Spinal Injuries in New Mexico
Spinal injury cases deal with personal injuries that have resulted in extensive damage to the spin of a person. Spinal injuries can have a significant impact on the function of a person’s body. Because the spinal cord connects to the brain and the central nervous system, spinal injuries have many different effects on people and are unpredictable in their outcome. Some spinal injuries cause lifelong pain from pinched nerves, slipped discs, or other injuries that affect the spin and central nervous system. In some cases, spinal injuries can lead to partial or total paralysis of a person.
Paraplegia and Quadriplegia
Paraplegia and quadriplegia are two common and very tragic results of spinal injuries. Paraplegia is a total loss of sensation and function in a person’s legs. Paraplegics must get around using wheelchairs. Quadriplegia is the paralysis of the entire body below the neck. This is an especially devastating condition and is the result of damage to the cervical spine. Quadriplegics cannot do anything by themselves since they are only capable of moving their head face.
Other Effects of Spinal Injury
- Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction
- Bony Dysfunction
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Heterotopic Ossification (HO) & Cysts
- Hyperthermia & Hypothermia
- Neuropathic / Spinal Cord Pain
- Osteoporosis and Fractures
- Respiratory Dysfunction, Pneumonia, Atelectasis (collapsed lung), Aspiration, Restrictive Lung Disease
- Postural (Orthostatic) Hypotension
- Vascular Dysfunction
If you have suffered a spinal injury as the result of another person’s negligence or other fault, contact Roybal-Mack & Cordova, P.C.’s law office to seek immediate compensation for your injury, damages, expenses, and any long-term effects that may be the result of your spinal injury.