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Although rare, some of the most tragic examples of medical malpractice involve patients who are paralyzed as result or preventable spinal cord injury (SCI), sustained during surgery. Each year, numerous individuals suffer lifelong and painful spinal cord injuries as a result of negligent care. Our Wyoming lawyers can help with these types of lawsuits.
Spinal cord injuries usually cause severe swelling of the spinal cord from the location of the injury downward. As such, patients with spinal cord injuries to the upper part of the spinal column suffer from a greater loss of function and mobility, as more of their bodies are affected. Spinal cord injuries fall into two main categories:
Complete Spinal Cord Injuries – no functioning below the level of injury
Incomplete Spinal Cord Injuries – some feeling and/or movement below the injury
Victims of SCIs can experience a wide range of health issues beyond a loss of mobility including:
We have handled thousands of high-profile medical malpractice claims over the last 30 years, including recovery of substantial damages for individuals seriously injured as a result of a surgical spinal cord injury. Our team of medically-qualified trial lawyers and nurse consultants are able to quickly and effectively evaluate your claim.
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