Spinal Cord Injuries
Although any type of serious injury can be devastating, spinal cord injuries can have particularly serious effects, including the potential for permanent paralysis. While many types of severe injuries can fully or partially recover, when a person’s spinal cord is damaged or severed, his or her life may be permanently altered.
Paralysis can make doing everyday activities very difficult, if not impossible. If you or someone you love has suffered a spinal cord injury due to another person’s negligence, contact your Iowa personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are divided into two main types. These types are:
- Complete: Complete spinal cord injuries cause a complete loss of sensation and function in the affected parts of the body; they are usually caused by the complete severance of the spinal cord.
- Incomplete: Incomplete indicates that there is still a degree of either motor or sensory function in the affect area of the body.
Incomplete spinal injuries can be further divided into separate categories, depending on the severity of the symptoms they cause. These categories include:
- Type B: There is sensation but no motor function preserved.
- Type D: Motor function is preserved, and at least half of the key muscles have a muscle grade of 3 or more.
- Type E: There is complete and normal movement with little to not impairment.
Spinal cord injuries can be devastating to victims. Those that cause them through reckless or negligent actions should be brought to justice.
If you or someone you love has suffered a spinal cord injury caused by a negligent individual, contact your Iowa personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600.