Effect of a Spinal Cord Injury on Family Members

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Suffering a spinal cord injury will permanently change the life of the injury victim and his or her family. Every day is a challenge when a person cannot care for himself or herself without help. The family often becomes the caregivers, which can have drastic effects on the family dynamic.

The attorneys at Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C., have helped many families deal with the legal, financial and personal concerns of spinal cord injuries. We know the challenges facing parents, spouses and children when a family member suffers paralysis, paraplegia or quadriplegia. We will thoroughly discuss the needs of your injured family member and the family as a whole to ensure we seek adequate compensation. Please call (415) 433-4440 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with an Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo or San Francisco injury lawyer.

The Emotional and Financial Costs Are Great

Many spinal cord injury patients need medical care for the rest of their lives. Because they typically need specialists, the cost for doctor and hospital visits, as well as in-home care and rehabilitation, can be in the millions of dollars over a lifetime.

While the specifics of a person’s injury will affect the total cost, the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center estimates that the lifetime cost of health care for a 25-year old with quadriplegia may be more than $3 million. The medical costs for a 25-year old with paraplegia may be more than $1 million. These estimates do not include the additional costs of lost income and other benefits.

We seek compensation for past and future medical bills, pain and suffering, lost income and other expenses. When appropriate, we will also seek compensation for loss of consortium.

Representing Families in the San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose or San Mateo Areas

To schedule a free initial consultation, please call (415) 433-4440 today.

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