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Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Spinal Cord Injury on October 12th, 2009
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Spinal Cord Injury Treatment
Spinal cord injuries can be traumatic and frightening experiences to injury victims and their families. Often times, if you have suffered a spinal cord injury, you may experience physical injuries such as pain, discomfort, sensitivity, and related symptoms, while fear, anger, and an experience of loss and insecurity can also be common. It is important to address these matters.
Alongside these considerations, spinal cord injuries also require the serious and careful attention of a qualified and competent lawyer who specializes in the complex and constantly evolving science and law that surrounds spinal cord injuries in Canada. I have several clients with a spinal cord injuries and I understand how this is an incredibly difficult time for you, your family and your friends.
Here is some information for you to consider as you learn more about spinal cord injuries, which generally fall into two stages, known as (1) the Primary Stage and (2) the Secondary Stage of a spinal cord injury.
The primary spinal injury stage includes an initial physical trauma to the spine. This may occur if there is a very bad fall, motor vehicle accident (Car, Truck, snowmobile) and any other such kind of traumatic incident (Snowboarding, ski accident, soccer, etc).
The primary injury can be the result of a neurological injury or spinal cord injury due to: (1) Physical compression of the spinal cord/nerves: This may occurs secondary to injury to the bone, disc, and or ligament. If compressed, the tissues narrow down the spinal canal or sometimes also change in alignment. Consequently, nerves are “squeezed” and injured. (2) Stretch of the tissues: The spinal cord is extremely sensitive and can be injured in a subtle yet severe manner, even by the most ostensibility minor trauma attributed to it directly. (3) Blood supply mutilation: secondary to an injury, the inner blood network (tiny blood vessels) can be destroyed suddenly, causing immediate and dangerous hemorrhage into the spinal cord.
Spinal cord injuries are typically diagnosed with an MRI scan just after trauma. This will better inform the decision of the doctor on how to proceed, and your lawyer, and most importantly yourself on your goals and wishes. Because at the end of the day, it’s about what you most want and need. Health is not just the absence of disease, but so much more. You want to be healthy, and back to functioning at a high level.
So far we have discussed the primary stage. What many people do not realize is that nature of the secondary injury stage, where many of the effects of the primary injury or trauma finally become clear, such as pain, tension, emotional/psychological considerations, and so on. There is no fixed time for the occurrence of secondary injury. It may occur within seconds, hours, days, and even weeks. Physiologically, the body releases certain chemicals in response to trauma. As such, these reactions in your body can cause inflammation, and reduce spinal cord blood flow. Such conditions can kill the cells in your body.
As a goal of spinal cord injury treatment, your doctor, your lawyer, and you can work together in considering the best way to:
a. decrease inflammation
b. reduce cell degradation and death
c. increase blood flow where needed
d. reduce likelihood of scar formation
The science and law behind spinal cord injuries is complex and can be a challenge for someone that is finding themselves in this situation for the first time. I respect and admire you for taking the step towards learning and recovery.
If you need more information on spinal cord injuries, or have suffered a spinal cord injury, or simply want to speak with a personal injury lawyer in the Ottawa area regarding a spinal cord injury, please visit www.ottawainjury.ca or call; 613-978-9549. You are under no obligation and I would be happy to help in anyway I can by offering you some of the resources that have helped my clients or simply listening and finding out how I can help.
-Take care and be safe out there !
David Hollingsworth, Ottawa Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
About Ottawa Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth———————————————————————————— Hollingsworth has been an Ottawa Ontario personal injury lawyer specializing in personal injury representing Ontario accident victims since 1999. David practices with an established Ottawa law firm of more than 50 years of experience in representing accident victims, and helping personal injury accident victims get the compensation they need at an incredibly difficult time. David offers free consultations, takes cases on contingency and travels to homes or hospital. Visit www.ottawainjury.ca for more information. If you have a question, feel free to email email@example.com
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Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Spinal Cord Injury on September 15th, 2009
Ottawa Lawyer supports Canadian Paraplegic Association Ontario Wheelchair Relay Challenge Race
Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth notes: I will be away the day of the race but wish everyone a great day for a great cause. If you can, I urge you to support the CPA and volunteer, sponsor or help out in any way you can !
PULL UP A CHAIR 2009
**registration at 9am, event begins at 10am** Fundraise for the Wheelchair Relay Challenge and win great prizes with our 2009 Contests!!
