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What Is The True Cost of Care for a Spinal Cord Injury?

What Is The True Cost of Care for a Spinal Cord Injury?

As Atlanta personal injury attorneys, our team at Kaufman Law, P.C. knows full well the extent that an injury and the medical costs of therapy and treatment can be astronomical. If you have been growing increasingly anxious about the rising costs of your health care, you are not alone. This applies in particular if you have suffered a spinal cord injury.
Below, we discuss the variables that factor into the overall cost of treating spinal cord injuries. Once this has been determined, it can then be used to compute the overall expenses of a personal injury claim. Read on to learn more!

Treatments for Spinal Cord Injuries

What is important to understand is that every person is different, and every injury is different as well. The costs of treatment may depend on those factors, as well as the severity of the spinal cord injury, such as if the individual suffered paraplegia (partial paralysis) or quadriplegia (full paralysis). The figures, however, estimate that the costs certainly reach thousands of dollars over the course of one’s lifetime.
Here is a chart of estimated costs, according to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation:

  • Loss of motor function
    • Age 25: $1, 578, 274
    • Age 50: $1, 113, 990
  • Paraplegia
    • Age 25: $2, 310, 104
    • Age 50: $1, 516, 052
  • Low tetraplegia
    • Age 25: $3, 451, 781
    • Age 50: $2, 123, 154
  • High tetraplegia
    • Age 25: $4, 724, 181
    • Age 50: $2, 596, 329

Remember that these costs are only estimates, however, and might not factor other costs such as medical devices, prosthetics, loss of earnings due to inability to work, and the costs of pain and suffering. That is where filing an injury claim comes into play—and that is where we can help.
If you would like more information about how our attorneys can help you find just compensation, please bring your case to Kaufman Law, P.C. as soon as possible. We can determine the actual and true value of your case, help you find the appropriate compensation that can help ease some of your burdens, and take legal action against those responsible for causing the accident that led to your injuries.

Please call us at (404) 355-4000 today to schedule your free case consultation.

At Kaufman Law, P.C., we are passionate about protecting the rights of injured individuals. If you were recently injured in a negligence-related accident, turn to our reputable attorneys for the support you need during this difficult time. Our Atlanta personal injury attorneys work diligently to secure maximum compensation so that our clients can move on with their lives without experiencing financial strain as a result of their injuries. Should you decide to be represented by our firm, you can feel peace of mind in knowing you have enlisted the services of a reputable and caring law firm.


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