Representing Victims of Spinal Cord Injuries Throughout Illinois
Spinal cord injuries are often devastating, with significant and lifelong effects. Because the spinal cord carries messages between the brain and the rest of the body, spinal cord injuries may result in paralysis or loss of bodily functions. At Cogan & Power, we understand that spinal cord injuries often dramatically alter the lives of the victim and those who care for him or her. Our lawyers are committed to making the process of legal recovery as supportive and successful as possible.
The Chicago spinal injury attorneys at Cogan & Power, P.C. focus on helping the victims of spinal cord injuries and other catastrophic personal injuries, such as amputations and head injuries, recover the compensation they need and deserve. The dedicated and committed personal injury attorneys at Cogan & Power take a collaborative, compassionate approach to legal representation. Not only do we advise our clients of their legal rights and assist them with their legal claims, but we also help them manage any employment-related consequences of the accident, and invest ourselves in their comprehensive recovery and overall well-being. We understand this it is often difficult for injured clients to travel, so we frequently meet with clients in their homes, and each client has a one-on-one relationship and direct communication with the partner handling the case.
Substantial Spinal Cord Injury Settlements and Verdicts
As experienced personal injury attorneys, we will efficiently and effectively analyze your case, manage legal issues that arise, and vigorously advocate on your behalf in both settlement negotiations and a court of law. We have a proven track record of success, having obtained a number of multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients, including $11.4 million for the surviving family of a man who died as a result of injuries sustained during a cervical cord fusion surgery and over $5 million for a man who suffered exacerbated back injuries following a fusion surgery.
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, do not hesitate to contact Cogan & Power at (312) 477-2500 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our skilled Chicago personal injury attorneys.
Spinal Cord Injuries
The spinal cord carries messages between the brain and the rest of the body. When the spinal cord is injured, paralysis can result. The severity of a spinal cord injury will depend on the location of the injury. The higher the spinal injury, the more of the body will be affected. An injury to the middle or lower spine often affects the legs, but an injury to the upper spine can result in quadriplegia, paralyzing the arms and legs.
There are two types of spinal cord injuries: complete and incomplete spinal injuries. Complete spinal injuries involve a complete loss of sensation and movement (paralysis) below the site of the injury, whereas incomplete spinal injuries may still allow for some function below the site of the injury.
Spinal cord injuries can also result in a number of other medical conditions, including chronic pain, muscle spasms, sexual dysfunction, bladder infections, lung infections, and bed sores.
Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal injuries can be caused by a number of catastrophic accidents, such as a car accident, construction accident or gunshot injury, or as a result of medical malpractice. Some of the leading causes of spinal cord injuries include:
- Auto accidents
- Commercial trucking accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Construction accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Diving accidents
- Electric shock
- Bullet or stab wounds
- Sports injuries
Spinal cord injuries can be medically, emotionally, and financially devastating. At Cogan & Power, our compassionate Chicago spinal cord attorneys are committed to protecting your legal rights, as well as your personal interests. We not only provide you with the legal help you need to recover, we are invested in your overall health and well-being.
Contact our office at (312) 477-2500 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our Chicago spinal injury attorneys to discuss a possible personal injury or medical malpractice lawsuit. If you cannot come to our offices in downtown Chicago, we will come to you. And because we take cases on a contingency basis, you will not pay any fee unless we get you compensation.