04/08/2014 // LifeCare123 // Greg Vigna // (press release)
The statistics are alarming. Someone sustains a spinal cord injury every 41 minutes in the United States.
“The spinal cord contains the nerves that carry messages between your brain and body. The cord passes through your neck and back. A spinal cord injury is very serious because it can cause loss of movement (paralysis) below the site of the injury.”
For more information about spinal injury, please visit http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000029.htm.
Costs in the first year of treatment after a spinal cord injury can range from $200,000 to more than $700,000. The lifetime costs to a person who suffers a serious spinal injury in their 20’s can be over $2 million. For patients who have suffered a spinal cord injury, the harsh realities they face in moving forward can seem impossible to brave without extensive support.
When a serious accident has left one with such an injury, the nature of their condition typically warrants a life care plan. An injury to the spine leaves patients with a range of physical, emotional, and financial challenges that they are forced to cope with long-term. A comprehensive plan developed with the assistance of a professional in the field can be critical for the outcome of a personal injury claim, as well as for determining how patients will get the support needed to live the best quality of life possible given their condition.
Spinal cord injury
“By nature, a spinal cord injury has a sudden impact on your life and the lives of those closest to you. When you first hear your diagnosis, you may start making a mental list of all of the things you can’t do anymore. However, as you learn more about your injury and your treatment options, you may be surprised by all you can do.”
For more information about spinal cord injury, please visit http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/spinal-cord-injury/basics/coping-support/con-20023837.
The Life Care Solutions Group is a resource patients can turn to for support in developing a professional life care plan in the event that they have suffered a spinal injury. The resource also provides free case reviews to help accident injury victims understand their medical and legal options. If you have been diagnosed with a spinal cord injury following a serious accident, contact the Life Care Solutions Group today for more information on how to receive help.
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