What are the medical costs of a spinal cord injury?

What are the medical costs of a spinal cord injury?

Spinal cord injury damages can easily be in excess of tens of millions of dollars. Emergency room treatment, long-term hospitalization, surgeries, rehabilitation therapy, long-term or permanent medical assistance, required medical devices and the lost earning capacity over a person’s remaining life expectancy can often be considerable.

People suffering from spinal cord injuries need different degrees of care throughout their lifetime, including:

  • In-home 24-hour nursing care;
  • Modified housing and vehicles;
  • Medical care and prescription medications;
  • Assistance with activities of daily living, including preparation of meals, dressing, and housecleaning.

An expert life care planner will assess the plaintiff's future needs and testify about them in court. Often, a family member may take responsibility for providing care and support. The planner will estimate the costs for paid providers.

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