Largest Verdict in a Personal Injury case
in Pennsylvania history
Largest-ever compensatory verdict
Then-second largest Product
Liability verdict in U.S. history
Auto Accident Verdict
Largest single-victim fatality settlement
Civil Rights verdict
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Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
Pennsylvania - New Jersey - Delaware - New York - Nationwide
More than 11,000 people suffer a spinal cord injury each year in the United States, with many experiencing severe chronic pain, paralysis and death.
The cause is generally trauma, a sudden blow or impact to the spine that fractures or dislocates vertebrae. The largest number of spinal cord injuries occur in auto accidents, which account for roughly 47 percent of all SCI. Falls (23 percent), violence (14 percent) and sports (9 percent) also account for a large number of spinal cord injuries, according to one study.
In many cases, the injury is the fault of another, whether the driver of a car or truck, a defective product or a neglected or hazardous property. When such a problem exists, the victim of a spinal cord injury may have a legal claim.
Kline & Specter, with some 30 attorneys (several of whom are also highly regarded doctors), has broad expertise and experience in pursuing such claims. Our law firm, based in Philadelphia and serving the Pennsylvania - New Jersey - Delaware region, has produced incredible results in a large number of personal injury cases. (See our Major Victories.)
If you or someone you know has suffered a spinal cord injury, you may want to contact a spinal cord lawyer for a free evaluation of your case.
Injury to the spinal cord, which consists of a bundle of nerves that runs from the base of the brain and down the back, can result in loss of sensation and movement, including paralysis of all four limbs, or quadriplegia, and paralysis of the lower half of the body, paraplegia. Victims tend to have shorter lifespans.
Other health problems include bladder and bowel complications, inability to regulate blood pressure, reduced control of body temperature, chronic pain and increased susceptibility to respiratory disease.
Most spinal cord injury victims are men, nearly 80 percent, and generally are younger, with an average age of about 37. However, studies show that more women have experienced spine injuries in recent years and victims have included more older people injured in falls.
Kline & Specter handles cases in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York and Nationwide, working with local attorneys in states outside PA, NJ and NY.
In Pennsylvania, Kline & Specter handles cases in and around: Allentown, Altoona, Bethlehem, Chester, Doylestown, Drexel Hill, Easton, Erie, Greensburg, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Johnstown, Lancaster, Levittown, McCandless, McKeesport, Monroeville, Norristown, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Pottstown, Radnor, Reading, Scranton, State College, West Chester, Wilkes-Barre, Williamsport and York.
In New Jersey, the firm handles cases in and around: Atlantic City, Bayonne, Brick Township, Camden, Cherry Hill, Clifton, Edison, Elizabeth, Fort Lee, Jersey City, Lakewood, Millville, Newark, New Brunswick, Paterson, Pennsauken, Plainfield, Toms River, Trenton, Union, Vineland, Voorhees and Willingboro.
- National Spinal Cord Injury Center
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
- Cleveland Clinic Health Information Center
Spinal Cord Injury News
- A beach replenishment project is being blamed for a rise in spinal cord injuries in New Jersey’s Cape May City. As replenished sand ages, it erodes and creates a severe drop-off. Because of the drop-off, the city has seen the number of spinal cord injuries double from the same time last year. Of the 22 reported injuries, 6 patients had to be airlifted to hospitals.(Full story)
- Faster speeds and complicated maneuvers are leading to more brain and spinal cord injuries among downhill skiers and snowboarders.(Full story)
- Florida neurosurgeon and the hospital where she worked agree to pay the federal government $1.2 million for performing unnecessary spinal surgery on Medicare patients(Full story)
- National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center reports that more than 800 Americans are permanently paralyzed each year as a result of diving accidents.)
- Using magnetic resonance imaging, radiologists can better predict the likelihood of full or partial recovery of patients with acute spinal cord injuries, study finds. (Full story)
- Florida Legislature OKs $8.5 million medical malpractice settlement for paralyzed girl. (Full story)
- Neck injuries are often overlooked...
- Spinal cord injuries among patients 70 and older increased fivefold over the past three decades, researchers in Philadelphia reported. March 21, 2007 (Full story)
- Teen who became a quadriplegic after football injury at a Lawrence County, Pa., juvenile placement facility has filed a lawsuit. March 14, 2007 (Full story.)