New York Paralysis Lawyers
We Consider the Needs of the Entire Family
Suffering a spinal cord injury that results in paralysis, paraplegia, quadriplegia or hemiplegia will permanently change the life of the injury victim and his or her family. Simply getting through the day is extremely difficult when a person cannot care for him or herself. In many cases, the family become the caregivers. This changes the family dynamic and can cause enormous stress on everyone.
If you and your family have been affected by a serious spinal cord injury, you need a lawyer who understands the difficulties you face. At the Donofrio Law Firm, PLLC, we have helped many families deal with the legal, financial, medical and emotional consequences of spinal injuries. Because we spend time getting to know our clients, we see the challenges parents, spouses and children experience when a family member is partially or completely paralyzed. For compassionate, experienced representation, please call our New York paralysis attorneys at 516-797-9797 or contact us online.
Full and Fair Compensation Is a Must
The location of the spinal cord injury dictates the severity of the resulting condition. In general, the higher on the spine the injury occurs, the greater the effects of the injury. People who are injured in the lower thoracic region may retain function of the arms, hands and abdominal muscles. Conversely, an injury to the upper cervical region may cause quadriplegia and loss of sensation below the injury location.
Paraplegia, quadriplegia or hemiplegia may lead to serious complications involving other body systems and organs, such as:
- Cardiovascular problems
- Bladder or bowel dysfunction/incontinence
- Kidney stones
- Sexual dysfunction
- Pressure sores and infections
Severe spinal cord injury victims may require lifelong treatment from specialists as well as day-to-day help from family or nurses. The medical expenses will be considerable, as will costs for modifications to their homes and vehicles.
We may consult with medical experts, vocational rehabilitation experts, economists and life-care planners to calculate and demonstrate the present and future needs of the injury victim and the family. With severe injury cases, many times we create day-in-the-life films to demonstrate what the victim experiences on a daily basis. While we often obtain successful settlements out of court, we are always prepared to fight for you at trial.
Long Island Paraplegia Attorneys
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