The spinal cord is simply a bunch of nerves. Its function is not so simple, though, and it is extremely important: the spinal cord allows the brain to communicate with the rest of the body. When the spinal cord is damaged—from motor vehicle accidents, construction site accidents and defective products, for example-- victims can experience decreased or lost function of their limbs. Currently, medical technology is unable to restore a damaged spinal cord to a healthy, well-functioning state. Explore the “big picture”: the systems of the spine and mechanism of injury to this vital part, and a step-by-step guide to developing a case for damages.
Summary of ContentsA Primer on Spinal Cord Injuries
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Rehabilitation Issues and Long Term Needs
Emotional and Psychosocial Issues Dealing with a Catastrophically Injured Person
Handling the Catastrophic Injured Victim’s Case
Life Care Plans for Catastrophic Injuries