Unnecessary Health Problems Associated With Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury is devastating. Life as a paraplegic or quadriplegic requires extensive medical care, therapy and adjusting to a new life.
Many people living with a paralysis also commonly suffer from secondary health complications. Depending on the injury, individuals are susceptible to pressure ulcers or bed sores, deep vein thrombosis, sepsis and many other life-threatening health issues.
These can be avoided with the help of seasoned medical professionals on hand to assist. Unfortunately, many doctors, nurses and other health care professionals fail to provide the level of care to victims of spinal cord injuries, causing them unnecessary further injury.
Medical Negligence Lawsuits
When physicians or other medical professionals’ negligent action or inaction fall below the standard of care provided to patients in similar circumstances, and such action results in injury, a patient may be able to file a medical malpractice claim.
Help From A Lawyer With First-Hand Knowledge
At Cole Law Firm, we have helped many individuals in Houston and surrounding areas with medical malpractice claims and other personal injury lawsuits.
Our founding attorney, Toby Cole, also knows first-hand the challenges of living with a paralysis. At age 18, Toby was injured in a diving accident, and today, he lives as a quadriplegic.
Like many people living with a paralysis, Toby relies on various assistants and medical professionals every single day. He understands the potential complications that can and do arise from these injuries.
Board Certification In Personal Injury Law
Toby has litigated cases in courts across the state of Texas and negotiated with many insurance companies. Toby’s superior proficiency in trial work is why he has earned board certification in personal injury law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Such a distinction is rare; less than 2 percent of practicing attorneys in the state of Texas can attest to board certification.
Reach Out To Us For Help
If you believe a doctor caring for you or a loved one failed to provide proper treatment or care with regard to your spinal cord injury, reach out to us to schedule a consult to talk about potential legal recourse options.