Spinal Cord Injuries

Any type of spinal cord injury is a serious and complex medical problem. Since every injury is unique and healing can happen at different stages, you may not yet know how your movement and sensations will ultimately be affected. These injuries can include fractures of the vertebrae, herniated or bulging disks, impingements on the spinal cord and the nerve roots in the spine. Treatment can range from conservative care – physical therapy or chiropractics – to spinal injections and surgery. Spinal injuries can severely affect a person’s lifestyle and cause a lifetime of pain and suffering.

At the law office of Norman M. Block, P.C., we understand these challenges. After nearly 25 years of working with clients who have suffered from injuries, we can help you not only with the legal hurdles you may be facing, but we also can offer assistance and guidance on related issues you may encounter.

There is no magic formula, but having an attorney with significant case experience and results obtaining damage awards can make a difference in the outcome of your case. Contact our Westchester County spinal cord injury lawyer today to schedule a free consultation.

Answering Your Spinal Cord Injury Questions

If you or a loved one is dealing with the challenges associated with this type of injury you likely have many questions. Some of the questions you may have include:

  • Will I be able to return to work?
  • How am I going to support myself?
  • Will my home or apartment need to be modified?
  • Will I need supportive care services to help me at home?

Ultimately, the answers to these questions, and many others, will all play a role in determining the level of full and fair compensation to which you are entitled. We will negotiate the best possible settlement with your insurance company or take the matter to court if necessary.

New York Paralysis Injury Lawyer Handling All Types of Spinal Cord Injury Cases

No two spinal cord injuries are the same. Some cause complete paralysis, preventing movement from the neck down, while others only affect the legs. In other situations, spinal cord damage may cause numbness in a seemingly unrelated part of the body. We work with your doctor to fully understand your spinal cord injury and its short and long term medical effects.

In the same way that no two spinal cord injuries are the same, the ways in which these accidents can occur is just as varied. Some of the many ways in which a spinal cord injury could occur include:

Injuries to the spine can occur in the cervical spine (neck), thoracic spine (mid-back) and lumbar spine (lower back). The types of spinal injuries which we handle include:

  • Disc herniations and bulges
  • Ruptured discs
  • Vertebrae fractures
  • Burst vertebrae
  • Slipped discs
  • Laminectomies
  • Discectomies
  • Fusions of the vertebrae
  • Parapllegia
  • Quadriplegia
  • Radiculopathy
  • Pain and numbness radiating into the legs, feet, buttocks, arms, hands and shoulders

We handle all types of spinal cord injury cases at our practice. If you have questions, please contact our office for a free consultation. We know that getting around can be difficult after an injury, so if necessary, we are happy to meet you in your home or at the hospital.