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New York Brown-Sequard Syndrome

A spinal cord injury involving a cut, bruise or lesion on the spinal cord is one of the most serious injuries that you can suffer in an accident. A spinal cord injury could at a minimum reduce your ability to move or feel sensations. In the most severe cases spinal cord injuries leave victims permanently paralyzed. There are many different types of spinal cord injuries including Brown-Sequard syndrome. Brown-Sequard syndrome involves an injury to one side of the spinal cord. It is characterized by loss of motor function, loss of sense and fine touch, loss of position sense, signs of weakness on the side of the body that corresponds with the side of the spine where the injury occurred. Like many other types of spinal cord injuries, Brown-Sequard syndrome is an injury that is often suffered as a result of negligence. It can also be caused by an intentional act of violence such as a gunshot wound or by medical malpractice. If you sustained a Brown-Sequard syndrome injury due to the negligence or intentional act of another person, contact an experienced New York Brown-Sequard syndrome lawyer who will thoroughly investigate what caused your accident and build a strong injury case against the defendant in order for you to receive the maximum compensation to which you are entitled under the law.

Common causes of Brown-Sequard syndrome

While Brown-Sequard syndrome can be caused by a tumor on the spine of diseases such as tuberculosis or multiple sclerosis, it is also commonly caused by spinal cord trauma that occurs in accidents. In fact, it is estimated that 40% of spinal cord injuries each year are due to auto accidents and motorcycle accidents. In a car accident, vertebrae in a victim’s spine can become fractured, dislocated, crushed or compressed. Depending on what part of the spine is damaged, the victim may end up with Brown-Sequard syndrome.

As experienced New York Brown-Sequard syndrome attorneys, we also are aware that car accidents are not the only cause of this type of injury to the spine. Other causes of Brown-Sequard are any type of accident in which the victim falls or something falls on the victim. In addition, acts of violence such as a gunshot wound, stab wound, or severe blow to the neck or back can leave the victim with Brown-Sequard syndrome or some other type of spinal injury.

Pursuing compensation

If you are now suffering from Brown-Sequard syndrome following an accidental or intentional act of another person, under New York law you have the right to pursue recompense through a personal injury claim. Victims who suffer from spinal cord injuries including Brown-Sequard, typically have significant medical bills not just immediately after the accident, but often for the rest of their lives. In addition, because spinal cord injury victims often have to miss a great deal of work or unable to return to work at all, victims find themselves suffering financially because of a loss of income and diminished ability to earn income in the future.

A personal injury claim is not the only potential source of recovery for an spinal cord injury. If you injury occurred while you were working, regardless of whether or not it happened in your workplace and regardless of fault, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Discuss with a Brown-Sequard syndrome attorney in New York the details of how your accident occurred to ensure that you file claims for the compensation and benefits for which you are eligible.

Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates

If your baby was born seriously injured during labor or delivery, and you believe it was due to your doctor mishandling a prolonged labor, it is important that you are represented by an experienced prolonged labor attorney serving New York. The staff at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates has the knowledge, skill and resources to help you determine if your child’s condition is the result of negligence, and to help you demand compensation for your child’s care if negligence was involved. Contact us at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County and Westchester County.

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