The long-term effects of both brain and spinal cord injuries can be debilitating. The Schuerman Law Firm will go to work for you to make sure that you have the opportunity for access to adequate testing and that you receive all the necessary care you deserve.

Some brain injuries can be detected during an emergency room visit by an MRI, CT scan, X-ray or EEG, while others are not immediately obvious as they occur within the deep recesses of the brain. In spinal cord injury cases there can be weeks to months and even years of rehabilitation needed and the level of recovery varies.

Symptoms of Brain Injury

  • Loss of Consciousness
  • Dilated Pupils, or Pupils of Uneven Size
  • Vision Issues: Blurred, Double, Light Sensitivity, Inability to Move Eyes or Blindness
  • Balance Problems
  • Dizziness
  • Respiratory Failure or Problems Breathing
  • Slow Pulse and Breathing Rate with an Increase in Blood Pressure
  • Inability or Difficulty Moving Body Part
  • Vomiting
  • Inability to Respond – Not Alert
  • Sluggish, Sleepy, or Easily Fatigued
  • Headache
  • Confusion or Difficulty with Thinking Skills – Memory or Judgment
  • Poor Attention Span
  • Difficulty processing thoughts or slowed processing speed
  • Ears Ringing or Difficulty Hearing
  • Odd Emotional Responses – increased irritability and frustration or inappropriate anger, laughing, or crying
  • Difficulty Speaking or Swallowing
  • Numbness or Tingling in Body Parts
  • Bladder and Bowel Control Problems

Types of Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Paralysis: Complete, Incomplete, Monoplegia, Diplegia, Hemiplegia, Paraplegia, Quadriplegia, Flaccid, Facial, Partial, Sleep, Periodic, Todd’s, Tick, Alternating Hemiplegia
  • Muscular dystrophy

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