Category Archives: Spinal Cord Injury

A spinal cord injury can be devastating to victims as well as their family. Our Atlantic City and Cape May legal team can help victims hold those responsible for their pain and suffering accountable.

Get the Facts About Spinal Cord Injuries

Car accidents are the highest cause of spinal cord injuries in the United States today. We should expect this to continue to increase as problems such as distracted driving become more common. Spine injuries can be placed into three groups. Cervical Spine (C-spine) injury. This includes injuries that are located around the upper spine or neck areas. Thoracic Spine (T-spine) injury. These injuries are around the mid-back or shoulder blades. Lumbar Spine (L-spine) injury. This refers to injuries around the tailbone or lower back. How Much Does a Spinal Cord Injury Cost? The hospital stay immediately following a spinal cord injury lasts around 15 days on average. During this time, the patient will most likely be placed in an intensive care unit (ICU). Then they may stay another 44 days in a rehabilitation unit. This could leave a victim owing around $140,000 just from staying in the hospital and that…
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Could This New Treatment Help Victims of Spinal Cord Injury?

An experimental new treatment using stem cells recently helped a victim of spinal cord injury regain partial control of his limbs. Kris Boeson was in a tragic car accident that left him paralyzed from the neck down. When he first returned home from the hospital, he struggled to breath without medical assistance, and he expected to need help taking care of himself for the rest of his life. Kris and his family explored options for treatment, but most of the spinal injury treatments today are surgeries aimed at preventing further damage rather than resolving existing ailments. It seemed that this would be a permanent condition, until he encountered an opportunity to try something new in the field of medicine. Are Stem Cells a New Treatment for Spinal Injury? Kris’ road to recovery started when he discovered a new trial with Dr. Edward Wirth II at Asterias Biotherapeutics. The treatment uses…
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