Wrongful Death due to a Spinal Cord Injury

If you have lost a family member to wrongful death from a spinal injury, you are likely experiencing emotions ranging from shock to grief to anger. When a preventable accident causes a fatal spinal cord injury, the death is even more difficult to accept.

The attorneys at Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C., understand that your family is going through a terrible ordeal. We treat families with compassion as we pursue the compensation they need after a wrongful death. You can rely on our experience and history of success with spinal cord injury claims. Please call (415) 966-2626 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with an Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo or San Francisco wrongful death lawyer.

Causes of Death From Spinal Cord Injuries in Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo or San Francisco

In general, the higher on the spine the cord is injured or severed, the greater the likelihood the person will die. If the cord is completely severed, death may be instant.

For patients who survive the initial injury, the risk of death is greatest in the first year after the injury. The most common cause of death in spinal cord injury victims is respiratory failure. If the patient is intubated, the risk for pneumonia and infection increases.

Additional causes of death in spinal cord injury victims may include:

  • Blood clots/deep vein thrombosis
  • Stroke
  • Organ failure
  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • Seizures
  • Cerebral hemorrhage

Working with economic experts, we will calculate the amount of compensation your family needs. This may include past medical bills, pain and suffering of the victim, future lost earnings of the victim, loss of consortium and additional expenses, including funeral costs. We are committed to seeing that your family has the financial support necessary to move forward.

Seeking Damages for Wrongful Death Due to Spinal Cord Injuries in Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo or San Francisco

To schedule a free initial consultation, please call (415) 966-2626 today.

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