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.

 September 16, 2020

Four Teen Victims Seek $16 Million in Arizona Child Abuse Case

A team of Burg Simpson attorneys including Scott Eldredge, Seth Katz, Ty Taber, Paul Friedman, and Christopher Post along with Tucson-based victims’ rights attorney, Lynne Cadigan, is representing four adoptive children who are named as victims in $16 million child abuse cases filed in Arizona. The children allege they were subjected to aggravated assault and… Read more »

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Former Burg Simpson Scholarship Winner is Using Her Funds Wisely!

Ms. McKenna Gilbreth is one of the previous winners of Burg Simpson’s annual scholarship. McKenna recently wrote to Mr. Michael S. Burg, Burg Simpson’s founder, to thank him and to share how she is using her scholarship funds. Now attending Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, McKenna wrote from her dorm room that despite the… Read more »

 September 3, 2020

September 2020 E-News

Congratulations to Our Best Lawyers in America® Forty-seven Burg Simpson attorneys have been recognized in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers in America ®. (33 “Best Lawyers” and 14 “Ones to Watch.”) See the list of Burg Simpson attorneys selected to the 2021 Best Lawyers in America ® here. Three Burg Simpson Lawyers Also Named Best… Read more »

 August 27, 2020

Burg Simpson’s Colorado Scholarship Competition 2020-2021

Burg Simpson has always recognized the importance of access to a strong education. Starting in 2012, we launched the Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition. Each year, Colorado high school seniors are encouraged to write and submit a 1,500 word essay on the importance of the civil jury system as the guardian of American rights and liberties… Read more »

VIDEO: Michael Burg Interviewed on Ring of Fire TV

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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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