What Is Spinal Cord Injury?
The spinal cord is the bundle of nerves that runs from your brain and down your back through your spinal column, which is composed of a number of bones known as vertebrae. It connects your body to your brain, allowing your brain to control and regulate the body’s function.
In a spinal cord injury, damage is done to the nerve bundle or its connecting nerves, impairing its ability to carry signals back and forth from the body to the brain.
What Are The Types Of Spinal Cord Injury? Spinal cord injury can be classified either by the amount of the body affected or by the exact location of the injury.
Classification by the amount of the body affected is either quadriplegia (or tetraplegia), paraplegia, or incomplete motor functional injuries.
In quadriplegia, a victim is unable to move any of his or her limbs. In paraplegia a victim is unable to move his or her legs but retains control of his or her arms.
In incomplete motor functional injuries, an injury victim retains partial function of the limbs. Injuries can also be to the sensory system instead of the motor system. Exact location of the injury is typically designated with a letter and a number.
What Factors are involved and known causes of spinal cord injuries?
Motor vehicle accidents, Falls, violence (gunshot and knife wounds) and Sports and recreation (e.i. trampoline parks) injuries Because of its contribution to motor vehicle accidents and violence, alcohol is a factor in about a quarter of all spinal cord injuries.
Cases of Paralysis have happened at a trampoline park
One of the most serious injuries that can take place at a trampoline park is paralysis, including paraplegia, quadriplegia, monoplegia, diplegia, and hemiplegia.
Paralysis is most commonly caused by spinal cord or brain trauma, sometimes attributable to negligence on the part of medical practitioners, but can take place at a trampoline park (here is a story of a police officer who suffered paralysis at a trampoline park).
If you’ve suffered paralysis as a result of negligent medical care, or if you were not sufficiently warned of the risks of the procedure that caused your paralysis, you may be able to recover damages for your case, including medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, and, in some cases, punitive damages.
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