You may have seen very serious instances of individuals suffering serious spinal cord injuries. This can include situations including car accidents, sports injuries, and more. They’re some of the most serious types of injuries and the results are long-lasting.
Unfortunately, not everyone knows the serious nature of spinal cord injuries. It’s important to recognize the symptoms and why it is so important for individuals to pursue legal action against the party responsible for causing the injury.
How a Spinal Cord Injury is Diagnosed
Typically, diagnosis of a spinal cord injury comes after immediate medical attention when someone is hurt. Typically, the first sign of a SCI is when the injured party experiences loss of function below the area of the body where the injury was sustained.
Some of the signs and symptoms to look out for that may indicate a spinal cord injury include:
- Experiencing severe pain or pressure anywhere in the back, the neck, or the head.
- Experiencing a loss of feeling or a tingling sensation in limbs including feet, toes, fingers, and hands.
- Experiencing a loss of control over any given part of your body.
- Experiencing difficulty with incontinence or urgency with urinary or bowel movements.
- Experiencing trouble walking or with your balance.
- Experiencing impaired breathing after the injury.
Typically, medical attention is needed quickly to help determine the exact injury and what may have happened as a result of the accident. Clinical evaluation and radiological evaluation may be necessary to determine the exact injury and the severity of it.
Understanding your rights and options if you or someone you know has suffered a serious spinal cord injury as a result of negligence is important. There may be legal action that you can take to pursue justice and compensation from the negligent party.
At The Stewart Law Firm, our Austin spinal cord injury attorneys are dedicated to your best interests and needs. We stand by your side, helping you move through the complicated matters that lie ahead so you can have peace of mind.
Schedule a free consultation with our team by calling us today.