Spinal Cord Injury
Baton Rouge, Louisiana Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Handling Serious Back Injuries in Louisiana That Cause Paralysis, Paraplegia and Quadriplegia
Accident victims can suffer any one or more of a variety of spinal cord injuries. Some of the most common are injuries to the lumbar (back) or cervical (neck) intervertebral discs. Disc injuries come with many different labels - degenerative disc disease, slipped disc, disc tear, disc degeneration, bulging disc, ruptured disc, herniated disc or collapsed disc, just to name a few.
The severity of such injuries can range from mild to extremely severe, and can leave the victim disabled for life. Such injuries can involve nerve damage and paralysis depending upon the extent of the injury.
Structure of the Spine
The reason spinal cord injuries are serious is because the backbone is made of three segments—the cervical spine, the thoracic spine, and the lumbar spine. The cervical spine consists of seven bones, called vertebrae, and is where the head and neck are connected to the rest of the body. The thoracic spine consists of the twelve vertebrae of the mid-back region. The lower back region is made up of the five lumbar vertebrae. Even the slightest damage to any of these regions of the spine can result in lifelong hindrances to the normal functioning of the individual.
The bones of the spine are separated by the intervertebral discs. The discs act as cushions of material between the bones of the spine. When one or more of these discs begins to bulge or rupture, this can cause them to touch and irritate nearby nerves. If the bulge or herniation is in the cervical (neck) spine, this can cause symptoms such as tingling and numbness, shooting pains or muscle weakness, usually into the arms or fingers, depending upon the level of the disc. If the bulging or herniated disc is in the lumbar (back) spine, it can causing tingling and numbness, shooting pains or muscle weakness down one or both legs, and even bowel or bladder problems (known as cauda equina syndrome).
Bulging and herniated disc injuries can be caused by trauma from severe or even minor accidents, whether the result of a car accident, trucking accident, industrial accident, offshore injury or maritime injury. Bulging or herniated disc injuries can be extremely painful and at times disabling. Prompt competent medical attention is essential.
Call a Qualified and Experienced Professional
Experienced and hardworking attorney Price McNamara handles spinal cord injury cases across New Orleans, Kenner, Lafayette, Mandeville, Lafourche, Terrebonne, Jefferson, Orleans, East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Ascension, and St. John Parishes. If you think that you have a basis for a personal injury claim, or have been hurt or injured due to someone’s negligence or fault, call Louisiana personal injury attorney Price McNamara at his Baton Rouge office (225-201-8311) or his Metairie office (504-458-8455) to have your queries answered or to schedule a free consultation. His extensive trial experience of over 20 years, proven track record and limited caseload philosophy ensure that you will obtain excellent personal attention and a patient hearing on a consistent basis.
At the Law Offices of J. Price McNamara, we understand the family devastation and damages caused by spinal cord injuries. We are experienced in helping accident victims recover what they are entitled to receive by law.
Mr. McNamara holds the highest possible peer review rating of "AV" ("Very High to Pre-Eminent") for professional excellence and ethical standards.
WITH OFFICES IN BATON ROUGE (HEADQUARTERS) AND METAIRIE, MR. MCNAMARA ACCEPTS SELECT LOUISIANA CASES STATEWIDE.
If you or a family member or friend has suffered a spinal cord injury, we can help.