Wyoming Personal Injury

Spinal Cord Injury – Personal Injury Settlements – Wyoming

Spinal Cord Injuries – Personal Injury Settlements- Wyoming Burg SimpsonEvery year in the United States, roughly 17,000 people suffer a spinal cord injury – which translates into 46 injuries every day. If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, reach out to someone experienced with Wyoming injury law.

The most common causes of these tragic injuries, according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents: Crashes cause 38 percent of spinal cord injuries.
  • Falls: More than 30 percent of spinal cord injuries occur as a result of a fall.
  • Violence: Incidents of violence cause more than 13 percent of SCIs.
  • Sports: Accidents that occur during sports activities lead to 9 percent of SCIs.

Although rare – making up roughly 5 percent – medical or surgical mistakes can cause serious spinal cord injuries. Each year, numerous individuals suffer lifelong and painful spinal cord injuries as a result of negligent care.

A spinal cord injury is classified as any damage to the spinal cord that leads to a loss of function. Contrary to popular belief, the spinal cord does not have to be severed. Spinal cord injuries usually cause severe swelling of the spinal cord from the location of the injury downward. As such, patients with spinal cord injuries to the upper part of the spinal column suffer from a greater loss of function and mobility, as more of their bodies are affected.

Spinal cord injuries fall into two main categories:

  • Complete spinal cord injuries – no functioning below the level of injury.
  • Incomplete spinal cord injuries – some feeling and/or movement below the injury.

If an accident caused by someone else’s negligence has injured your spine, contact a personal accident lawyer as soon as possible by calling our Wyoming office at 307-527-7891 or fill out our Free Case Evaluation form. 

Victims of SCIs can experience a wide range of health issues beyond a loss of mobility including:

  • Quadriplegia
  • Paraplegia
  • Loss of muscle control
  • Loss of bladder/bowel control
  • Muscle spasms
  • Infections
  • Sexual dysfunction

According to medical experts, “Other effects of spinal cord injury may include low blood pressure, inability to regulate blood pressure effectively, reduced control of body temperature, inability to sweat below the level of injury and chronic pain.”

Finally, while treatment has improved over the years, victims of spinal cord injuries tend to suffer a lower mortality rate, with the survival rate after 25 years hovering around 60 percent. More often than not, respiratory infections plague SCI victims, with pneumonia being the leading cause of death of SCI patients in the first 15 years after the injury.

If you have been seriously injured and left with an SCI after an accident, contact a Wyoming personal injury lawyer by calling Burg Simpson at 307-527-7891.

Burg Simpson Attorneys Are Injury Law Experts

We have handled thousands of high-profile medical malpractice claims over the last 40 years, including recovery of substantial damages for individuals seriously injured as a result of a surgical spinal cord injury. Our team of medically-qualified trial lawyers and nurse consultants are able to quickly and effectively evaluate your claim. Fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form today or call our Wyoming office at 307-527-7891.

 August 20, 2019

Colorado and Company Interviews Burg Simpson’s Personal Injury Lawyers

Colorado and Company Interviews Burg Simpson’s Personal Injury Lawyers. Shareholders Peter W. Burg and Stephen J. Burg Discuss What to Do Following a Crash. If you have experienced a vehicle-related injury through the carelessness of another party, you could be eligible for damages for your pain, suffering, and loss. The Denver personal injury lawyers at… Read more »

 August 15, 2019

Burg Simpson Congratulates Our Best Lawyers in America!

Twenty-Seven Burg Simpson Attorneys named as The Best Lawyers in America ® 2020. Four lawyers were named 2020 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in Their Practice Areas and Regions Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., one of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, is proud to announce the Best Lawyers in America accolades for… Read more »

 August 5, 2019

Bicycle Crashes: The Blame Game

Bicycle Crashes: The Blame Game By David P. Hersh, Shareholder and Avid Cyclist When it comes to crashes between cyclists and motor vehicles, it is essential to establish who is at fault for causing the accident.  Tort law in America operates on a system of responsibility – those who ride or drive on public ways… Read more »

 August 1, 2019

Michael Burg Discusses the Opioid Epidemic Litigation

Michael Burg Discusses the Opioid Epidemic Litigation. Michael Burg, shareholder and founder of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, recently appeared on the Ross Kaminski Show on KHOW to discuss the current opioid epidemic, and how the opioid lawsuit is seeking to hold drugmakers accountable for opioid-related addictions, injuries, and deaths. Michael Burg is one… Read more »

VIDEO: Michael Burg Interviewed on Ring of Fire TV

 April 1, 2013

VIDEO: Michael Burg Interviewed on Ring of Fire TV

Burg Simpson’s Michael S. Burg is one of America’s leading lawyers when it comes to representing individuals injured by dangerous and defective medications. In this interview Michael talks to Ring of Fire T.V. host Mike Papantonio about immunity afforded to the makers of generic pharmaceutical drugs and the role of the FDA.

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