Anyone who has suffered from back or neck pain from sitting at a desk too long, playing sports, or sleeping in the wrong position can tell you how much even a small muscle strain or pinched nerve can impact movement and activities. Spinal cord injuries, which affect the bundle of nerves running from the brain stem at the base of the skull to the bottom of the spinal column, can be debilitating.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 250,000 to 500,000 people suffer spinal cord injuries annually(opens in a new tab), often due to preventable causes. This can lead to extensive recovery times, and oftentimes, a lifelong disability. Unfortunately, those who suffer from a spinal cord injury are two to five times more likely to die prematurely than those who have never had a spinal cord injury.

In the meantime, such injuries can have a marked impact on your life, limiting your ability to work and earn a living, forcing you to depend on caregivers, or in some cases, making it more difficult to socialize and maintain relationships.

The Ruth Law Team has over 40 years of experience in fighting for justice in cases like yours, so we understand how physically and emotionally traumatic a debilitating spinal cord injury can be.

Our job is to make your life easier in any way that we can. This starts with coming to you where you are, whether that’s at home or in the hospital. We offer our services on contingency; we won’t get paid a dime until we win your settlement.

Our qualified and caring spinal cord lawyers are passionate about seeking justice for every client that we serve. We will work to help you secure the compensation necessary to cover your expenses and ensure your wellbeing, both now and in the future. Your focus should be on the difficult task of healing and getting your life back. Let The Ruth Law Team handle the rest.

If you need help to seek fair compensation in the aftermath of a spinal cord injury, The Ruth Law Team is available 24/7. We will deliver the guidance and support you expect and deserve. Call us at (888) 783-8378 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation to learn more about what we can do for you.

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Our Medical Case Results

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Resident Neglected & Develops Bedsores

Recovery for nursing home resident. The nursing home’s negligence caused bedsores on back and heels which became infected.
$430,000

Product Liability Settlement

The Ruth Law Team settled a case for $430,000 in April 2019 after years of fighting for the rights of a family who lost their loved one.
$250,000

Resident at Nursing Home Becomes Malnourished & Dehydrated

Settlement recovered for a nursing home resident who sustained multiple falls, fractured arm, developed infections, bedsores on back and heels, and became malnourished and dehydrated.
$375,000

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Settlement recovery for victim that suffered multiple falls and a fractured hip while at an assisted living facility.
$19,500,000

Tobacco Trial Verdict

Our firm, along with co-counsel, earned a $19.5 million total verdict in Pasco County against a big tobacco company on behalf of a family who lost a wonderful husband and father to smoking-related illness.
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Victim Suffers Infection After Hip Replacement

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At The Ruth Law Team, we understand that this may be your first time seeking legal counsel and how intimidating that decision might be. This is why we have simplified the process to help you make the right decision for your circumstances. This 3-step process includes:

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Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries

While spinal cord injuries can be caused by illnesses like arthritis, osteoporosis, and even cancer, they are more often related to traumatic incidents. There are several common causes(opens in a new tab) for spinal cord injuries, which include:

When you suffer from a spinal cord injury, regardless of the cause, it can upend your entire life. The last thing you need is the hassle of fighting insurance companies that are intent on delaying or denying your claim until you accept a fraction of what you deserve or give up completely.

Whether your injury requires significant rehabilitation or you suffer from a permanent disability, you have a long health battle ahead of you. You need a capable and compassionate spinal cord injury attorney to fight for a fair settlement on your behalf so that you can focus on recovery.

The Ruth Law Team will represent you and your best interests. We’ll leverage our considerable expertise in an effort to secure the maximum compensation possible for your injuries.

A serious spinal cord injury can leave you with complete sensory and motor function loss below the injury site, or incomplete loss, in which some feeling and movement remain. You could suffer paraplegia – paralysis of the legs and lower portion of the trunk – or quadriplegia, which is paralysis of the body below the neck.

Spinal cord injury can cause a loss of sensation and movement, but it can also affect the function of internal organs and lead to chronic pain. It can even increase risk factors for secondary conditions like infections, respiratory complications, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), muscle spasms, osteoporosis, and more. Sadly, such injuries are often preventable.

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Contact an Spinal Cord Injury Attorney

Whether you’re facing a long road to recovery, you’ve suffered permanent disability, or you’ve lost a loved one as a result of a spinal cord injury, the last thing you need is the stress of fighting for the compensation that you’re owed. The Ruth Law Team can take this burden off your plate, negotiating with insurance companies to secure a fast and fair settlement or taking your case to trial to seek maximum compensation.

About The Ruth Law Team

For over 40 years, The Ruth Law Team has been helping those who were injured due to an accident, defective product, nursing home abuse, and more. If you or someone you love was wrongfully hurt, The Ruth Law Team will guide and support you through the legal process.

Our team of passionate and experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for what you deserve. If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys and have your case evaluated, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (888) 783-8378. Our lines are open 24/7.

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