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A spinal cord injury is a catastrophic injury in the truest sense. Like the brain, the spinal cord can’t grow back the way other body tissues can. And like the brain, the spinal cord controls essential, basic functions that may be gone forever after an injury. Victims are left with permanent, lifelong disabilities that range from toe and foot movement problems to complete paralysis from the neck down (quadriplegia). It’s no exaggeration to call that loss devastating, physically and emotionally, for victims and their families.
Our spinal cord injury attorneys represent clients in Los Angeles, Orange County, and throughout Southern California.
Because spinal cord injuries, like paralysis, are expensive to treat and sometimes rob the victim of a career, they can also be a great financial burden. Victims will need intensive short-term medical care, and most will need physical therapy and ongoing treatment from a spinal care specialist. Very seriously injured victims may need multiple surgeries, long-term therapy or even around-the-clock care. Even families with good medical insurance may not be able to afford the best possible treatments. If the accident was caused by someone else’s careless or malicious behavior, victims have the right to sue to hold that person or organization responsible for the results.
Resources for Victims of Spinal Cord Injury
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation – The Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.
United Spinal Association – Spinal cord resource center that aims to answer the who, what, where, when, why, and how of spinal cord injury and diseases.
Disability Resources – A collection of resources and businesses that help people with disabilities.
Disability.gov – The U.S. federal government website for information on disability programs and services nationwide. Disability.gov connects people with disabilities and their families with a variety of helpful resources.
If you or a loved one have suffered a serious spinal cord injury, your life as you know may change dramatically. Adjusting to that change may be difficult, especially on your own. To help, the internet offers a vast collection of resources and other materials that can help with the adjustment and aid in educate you or family members.
Panish Shea & Boyle is one of America’s leading injury and consumer protection law firms. Our partners have won multiple record-setting verdicts and settlements, including Beltran v. Chadwick Helmuth, in which partner Kevin Boyle won a $13.55 million settlement for an Army helicopter maintenance officer who was rendered quadriplegic in the crash of a defective helicopter over Iraq. The firm excels at winning lawsuits that present complicated medical and legal issues; partners have taken several national leadership roles in complex pharmaceutical class actions and aviation disaster lawsuits.
Attorneys at Panish | Shea | Boyle | Ravipudi LLP are leaders in their fields. All of our attorneys are active in professional life and often take leadership roles in professional organizations like the Consumer Attorneys of California and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. Partners Adam Shea and Brian Panish frequently speak to other attorneys about trial procedures and practice, and Kevin Boyle has edited the American Bar Association’s Aviation Litigation Quarterly. The firm has won more than 150 verdicts and settlements of $1 million or more.
Sample Spinal Cord Injury Verdicts & Settlements
- Lampe v. Continental General Tire $55,600,000
- Ledesma v. Patel $9,500,000
- Doe v. Auto Manufacturer $8,500,000
- Doe v. Auto Manufacturer $7,000,000
- Surrency v. Herman Miller $3,300,000
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