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Posted in Our Blog on February 5, 2016
Damage to the spinal cord is often permanent and it can result in irreparable paralysis. However, paralyzing conditions and loss of mobility are not the only things that spinal cord injury victims have to deal with. Often, victims suffer from psychological turmoil, pain, infection, circulation problems and extreme financial difficulties.
Many spinal cord injury sufferers need to employ in-home assistance to tend to their health needs and help them carry out daily tasks. For example, victims may find it extremely difficult – if not impossible – to complete tasks that are generally considered easy, like brushing their teeth, combing their hair, going to the bathroom and simply being able to breathe without assistance.
However, the expenses related to in-home assistance can be high – so high, that only the rare person would be able to afford these costs. When an individual is disabled and unable to work, the problem of trying to afford rehabilitation services, medical care and in-home assistance becomes even more dire.
It is due to these financial challenges that spinal cord injury victims may wish to seek compensation to pay for their long-term care and other financial costs stemming from their accident. For example, they may also want to seek compensation to pay for medical care, lost income, pain and suffering and more.
At Law Office of John W. Redmann, LLC, we assist Louisiana plaintiffs in seeking these kinds of damages, but first it is necessary to evaluate all aspects of the potential spinal cord injury claim. For example, what was the nature of the accident that injured the plaintiff, who was involved and what happened leading up to the incident? If it can be shown that the accident was the result of another party’s negligence, then it is likely that a claim for financial restitution may be made.