If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, the doctor will typically classify the injury as complete or incomplete. This distinction is not made lightly and can greatly impact the rest of your life.
A spinal cord injury is considered complete when it results in the complete loss of function at and below the level of the injury. Conversely, an incomplete spinal cord injury is one in which there is still some degree of feeling or movement below the level of the injury. In many cases, the immediate steps medical professionals take to reduce swelling can help to avoid complete spinal cord injury.
California Spinal Cord Injury Law Firm
Generally speaking, the higher up the spinal cord damage is located, the worse the injury is. Spinal cord anatomy is complex and many functions overlap. Attorney Michael Goldstein has gained an extensive understanding of spinal cord injuries through his practice and his independent studies. His clients appreciate his knowledge, his understanding and his ability to educate them on their legal avenues for monetary compensation through personal injury lawsuits.
For a more detailed discussion of spinal cord injury level and classification, do not hesitate to schedule an appointment with a lawyer at the firm. The Law Offices of Michael Goldstein offers a free initial consultation and a flexible appointment schedule.
Contact The Law Offices of Michael Goldstein at 888-856-0606 to schedule a free consultation.