins in the emergency department and continues at a medical care center that can accommodate the patient’s needs. When the injury first occurs, stabilising the patient is the top priority.

In order to stabilise the patient, the spinal cord has to be stabilised. That is usually done by placing a cervical collar on the patient’s neck and putting the patient on a stabilising backboard. The patient’s blood pressure, breathing and other vital bodily functions also have to be stabilised. Patients who have a high-level injury might require the assistance of a ventilator to breathe.

We understand that all of the sudden medical intervention after a spinal cord injury can be scary. The fast pace of the medical care and the sudden onset of symptoms like the inability to feel part of your body or the inability to move can be stressful. Once you are stabilised, your thoughts might turn to the cost of the care you will need and the reduction in income if you were an income earner in your household.

We can help you explore your options to seek compensation if your spinal cord injury was caused by an accident that was due to the negligence of another person. We can help you wage the legal battle as you focus on your recovery and treatment plan.

While compensation won’t heal your injury, it can help you to get the assistive care devices and rehabilitation services you need to help you during your recovery and as you cope with long-term effects.