Spinal Cord Injury and Personal Injury Law

In terms of personal injury regulation, the law defines spinal injuries as severe or “catastrophic” incidents. Such claims are handled by personal injury attorneys-also referred to as “spine accident prosecutors.” For trial experience, notify an accomplished spinal injury specialist directly in the evening of a spine injury.I strongly suggest you to visit Seattle Injury Law to learn more about this.

Spinal cord injury (SCI) can be caused by multiple forms of spine injury triggered by motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, acts of violence, and accidents caused by dangerous or incompetent conditions at work or in public such as a slip and fall. After damage to the spinal cord, the ability of the brain to connect with the rest of the body is impaired. The brain may not be able to’ say’ the body to shift, the bowels and bladder to work, or even the lungs to breathe, depending on the location and extent of the accident. The SCI event used to have an average age of 15 to 30 or 35. The starting age has grown to 40, in recent years.

Over the years, life expectancy has also risen at a steady rate for spinal cord injury patients in general. The first year after a serious spine injury is when there is the greatest risk of death. Upon completing the first year, the patient’s age, the degree of damage, and the corresponding physical and mental health status all play a role in determining how long the victim of SCI could expect to live.

Patient age and disability degree: A review of evidence from two recent studies reported an average life expectancy of 35 years with quadriplegia at 20 years of age, and an average life expectancy of 45 years for paraplegia for the same 20 year old. For the 40-year-old with quadriplegia, the average life expectancy for a 40-year-old individual with paraplegia was estimated at 27 years with a 20 year life expectancy. The average life expectancy for a 60-year-old quadriplegic woman was just 8 years and the paraplegic 60-year-old had a life expectancy of 13 years.

Past physical and mental health status: Another study found that paraplegics and quadriplegics already suffered from bedsores and/or other diseases, amputations, major depression or hospitalization for any cause in the year prior to spinal injury had all reduced their life expectancy at roughly the following rates: recurrent bedsores and/or illnesses: 50 percent fewer l