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Dealing with insurance issues after a spinal cord injury-Part II


After someone sustains a spinal cord injury, one of the most important issues he or she must deal with is insurance coverage because treatment and rehabilitation are just as expensive in Connecticut as they are in any other Northeastern state. A previous post on this blog discussed the basic steps spinal cord injury victims and their families can take to maximize their chances of insurance compensation.

Dealing with insurance issues after a spinal cord injury-Part I


Residents of New Haven, Connecticut, would agree that treatment and rehabilitation after a spinal cord injury can cause financial challenges for the spinal cord injury victim, as well as for the victim's family. To address those problems, most victims and their families rely on insurance coverage. However, negotiating an adequate claim with the insurance company is often difficult because, for insurance companies, a lesser payout means greater profits, which can be even more difficult for victims and their families.

Helping spinal cord injury victims obtain compensation


Whether they like to think about it or not, every Connecticut resident can be injured in an accident at virtually any time. Although an accident may not result in a serious injury or death, a handful out of every few thousand do leave people handicapped for years and sometimes for life. Not every spinal cord injury results in paraplegia or quadriplegia, but many do result in permanent disability. The results are usually huge medical expenses and lost income. Both the physical and financial losses can affect victims and their families for years, creating emotional distress for every family member.

Vocational rehabilitation for spinal cord injury victims-Part II


For many Connecticut spinal cord injury victims, rehabilitation is the first step on the path to freedom. It is important for the injured person to work since that is the first step toward gaining self-confidence and financial independence. This holds true for any spinal cord injury victim across the United States, including people in Connecticut.

Vocational rehabilitation for spinal cord injury victims


Probably every Connecticut resident would agree that life is difficult after suffering a spinal cord injury. Even basic everyday tasks can suddenly become a challenge after this kind of injury. In spite of that, many patients wish to continue working so that they are able to lead an independent life. Due to a number of physical limitations that are associated with a spinal cord injury, it may not be possible for spinal cord injury victims to return to their prior jobs.

A spinal cord injury may leave a patient disabled for life

Studies of spinal cord injuries have shown that men are most susceptible to spinal injuries. Children are also very susceptible to cases of spinal injury because generally children are more active than adults. Spinal cord injury, however, can be dangerous regardless of the gender and age of the patient. While some cases can be handled with treatment, therapy and rehabilitation ensure a maximum restoration of health to the patient -- most cases are generally difficult to treat and have varying outcomes.

Hopes and fears for spinal cord injury victims


The words "spinal cord injury" are capable of making anyone feel anxiety, especially when contemplating the outcome and effects of such an injury. In Connecticut, most spinal cord injury patients are male, which is similar to the rest of the United States. Injuries to the spine can be extremely dangerous for both adults and children, and, until a few decades ago, anyone with an injured spinal cord was definitely not expected to recover. Today, with the advancement of medical treatment, varying degrees of revival have been seen in patients, although total recovery can only be found in the rarest of rare cases.

Is CT scanning enough for determination of spinal cord injury?


The spinal cord contains the most sensitive and delicate collection of neurons in the human body. Spinal cord injuries refer to any injury or wound suffered by an individual to the spine or any nearby area. Legally, however, spinal cord injuries only take into account acquired spinal cord injuries suffered by a victim. Connecticut law does not take into consideration congenital diseases or injuries for the purpose of legal cases.

New technology developed for spinal cord injury victims


The spinal cord has some of the most sensitive neurons in the human anatomy. Any injury to the spinal cord may lead to severe physical and psychological ailments or disabilities. Many new inventions have been made by researchers to help those who have suffered spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord injury victims recently found fresh faith with the introduction of a new invention geared toward spinal cord injury research.

New electric stimulation treatment for spinal cord injury victims


Any injury received to a region near the spinal cord may result in a spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injuries take into account all acquired injuries during one's lifetime and does not include congenital spine disabilities.

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