Extensive & Lifetime Treatments for Spinal Cord Injury Patients
Spinal cord injuries can leave a patient paralyzed — temporarily, permanently, partially, or totally. Even when paralysis does not occur, it is likely some sort of disability or debilitation will develop. It can be tragic to learn you do not possess all of your previous motor skills due to a spinal cord injury, especially when the harm was caused by a negligent third party.
Thankfully, spinal cord injury treatments are out there. Recent advancements in the medical understanding of the spine and incredible breakthroughs in medical sciences are allowing doctors to help restore mobility to people with paralysis or debilitations.
Spinal cord damage might be repaired or lessened with the help of:
- Rehabilitation: Occupational rehabilitation and physical therapy are popular ways of easing a spinal cord injury patient back into mobility. For severe injuries, rehabilitation sessions will likely be needed for months, years, or for the rest of the patient’s life.
- Surgical procedures: Specialist surgeons may be called to assist with a spinal cord injury patient’s treatment. Precise surgical procedures may be able to reconnect or replace damaged nerve tissue that comprises the spinal cord.
- Robotics and augmentation: It may be possible to restore mobility to spinal cord injury patients due to exciting and groundbreaking technologies. Robotic augmentations are being explored as ways to correct debilitations. Some patients have regained the use of entire limbs after paralysis due to such technological advances.
As great as these treatments might be, there is a downside: the cost. Spinal cord injury patients often need lifelong rehabilitation at regular intervals just to ease the pain of the injury. All of the treatment sessions can build up into a massive medical bill as the years go by, draining the patient’s insurance coverage. Surgeries requiring specialists will also be costly. Augmentations might not even be covered at all by insurance due to the experimental nature of the treatment.
Due to the dramatic and lifelong costs, patients can be unfairly pinned with the bill for their medical care after suffering a spinal cord injury. The Pittman Firm, P.A. and the firm’s Florida personal injury attorney are here to help make certain this does not happen to you. If someone else was the cause of your injury, they should be the one who is held accountable for your damages. Using his extensive experience and legal know-how, Attorney Wes Pittman is ready to campaign for your fair treatment and deserved compensation.Find out more by calling the firm at (850) 764-0383 and requesting an initial consultation .