A spinal cord injury is a terrifying thing. Nature has done all it can to guard us against such injury, providing us with a hard, yet flexible, casing for the delicate nerves within.
Modern medical procedures also make safeguarding the spinal cord a top priority — the first step usually taken in treating someone with possible damage to the neck or back is to immobilize the spine.
Despite these natural and man-made precautions, it is inevitable that some spinal cord injuries will occur. When those injuries are caused by the negligent actions of someone else, it may be possible for the victim to take legal action. At Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald LLP, we may be able to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Since 1954, attorneys at our northeastern Pennsylvania law firm have built a reputation for effective and ethical legal representation.
Paraplegia and quadriplegia are often caused by severe trauma to the spinal cord. A car wreck that causes injury to the spine, a fall from scaffolding or a forklift accident all involve enough force to cause serious damage. However, a broken neck or a back injury will not necessarily cause paraplegia or quadriplegia. Paralysis occurs when the spinal cord injury is severe enough to damage the line of communication between the brain and the majority of the body, causing significant loss of function in other organs — especially voluntary muscles that move the arms, legs and core.
When paraplegia or quadriplegia does occur, the condition is virtually irreversible. Intensive therapy may restore some lost movement, but usually only a small amount. Accident victims and their families must adjust their entire lives to living with the injury. Often, this requires extensive medical treatment, remodeling the family home, continuing medical care and physical therapy, adaptive equipment and many more resources.
One of the best ways to ensure that these resources are available is to file a personal injury lawsuit in a Pennsylvania court. At Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald LLP, our attorneys help obtain favorable settlements and jury verdicts for people who suffer from quadriplegia or paraplegia as a result of someone else’s failure to act in a safe and responsible manner.
At Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald LLP, we proudly support our communities and our clients. Our lawyers have continuing involvement in many different organizations, including the Kevin Kitchnefsky Foundation for Spinal Cord Research. This foundation, started by a former client, raises funds for research dedicated to finding a cure for paralysis brought on by spinal cord injury. Attorney Richard A. Russo represented Kevin Kitchnefsky in his spinal injury case, and he serves on the Board of Directors of the Foundation.