• Spinal cord injuries by the numbers

    Posted on October 19th, 2009 admin No comments

    According to a recent study initiated by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, there are nearly 1 in 50 people living with paralysis—approximately 6 million people.
    That’s the same number of people as the combined populations of Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. Suffering a spinal cord injury is a life changing event; physically, emotionally and financially.

    The costs of living with a spinal cord injury can be substantial and vary due to the severity of injury. The following facts are according to The University of Alabama National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    In the first year, average yearly expenses can range from $228,566 to $775,567.
    For a 25 year old, estimated lifetime costs due to spinal cord injury can range from $681,843 to over $3 million.

    87.9% of all spinal cord injured individuals are discharged from hospitals to private homes.
    These are staggering figures and having a spinal cord injury attorney will help you plan for these future expenses. Linton & Hirshman, Attorneys at Law, have over 90 years of combined experience helping people to keep moving forward after suffering a spinal cord injury. Our attorneys Robert F. Linton, Jr., Ellen Hobbs Hirshman and Tobias J. Hirshman, will treat you with compassion and respect. While you or a loved one work at adapting your lives to the new circumstances, we will protect your rights and provide sound guidance in your spinal cord injury case.

    Your spinal cord injury attorney at Linton & Hirshman will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your case. All injury related expenses will be calculated to ensure you receive suitable compensation. Linton & Hirshman, Cleveland Malpractice attorneys, are committed to asserting the rights of spinal cord injury victims and their families. Contact an experienced Linton & Hirshman attorney today to schedule a free consultation. Home or hospital appointments are available. We are conveniently located in the warehouse district near the state and federal courthouses.

    Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institute of Health

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