Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury (SCI) is one of the most life-altering types of injury you can incur. The extent to which it affects your life and your chance of recovery depend on the location and severity of the injury and your ability to get the most advanced medical care. So far, there is no cure for SCI, but it is actively researched and groundbreaking treatments are helping people right now. The Madison spinal cord injury lawyers of Boller & Vaughan LLC can help you get the compensation which may give you access to these breakthrough treatments.

Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injuries can be fatal. They can result in paralysis from the neck down and a lifetime of 24 hour care. We often think of SCI as causing a lack of sensation, but what many people do not realize is that SCI can also cause hypersensitivity and chronic pain.

The effects of SCI occur from the point of injury down. Chance of recovery depends on the severity of the injury. Those with incomplete SCI have some feeling or movement below the level of injury. In complete SCI there is no feeling or movement below the level of injury. Complete SCI is usually permanent, but people with partial SCI may be able to recover.

Besides the lack of feeling and mobility, SCI leads to secondary health problems which may become fatal. SCI victims will require medical treatment off and on for the rest of their lives, in addition to their daily care, and typically have a shortened lifespan.

Consequences of SCI can include:

  • Quadriplegia
  • Paraplegia
  • Loss of autonomic functions such as breathing, bowel control, and bladder control
  • Weakness
  • Poor coordination
  • Muscle spasms
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Chronic pain
  • Loss of sensation and reflex
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Secondary conditions such as bed sores, pneumonia, bladder infections, and malnutrition
  • Death


If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury in Madison or anywhere in Wisconsin, please call our Wisconsin spinal cord injury attorneys at 608-268-0268 or submit an online questionnaire. Your initial consultation with the spinal cord injury lawyers of Boller & Vaughan LLC is free of charge and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a personal injury lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.