Contact Our Glenview / Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers specialize in Illinois Spinal Cord Injury & Paralysis that, in IL, are usually from trauma sustained from a Motorcycle & Car accident. Cullotta Law Offices has been litigating brain and spine injury settlements since 2006. Most Chicago Personal Injury cannot say the same.
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Our firms concussion settlement demands for a traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury caused by an Auto accident are usually six-figures. How much is your concussion or spinal cord injury worth? Contact us. Tell us about your accident and injury. Ask us anything.
Josephine Cullotta has studied and worked in the medical field prior to becoming an attorney. Her passion and compassion mirrors her perseverance for recovering the maximum award or settlement. It is a legal area she loves and continues to want to learn more about still today.
Initially, you may believe your case is not worth very much. After Cullotta Law Offices has worked up the damages based on the facts of the case, you might be surprised at how much you are compensated. For example, a mild traumatic brain injury is often under valued. Cullotta Law Offices settled a rear-end concussion for $400,000 with medical bills less than $22,000 in specials and plaintiff still working at the time of settlement.
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A spinal cord injury is caused by nerve damage to the bone that protects the spinal canal rather than by an actual back or neck injury. Loss of function results from the trauma to the spinal cord but usually leaves the cord intact and bruised.
The outer layer conducts impulses triggered by pressure, pain, and other sensory stimuli; conducts motor impulses that, in turn, activate muscles and glands. The inner layer is composed of nerve cell bodies that run through the cord into the brain.
Within the gray matter lies the spinal canal through which the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) circulates.
A complete loss of function means all nerves are compress and there is loss all movement or sensation below the site of injury. On the the other hand, a partial loss of function means the nerves are partially compressed; some function remains unharmed.
Spinal cord injuries may also be on both sides of the body or one side). One side of body or on both sides.
What Is an Incomplete Injury?
A complete SCI (quadriplegia) means there is no sensation and movement below the site of the trauma. This complete SCI may be caused by BRUISING, loss of blood to OR pressure on the spinal cord.
According to Christopher & Dana Reeves Foundation, the higher in the spinal column an injury occurs, the more function a person will lose.
These other changes in addition to loss of sensation and motor function may include: inability to control bowel, bladder, and sexual function, low blood pressure, autonomic dysreflexia (for injuries above T6), deep vein thrombosis (DVT), spasticity, and chronic pain.