Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal Cord InjuryIf you have been the victim of a spinal cord injury, it is essential to have a good Chicago medical malpractice attorney. The result of a spinal cord injury can be paralysis in the form of paraplegia or quadriplegia. Any form of paralysis is a life-altering condition. Modifications to your lifestyle, housing and transportation are usually necessary. In addition, constant medical care may be required. All these changes can add up to large sums of money.

Our Chicago spinal cord injury attorneys represent people who have suffered spinal cord injuries as a result of medical malpractice. Each situation is unique, and we begin our representation with a thorough review of the facts.

Our work often reveals errors made on the part of the doctor, nurse or hospital, which may include:

  • Incorrectly positioning a patient during surgery
  • Failure to monitor spinal cord function during spinal surgery or aortic aneurysm surgery
  • Improper chiropractic spine manipulation
  • Failure to immobilize spine following trauma
  • Failure to recognize spine fracture or dislocation after trauma

What Is Spinal Cord Injury?

Spinal cord injury (SCI) is damage to the spinal cord that causes a loss of functionality such as mobility or feeling. Spinal cord damage can be caused by trauma such as a car accident, a slip-and-fall or a gunshot. It can also be caused by diseases such as polio, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, and Lou Gehrig’s disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis — ALS). Spinal cord injuries can also be the result of automobile and motorcycle accidents, falls down stairs, gymnastic injuries, diving accidents and trampoline accidents.

Types of Spinal Cord Injuries

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If you or a loved one are a victim of an injury, and you wonder if doctor or hospital error may have been one of the causes, you may have a medical malpractice claim. The qualified Chicago medical malpractice attorneys at Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, have successfully litigated thousands of injury claims and obtained substantial awards for victims of medical malpractice in the Greater Chicago area. We have board-certified physicians and medically-trained attorneys ready to review your claim and help you or your loved one seek justice.

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At Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, we represent Illinois clients in Chicago and throughout Cook County, including the cities of Cicero, Elgin, Schaumburg, Oak Park, Maywood, Berwyn, Elmhurst, Evanston, Skokie, Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, Arlington Heights, Palatine and Hoffman Estates. We also help clients in DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, McHenry County, Will County and Winnebago County. If you have been the victim of medical malpractice in Illinois, CHH Law is the law firm with attorneys that can help.

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