St. Louis Thoracic Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
Thoracic Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injuries are some of the most severe injuries an individual can face. The consequences of these injuries are life changing and can lead to a lifetime of disabilities, pain and suffering. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with a spinal cord injury, it is important to contact a Missouri spinal injury attorney immediately to determine if you are eligible to receive compensation for your injuries. If your spinal cord injury was the result of another party’s negligence, you may indeed, be entitled to money for medical treatments, rehabilitation, lost wages and pain and suffering.
The severity and location of your disabilities depend largely on the location and severity of the injury itself. In general, the higher the injury to the spinal cord, the greater the loss of functioning. The thoracic spinal region is located just below the cervical vertebrae and just above the lumbar region of the spinal column. In particular, the thoracic region is located along the rib cage. Injuries to this area of the spinal cord will result in disabilities to the lower portion of the body. Complete injuries to the thoracic region will usually result in lower paralysis or paraplegia. Lower thoracic injuries (T9-T12) will usually result in some trunk control and movement, but little to no movement or sensation in the legs or hips. In addition, thoracic spinal cord injuries can affect an individual’s sexual functioning and fertility.
If you have been injured in an accident and sustained a thoracic spinal cord injury, it is important to contact a veteran St Louis spinal injury attorney immediately. Your attorney will be there every step of the way to:
- negotiate with insurance companies
- file necessary claims against responsible parties
- assistance with filing workman’s compensation (if necessary)
- assistance with obtaining necessary disability benefits.