Medical Costs Involved With Serious Spinal Cord Injury Cases

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Severe spinal cord injuries (SCI) can cause partial or complete paralysis and result in a lifetime of medical care. If you or a loved one suffers a serious spinal cord injury, Seattle spinal cord injury lawyers can work to maximize your financial recovery so the compensation is adequate to cover your needs.

SCI medical care often involves laboratory work, nursing, pharmacy, radiology, surgery and other assistive care. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that the cost of yearly care may range from $15,000 to $30,000. The estimated lifetime cost can range from $500,000 to more than $3 million, depending on injury severity. Tetraplegia, which involves paralysis from the neck down, may cost more than twice and close to three times the expense of paraplegia, which is paralysis from the torso down. These estimates are only for medical costs and do not take into consideration lost wages and lost future earning capacity, which if the injury occurs while the person is young — perhaps in their 20s or 30s — could be considerable.

When estimating damages to bring a case, spinal cord injury attorneys in Seattle, WA gather extensive information to determine all economic damages. They also calculate non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, loss of consortium and whatever else may be relevant to the case.

At the Law Offices of Dean Standish Perkins & Associates, our attorneys understand that the costs for SCI can be overwhelming. We offer a free consultation to SCI victims and their families to discuss pursuing a case.

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