Connecticut Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
Patrick J. Filan represents people who sustain spinal cord injuries. A spinal cord injury may be caused by:
Medical malpractice from surgery or failure to diagnose,
Sports and recreational injuries,
The spinal cord contains the nerves that carry messages between your brain and body. The cord passes through your neck and back. A spinal cord injury is very serious because it can cause paralysis below the site of the injury.
Symptoms of a spinal cord injury may include:
Head that is in an unusual position
Numbness or tingling that spreads down an arm or leg
Paralysis (loss of movement) of arms or legs
No bladder or bowel control
Shock (pale, clammy skin; bluish lips and fingernails; acting dazed or semiconscious)
Lack of alertness (unconsciousness)
Stiff neck, headache, or neck pain.
Spinal cord injuries can be life-altering. Spinal cord injuries cause paraplegia, paralysis from the waist down, or quadriplegia, paralysis from the chest and neck down. The emotional and financial costs of living with a spinal cord injury can be staggering.
Handling cases involving spinal cord injuries requires special expertise and experience and especially knowledge of how spinal cord injuries occur and progress. Patrick J. Filan’s 30 years of experience includes representing doctors and hospitals. He has a track record of success in representing families who suffer a spinal cord injury.