Care for a patient with a spinal cord injury can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars per year.
Initial treatment often includes surgeries and lengthy hospital stays. This is then followed by ongoing rehabilitation, both physical and mental.
For those individuals with more serious injuries, including paralysis, this treatment can continue throughout their lifetime. Ongoing treatment is necessary to prevent secondary problems like respiratory infections, muscle contracture, bowel and bladder issues, and blood clots, among others.
Proper treatment usually requires a team of specialists, including doctors, nurses, attendant care specialists, therapists (occupational, physical and recreational), neurologists, psychologists, dieticians, and social workers. Treatment also includes education in self and home care. Individuals with spinal cord injuries may also require the assistance of different types of medical equipment and devices to maintain independence and mobility, or to restore function.
Over the course of an individual's lifetime, these costs can be substantial. Dr. Bradshaw has a proven track record of helping clients obtain the best medical treatment available and get the compensation they need to live the fullest life possible. Dr. Bradshaw works with life care experts across the country to accurately determine the costs of treatment during a person's lifetime.