Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers in Wheaton, Illinois
Legal Help for People With Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury (“SCI”) can be caused by trauma or by medical malpractice. At Walsh, Knippen & Cetina, Chartered, in Wheaton, Illinois, our attorneys seek financial compensation for clients no matter what type of negligence caused their injuries.
Spinal cord injury requires specialized medical attention and rehabilitative care. The full costs of treatment must be estimated and factored into the financial demand if the spinal cord injury survivor and family are to have any kind of financial security following the injury.
We are experienced attorneys who have successfully represented people with paraplegia, quadriplegia, and other forms of paralysis and nerve damage caused by car accidents, sports injuries, construction accidents, falls, and other events involving negligence.
Nerve Damage and Spinal Cord Injury Caused by Medical Negligence
Because of our extensive experience in medical malpractice claims, we are well-positioned to represent people who have experienced nerve damage or injuries to the spine and spinal cord caused by:
- Surgical errors resulting in cuts to the facial nerves and partial paralysis
- Spine surgery
- Misdiagnosed scoliosis
- Monarch instrumentation
- Errors in placing spinal hardware (screws)
- Errors in spinal fusion surgery
- Removing the wrong intervertebral disc
- Failure to diagnose and treat kyphosis (dowagers hump)
- Errors in laminectomy procedures
- Errors in spondylolisthesis surgery
- Microdysectomy errors
- Birth injuries
Our lawyers work with medical experts, vocational economists, and certified life care planners to establish the loss of the injured persons functional capacity and the lifetime costs of injury.
Building a Case for Full Recovery
In cases involving spinal cord injury, we analyze the facts of the case and develop a strategy for obtaining the full amount of financial compensation for the damages, from future medical care and vocational training to the costs of a handicapped van, wheelchairs, and home remodeling to make it handicapped accessible.
If you or a family member suffered a spinal cord injury because of someone else’s negligence, please contact our law firm to discuss your case. The initial consultation is free and you will pay no legal fees unless we obtain money damages in your case.
To learn more about our practice representing spinal cord injury and nerve damage victims, please review the following case history:
- $7.3 million: Facial paralysis caused by medical negligence