Arachnoiditis from Spinal Cord Injuries
An injury to the spinal cord may result in some particularly devastating health problems, including the onset of a nerve disorder known as arachnoiditis. Arachnoiditis can occur due to problems, such as a traumatic injury to the spine or medical mistreatment during a surgery, that cause an unusual inflammation across a membrane that surrounds the spinal nerves known as the arachnoid. This disorder can be particularly painful and may prove very expensive to manage.
The Cost of Managing Arachnoiditis
Those suffering from arachnoiditis typically experience severe and constant pain in their lower back, but may also be subject to tingling in the legs, muscle cramping, shooting pains, and odd sensations, such as bugs crawling on the skin. There is no cure for arachnoiditis, although there are several medical options available to treat some of the symptoms and provide temporary relief. However, undergoing such treatment can be expensive due to the following costs:
- Therapy session expenses, including physical and occupational therapy
- Wheelchair and other medical devices needed to reduce pain and improve mobility
- Pain management medication
- Surgical procedure and recovery expenses
In addition to medical costs, a person may lose a significant amount of regular income due to an inability to return to work. As such, when a person sustains such an injury due to someone else’s negligence, getting compensation may be critical.
If you or someone you love has developed arachnoiditis because of an employer or surgeon’s negligence, our legal team at Hach & Rose, LLP, may be able to help you fight for fair compensation for the financial burdens this disorder can leave behind. For a no-cost consultation regarding your options in moving forward with a spinal cord injury claim, call (212) 779-0057.