Spinal Cord Injuries

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Spinal cord injuries are some of the most devastating and difficult injuries to deal with. These injuries can be as the result of car accidents, slip and fall accidents, pedestrian accidents or other types of events in which an individual lands on his or her spinal area and damages it. The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that send and receive the electrical transmissions from the brain switchboard. When this is damaged, even slightly, it can create serious physical problems.

If you or a loved one has suffered from this type of injury in Iowa, it is crucial that you contact an Iowa personal injury attorney to assist you with making your claim for damages. At McGuire Law, PLC, we have more than four decades of experience, so we are fully knowledgeable of how the personal injury claims and litigation process works.

When the spinal cord is only partially damaged, the effects on the body can include the following:

  • Numbness in extremities
  • Loss of sensation
  • Reflex problems
  • Breathing problems
  • Muscle spasms
  • Bladder control problems
  • Bowel control problems
  • Sexual problems
  • Pain

In some cases these symptoms can improve over time, but in others they do not, or they get worse. When a more serious spinal injury has occurred, the victim is likely to experience even more life-changing symptoms, including paralysis. In paralysis, there is usually a loss of all motor function and control below the point of the injury. Many spinal injuries result in paralysis, either paraplegia or quadriplegia. With paralysis comes a host of other physical problems and disabilities that will usually mean a lifetime of medical care.

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