If you’ve been diagnosed with a spinal cord injury after an accident, you may have some degree of paralysis and may face life with a permanent disability. However, further medical complications may occur later, after the injury.
Secondary Complications From Spinal Cord Injuries
After your initial diagnosis and throughout your life you may suffer from one or more of the following health complications from a spinal cord injury:
- Autonomic dysreflexia which occurs when you experience pain or discomfort below the level of your spinal cord injury and your blood pressure rises to dangerous levels as a result
- Bedsores if you are unable to change positions on your own, which may become infected if left untreated
- Bladder or bowel management issues
- Cardiovascular disease because you are forced to live a relatively sedentary lifestyle
- Deep vein thrombosis, which is a blood clot that typically occurs in the veins of the leg and can result in a potentially deadly pulmonary embolism if it travels to the lungs
- Muscle spasms or spasticity
- Ongoing pain
- Osteoporosis and bone fractures because of decreased muscle activity and weight bearing activities
- Respiratory problems
- Sepsis, which is a potentially fatal reaction to an infection
- Vascular issues if there is a loss of nerve supply to blood vessels that interferes with blood flow
These health complications can be dangerous and will likely require medical treatment.
Our Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers Protect Your Full Recovery
It can be hard to predict the future and to anticipate which of these complications you may suffer. However, your doctors and our expert witnesses can make reasonable predictions that allow you to make a full and fair recovery now.
You only have one chance at making a full recovery. You can’t go back and fight for additional compensation after a settlement is reached or a court verdict is issued. Accordingly, you need an experienced Florida spinal cord injury attorney who will fight for your past, current, and future damages now. Contact the Browning Law Firm today to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation and to learn more about protecting your financial recovery.