Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer in Portland
Spinal cord injuries, both traumatic and nontraumatic, can lead to lasting disability. If you or someone you love is living with paraplegia, quadriplegia, or another spine injury related condition, you may have legal recourse if the injury was sustained through the negligent or wrongful acts of another.
Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC was voted one of the “Best Law Firms” by US News in the practice area of personal injury litigation for plaintiffs. This means we have been recognized for excellence in pursing justice for the wrongfully injured. Our firm works diligently, understanding that behind every case is a person who deserves their day in court.
Recent results achieved include:
- $7 million dollar jury verdict for a 16-year old boy who became a quadriplegic during an unsupervised outing. A no-offer case.
- $4 million dollar settlement for failing to timely order imaging studies and diagnosing a spinal abscess resulting in complete paraplegia from the waist down.
- Confidential policy limits settlement for motorcyclist hit by car turning in front of and paralyzing the cyclist.
Medical Costs Associated with Spine Injuries
In addition to the physical toll caused by spinal cord injuries, there is also a substantial financial toll. Some of the major medical costs associated with spine injuries include –
- Diagnostic Test Expenses
To accurately diagnose a spine injury, doctors often use CT scans, X-rays, and MRI technology, all of which can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
If you are hospitalized for any length of time to treat a spine injury, this can lead to costly medical bills.
This is often a necessary treatment for spine injury patients. Surgery can remove foreign objects in the spine, repair fractures, or reinforce the spinal column.
An increasing number of patients are receiving experimental treatments and rehabilitation. These types of treatments can promote nerve healing, but they can be costly.
- Ongoing Treatment & Assistance
After initial diagnosis and treatment, spine injury patients typically receive ongoing medical treatment, rehabilitation, medication, and incur the cost of wheelchairs and related devices.
Individuals who are wrongfully injured may be able to seek financial compensation to cover the cost of these and other medical expenses.
How Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC Can Help You
If you or someone you love sustained a life-altering spine injury due to a car accident, surgical injury, workplace accident, or through some type of negligence/wrongdoing, we invite you to contact Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC. Our law firm advocates for accident victims throughout Oregon. Call us today or fill out our online form to tell us about your case and to discuss your legal options.