Symptoms of SCI
Recognizing a Spinal Cord Injury
In most cases, symptoms of a spinal cord injury (SCI) will appear immediately, particularly in the most severe SCI cases. However, if gradual swelling, fluid accumulation and infection are factors, the symptoms of SCI may take more time to present themselves.
With more than 30 years of experience handling serious injury cases for people in Santa Ana and throughout California, the lawyers of Aitken Aitken Cohn have learned how to recognize spinal cord injury symptoms, to some extent. What is more important is the fact that we know the medical professionals to employ to see that our clients get the appropriate diagnosis and treatment.
As lawyers, our true strength is not in the recognition of spinal cord injury symptoms or the treatment of the condition, but in our ability to fight to get the victim compensation to cover the costs of cutting edge medical care. Our reputation has been built on this strength.
Symptoms of Spinal Cord Injury
While the symptoms of severe spinal cord injuries are never missed, those that present themselves after minor injuries are often overlooked. In fact, a significant portion of cervical fractures are misdiagnosed. Misdiagnosis can be prevented by recognizing subtle symptoms, such as:
- Weakness in limbs
- Coordination problems
- Tingling or numbness in limbs
- Loss of bowel and bladder control
- Difficulty breathing
- Abnormal sweating
Even if these symptoms do not appear immediately, it is important that they be brought to the attention of a doctor. Misdiagnosis and the subsequent delay in treatment of a spinal cord injury can cause enormous and irreparable damage. We work hard to make certain our clients are diagnosed and treated properly and in a timely fashion.
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Our attorneys welcome the privilege of consulting with you about your spinal cord injury (SCI) claim. We accept cases on a contingency basis. We will advance all costs necessary to successfully prosecute your case. We are only paid for our services if we get results for you. Contact our attorneys today.