What is a Spinal Cord Stimulation?
A spinal cord stimulation is a device that is implanted in a person after a spinal cord injury, to stimulate the nerves and relieve the pain after an accident affecting the spine. Any time that a person has a serious fall and receives a spinal cord injury, it can be debilitating and life-changing for that individual. To that point, a spinal cord injury is usually permanent and can result in permanent paralysis to that person. The spinal cord stimulation is an implanted lead that is powered by an implanted battery or receiver, into the person’s body. The lead is placed on the spinal cord directly, and will send electrical pulses to block pain messages to the brain. This will help tremendously to alleviate the excruciating pain that people can feel after a spinal cord injury. People who have had a spinal cord stimulation implant have experienced up to a 50% to 70% reduction in their pain experienced after an injury affecting the spine.
Why Is the Spinal Column Damaged After a Fall?
The spinal column can be seriously damaged after a fall, because your spine is the only part of your body that houses all of the bones in your back to keep you erect. The spine consists of 33 separate bones or vertebrae, as well as discs, ligaments and muscles that come together to form the total spinal column. The spinal column is made up of several sections to help you maintain full mobility in your body, including:
The spinal column cannot withstand breaks and major strains, without it inflicting serious damage on this area of the body. If you have a break or dislocation in the spine, your body will respond with severe pain. This is because a break in this area will often detach or dislocate two vertebrae from each other, and also damage any surrounding ligaments. In a fall, many vertebrae can become dislodged, compressed or pressed against each other. This can cause serious damage to the spine, pain and permanent paralysis of the region of the compression of discs. Often the loss of feeling will occur below the accident locus or location, because the level of the injury will severely reduce muscle power and strength in this region of the body. The issue being that the brain is no longer able to send signals to the proper pathways, in order to send movement signals down the body. In this case, with a permanent paralysis, there can still be injury related pain as a result of this type of spinal trauma.
What If the Spinal Cord Stimulator Surgery Fails, What Happens Then?
If the spinal cord stimulator surgery fails, it can put the individual with spinal pain in a worse situation. The spinal cord stimulator surgery is meant to help alleviate and prevent the high level of pain that a person feels after a fall that seriously injures the spinal column. If the device fails, then you can be left in a worse off situation than before the device was implanted. If it has to be surgically removed, then this will entail additional surgeries, which may come with additional pain and suffering, on top of the suffering incurred in the original accident. Some people think that they have to suffer in silence in this type of claim, but that is not the case. You can pick up your mobile phone and dial us to talk to a lawyer with experience in spinal cord injuries after an accidental falling.
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You are able to get in on the zero-fee guarantee, when you call us now at the DTLA Law Group. Once and for all, you do not need to pay us any up front fees before we will initiate a lawsuit for you on the merits of your personal injury claim, with serious injuries after a fall.
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You will be able to join the majority, when you call us at the DTLA Law Group for a free second opinion case review. You can get the access you need to our experienced attorneys who have a firm hand on the laws, and specialize in recovery compensation claims for personal injuries after a fall. You need not get in a stew about the initiation of your lawsuit, when you have access to our experienced attorneys in Los Angeles at the DTLA Law Group at 855.339.8879.
Can I Sue for a Spinal Cord Stimulator After a Fall?
Yes, we can sue the at-fault parties, if you have to have implanted a spinal cord stimulator after you suffer a slip, trip or fall. You can talk to us about your claim, by calling our Los Angeles case lawyers who can file a lawsuit on your behalf. For a consideration and free consultation, just call now and we will be able to talk to you about your case with our case attorneys in Los Angeles. It is easy to make the first call, we will be in a good position to answer your questions concerning the loss, when you reach out to us today at the DTLA Law Group.
Average Case Value of a Spinal Cord Stimulator Implanted After a Slip, Trip and Fall Accident
The average case value of a spinal cord stimulator having to be implanted, following a slip, trip and fall accident can range from $200,000 to over $5 million. Depending on the extent of your spinal injury, pain and suffering, damages, expenses and other medical costs, your claim will fall sightly out of this range related to your own expenses related to the loss.
How Long Does It Take to Settle and to Get Paid on These Cases?
It can take up to 5-8 months to settle on a claim for a spinal cord stimulator after a fall. If you have tripped and fallen, or slipped and fell and injured your back or spinal area, you might need to have a spinal cord stimulator implanted to help you manage the pain related to your injury. Your claim will need a thorough review by our legal team, and we are here to help you make that happen when you call us at the DTLA Law Group.
Statute Of Limitations – How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
The statute of limitations in California for personal injury lawsuit filing is two years.
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We are here to help you get the understanding that you need, when you have to have a spinal cord stimulator implanted after an accidental fall. You can call us at the DTLA Law Group at 855.339.8879. We are able to give to you a free consultation on your claim. Just give us a call today, to start the process to recovery on your claim.