Southern California Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, Law Offices of Anh Quoc Duy Nguyen is dedicated to helping you in any way possible. With close to 15 years experience, spinal cord injury attorney Anh Quoc Duy Nguyen knows what it takes to win your case and help you get maximum compensation. In 2009, we obtained two separate verdicts for our clients, $20 million dollars in Orange County Superior Court and $24.8 million dollars in San Diego County Superior Court. We help victims of serious injuries all over California. We offer free consultations and we handle all personal injury cases on a contingency basis, meaning you pay nothing unless we win your case. Call today to schedule your free consultationAbout Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal injury can be devastating both physically and emotionally. Each year, nearly 11,000 spinal cord injury (SCI) cases occur. Many of these injuries are the result of auto accidents, severe falls, workplace accidents, electric shock, bullets or knife wounds, diseases and sports injuries. A spinal cord injury occurs when a traumatic event results in damage to the cells inside the spinal cord or severs the nerve tract that relays signals up and down the spinal cord. When an innocent victim becomes a paraplegic or quadriplegic as a result of someone else's negligence, they deserve the best care and compensation for their injury. While no amount of many can ever make up for a serious injury that causes paralysis, it is important to call an experienced attorney that understands all the costs associated with a spinal cord injury in order to get you the maximum compensation for your injury. Contact a Spinal Cord Injury Attorney today to find out what your legal options are. Law Offices of Anh Quoc Duy Nguyen are 100% dedicated to helping you and your family in any way we can. Consultation is free and we charge you no upfront fees to handle your case. In fact, you pay nothing unless we win your case. Call now for your free consultation.Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal Cord Injuries are divided into two different types:
* Complete injuries
* Incomplete injuriesComplete Spinal Cord Injuries
A complete spinal cord injury is the loss of sensation and motor ability. This is casued by bruising, loss of blood, or pressure on the spinal cord. Severed spinal cords are rare. A complete spinal cord injury results in total loss of sensation and movement below the site of injury.Incomplete Spinal Cord Injuries
An incomplete spinal cord injury does not result in complete loss of movement and sensation below the injured area. Incomplete spinal cord injuries can be furthur classified into:
Anterior Cord Syndrome- Results from damage to the motor and sensory pathways in the anterior areas of the spinal cord. Effects include loss of movement and overall sensation.
Central Cord Syndrome- Results from injury to the center of the cervical area of the spinal cord. The damage affects the corticospinal tract which carries signals between the spinal cord and the brain in order to control bodily movement.
Brown-Sequard Syndrome- Results from injury to the right or left side of the spinal cord. On the side in which the injury occurred, movement and sensation are lost below the level of the injury. On the side opposite of the injury, temperature and sensation of pain ore lost.
Injuries to individual nerve cells Results in loss of sensory and motor functions in the area of the body to which the injured nerve root corresponds.
Spinal Contusions- The most common type of spinal cord injury. The spinal cord is bruised but not severed. Inflammation and bleeding occurs near the injury as a result of the injury.
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