Brown-Sequard Syndrome is a rare condition that can result from an injury to the neck or back and renders the victim paralyzed on one side of his or her body and without sensations on the other side. It is one of several kinds of severe spinal cord injuries that have life altering consequences. If you have suffered a life changing injury, the spinal cord injury attorneys at the Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers are available to help you recover the compensation that you need so that you don’t need to be burdened any further with the expensive cost of ongoing medical care.
Causes of Brown-Sequard Syndrome
Brown Sequard Syndrome is the result of an injury to one side of the spine. Typically, the brain is still able to transmit impulses through the other side of the spine, but the damage done can affect the ability to sense temperature and other sensations. Puncture wounds to the back or neck are the primary cause of Brown-Sequard Syndrome, but it can also be caused by depleted or restricted blood flow, which causes tissue death in the spine. Common causes include the following.
- Car accidents (view page here)
- Trauma to the neck or back
- Slips and falls
- Work accidents (look here)
- Medical malpractice (learn more here)
Diagnosis and Treatment
Weakness on one side of the body and partial paralysis are the most common indicators of Brown-Sequard Syndrome but other symptoms include loss of sensory function and bowel control. Tests such as MRIs, x rays and CT scans are required to diagnose the condition. Once diagnosed, treatment options are considered and may include one or multiple surgeries. It is possible to restore function to the patient’s entire body but some patients may never recover motor function on one side of their bodies.
When to Pursue a Personal Injury Lawsuit
Due to the statute of limitations, which limits the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit, and the cost of medical procedures, it is important that your personal injury lawyer get to work putting together your case as soon as possible. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers is a leading law firm in Illinois that represents those who have been injured due to the actions of others. If you have been injured in an accident or due to an act of negligence, contact us for a free consultation.
We will evaluate your case, thoroughly explain your rights and let you know all of the steps that need to be taken to ensure the maximum recovery of damages. We have all of the resources needed to win your case and our lawyers have successfully represented clients with spinal cord injuries just like yours. We are ready to fight on your behalf so that you can focus on your recovery instead of worrying about your expenses. We will never ask for payment upfront and promise to win or settle your case for you, or our services and advice are free of charge.