Brain and Spinal Cord injuries are devastating. When a person suffers a brain or a spinal cord injury as a result of the negligence or carelessness of someone else, it is important that they or their family consult a qualified, experienced attorney as soon as possible. If you or your loved ones suffer a brain or spinal cord injury as a result of the negligence of others, it is important that you consult experienced and qualified attorneys as soon as possible. The Law Office of Osbelia Castillo may help you file a lawsuit to get compensation coverage for your losses or injuries.
Causes and Consequences of Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
Brain and spinal cord injuries result from a number of serious causes. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) for instance may be caused by falling out of bed or from ladders or collision involving cars, motorcycles and pedestrians. Even sport injuries like a bad sip from skateboarding, an extreme punch from boxing and other high-impact sports may cause brain damage. Likewise, violence such as gunshot wounds or child abuse like violent shaking of an infant may damage the brain cells.
In the same way, spinal cord injuries often results from unpredictable accidents and violent events such as diving into shallow waters and hitting the bottom. A car accident trauma may hit the head, neck and back region. Medical malpractice such as failing to diagnose a tumor can ultimately injure the spinal cord and could eventually result to paralysis.
A wide variety and duration of effects may result from brain and spinal cord injuries. Generally, the more severe the injury, the more debilitating damage will result. The effects of brain may be immediate or long-term and can be:
- Physical. The most common long-term physical effect of brain injury is seizure. Other effects can be partial paralysis, sudden muscle contractions, Parkinson’s disease.
- Emotional. Most patients experience behavioral and emotional problems after a brain injury. Common emotional effects include insomnia, depression, anxietym irritation and mood swings. They may also show signs of behavioral issues such as violence, emotional outbursts, alcohol and drug abuse and impulsivity.
- Sensory. One may undergo sensory problems after a brain injury. For instance, a person may have issues drawing objects or may develop fear in enclosed places.
- Cognitive. Some of the most common cognitive effects of brain injury include post-traumatic amnesia, memory loss, and communication and language issues.
In the same way, people with spinal cord injuries may have sensory, motor and reflex issues. Typically, the higher on the spinal cord the injury occurs, the more dysfunction the person will experience. The effects may include the following: loss of bowel and/or bladder control, problems in walking or inability to move arms and legs, loss of sensation, pain, pressure and intense stinging sensations, and changes in sexual sensitivity and fertility.
The sad reality is there's no way to reverse damages to the brain and spinal cord. An injured person will have to go a series of treatment to return to an active and productive life. From acute stages of treatment to medications such as Intravenous (IV) methylprednisolone (A-Methapred, Solu-Medrol), immobilization, surgery and experimental treatments. Apart from these processes, an ongoing care and rehabilitation will be required to prevent secondary problems that may arise and to rebuild life. Some people are required to take additional medications to control pain and muscle spasticity and to improve bowel and bladder control. In the same way inventive medical technologies and devices can help people with spinal cord injury become more mobile such as modern wheelchairs and computer adaptations. All these medical treatments and drugs implies significant costs for the victims. The brain injury lawyers and spinal cord injury lawyers in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Oxford can help you ensure a life-care plan and prove the actual costs and get you your spinal injury compensation.
Seek advice from experienced injury attorneys
The lawyers of The Law Office of Osbelia Castillo have years of experience to help you find financial security amidst the devastating consequences of brain and spinal cord injuries. Contact our experienced brain and spinal cord injury lawyers in case you need to file a compensation in Oxnard and Ventura region.