Spinal cord injury effects are usually lifelong. After stabilizing the injury and the victim, care becomes focused on preventing complications that could happen as a result of prolonged bed rest and keeping the victim comfortable.
Some spinal cord injuries take away the victim’s ability to move on their own for the rest of their life, especially with complete spinal cord injuries, so while in the hospital, and for the rest of their lives, a great deal of care must be kept to prevent long-term effects such as:
- bed sores
- progressive muscle weakness
- blood clots
Common long-term effects for any spinal cord injury victim, whether the injury is complete or incomplete are:
- Loss of movement
- Loss of sensation
- Loss of bowel and/or bladder control
- Exaggerated reflex actions or spasms
- Changes in sexual function, sexual sensitivity and fertility
- Pain or intense stinging sensation
- Physical, emotional, and mental wear
These effects could be temporary or life-long depending on the victim and the type of spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injury victims usually need to rely on others for assistance with even basic everyday tasks. Those close to spinal cord injury victims also experience physical, emotional and mental wear as their lives have also been altered to care for their loved one.
If you or a loved one is suffering from the long-term effects of a spinal cord injury that was caused by another’s negligence, please, contact our Pennsylvania Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers by calling 1-800-444-5309 or email us now for a free consultation. The attorneys at The Pisanchyn Law Firm want to help you and your loved ones after the tragedy you have experienced. We, along with our team of medical and legal experts, will fight to get you the compensation and justice you deserve.