Join the Ottawa Wheelchair Relay Challenge in Ottawa and help raise funds for persons with Spinal Cord Injuries! Whether you’re looking for a corporate team building experience, a group outing or just an opportunity to get outside and have fun, this event is for you. Individual and corporate teams can better understand the experience of using a wheelchair whether you are able bodied or have a disability. So come out and have some fun, be active and compete to raise awareness and vital funds for those with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities. Event Details Saturday September 19, 2009 – Ridgemont Secondary School 2597 Alta Vista Dr. Ottawa Team registration begins at 9 am Race begins at 10am Volunteers We can always use a helping hand – if you are interested in volunteering at this event, please complete the Volunteer Registration Register Online Now! Register and Collect pledges online to join the Ottawa Wheelchair Relay Challenge. It is easy, quick and fun! Set up your personal profile, webpage, and e-mail your friends, family, coworkers to support you within minutes. They will receive an automatic tax receipt for their donation. Registration and a minimum of $100 in pledges includes the race entry fee, Gift, lunch and a chance to win great prizes. The top fundraising team will also win fabulous prizes! Sponsor a Participant Help their team reach their fundraising goal! Download a Pledge Form – Click Here Hospitality Tent The Ottawa Wheelchair Relay Challenge hospitality area will be open on the day of the challenge to collect pledges and following the race to host lunch for all participants who raised pledges.
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Injury and Accidents, Ottawa Spinal Cord Injury on June 17th, 2009
Ottawa Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth…Spinal cord injuries often impact on the communication between the brain and other areas of the body, resulting in tremendous pain and a possible loss of function in the affected areas. These personal injuries can vary in type and severity but all have the potential for serious, life-lasting consequences. If you have suffered a spinal cord injury as the result of an accident, it is crucial that you hire an experienced personal injury lawyer specializing in spinal cord injuries to help you get the maximum compensation that you need and deserve, now and for the rest of your life.
David and his team have worked with the victims of brain injury and spinal cord injuries in ottawa and the surrounding areas in eastern Ontario . We help clients get the medical attention and support they need and deserve; physically, mentally and financially. Contact us to schedule a free consultation by calling 613 978-9549 or 613 237-4922 ext 203 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Spinal cord injuries may result in both immediate and long term medical consequences. Contact a personal injury lawyer who can help appropriately assess your medical, legal and insurance needs.
Spinal cord injuries include:
- Quadriplegic injuries
- Paraplegic injuries
- Loss of function
Suffering a spinal cord injury
An experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to explain your options after an injury and will be able to secure your future. Your life has completely changed and turned upside down. You have enought to worry about . Leave the insurance claim and lawsuit to an experienced Ontario personal injury lawyer. Ottawa spinal cord injury lawyer David Hollingsworth has built a consistent record for success among his clients by providing personal attention , direct communication and honest and fair legal service.
For more information visit www.ottawainjury.ca
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Car Accidents, Ottawa Injury and Accidents on May 10th, 2009
My thoughts go out to the friends and family of Aleesha Van Loon. I was happy to read that she is recovering. The 15-year-old teen continues to recover from a serious head and spinal injury six days after she was in an accident , when she was struck by a car when she was crossing the road in front of Parry Sound High School.
the Police reported that Aleesha Van Loon lives in Seguin Township, and was crossing Joseph Street on Thursday afternoon when she was struck by a car driven by a 17-year-old Parry Sound High School student coming out of the school’s parking lot.
The girl’s mother, Carrie Van Loon, and other family members have been filing updates on a Facebook page to let friends know how the teen is doing.
According to the posts, Van Loon suffered fractures to her skull and damage to her spleen. She also has fractured vertebrae, but X-rays suggest doctors won’t need to operate.
Thankfully her family has been updating everyone, saying that she is doing much better and recovering. It has been reported that Aleesha is doing well, with a breathing tube removed and is now awake, disoriented, and answering basic questions correctly. Her family clearly loves her and described her as “a fighter”, according to the report in the Ottawa Citizen. A quote from the Citizen:
“Although all of this is very upsetting,” she said (her mother). “She is doing really, really good.”
A police report said Van Loon was taken to the West Parry Sound Health Centre by ambulance, and was then air-lifted to an Ottawa hospital. REports indicate that the OPP Technical Collision Investigator was called in to assist with the investigation, which is still underway, police said Monday.
The Ottawa Citizen also reported that Shahina Butt, principal at Aleesha’s high school, said 4 or 5 guidance counsellors from the Near North District School Board came to help students deal with emotional issues after the car accident. She said things at the school have returned to normal now.“We are hoping that the child is okay,” she said. “The students definitely feel for their fellow students.”
One man, who lives close to where Aleesha was hit, said witnesses saw the her fly almost 20 feet after being struck.
Get better Aleesha !!
David Hollingsworth, Ottawa Ontario personal injury lawyer specializing in personal injury