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Spinal injury: First aid

If you suspect a back or neck (spinal) injury from a retail store accident, do not move the affected person. Permanent paralysis and other serious complications can result. Assume a person has a spinal injury if:

There’s evidence of a head injury with an ongoing change in the person’s level of consciousness
The person complains of severe pain in his or her neck or back
The person won’t move his or her neck
A herniated disc injury has exerted substantial force on the back or head. The person complains of weakness, numbness or paralysis or lacks control of his or her limbs, bladder or bowels
The neck or back is twisted or positioned oddly
If you suspect someone has a spinal injury:
Get help. Call 911 or emergency medical help.
Keep the person still. Place heavy towels on both sides of the neck or hold the head and neck to prevent movement.
Modify CPR technique. If the person shows no signs of circulation (breathing, coughing or movement), begin CPR, but do not tilt the head back to open the airway. Use your fingers to gently grasp the jaw and lift it forward. If the person has no pulse, begin chest compressions.
Keep helmet on. If the person is wearing a helmet, don’t remove it.
Don’t roll alone. If you must roll the person because he or she is vomiting, choking on blood or in danger of further injury, you need at least one other person, let’s not forget that we don’t want the person to get even more injured, the right thing to do would be to leave the person in the same position, call an ambulance and an attorney as well, to analyze the scene and to decided if a compensation can be acquired in the case, if currently you don’t know a contact from any attorneys, visit for further information. In order to actually have a spinal cord lawsuit, there must a party that is responsible for your injury. If you cannot determine who that person or entity is, or if that person is yourself, then will be difficult to sue. In many cases, the responsible party might not be that clear. There are also times when you can still if you caused the injury yourself, but for that to happen there will need to be a mitigating circumstance you may want to talk to the lawyers at the Litster Frost Injury Lawyers Review to get more info about it. If your injury was the result of you shooting yourself because the gun misfired, for example, you might have a lawsuit of negligence on the part of the manufacturer.Just because there was not necessarily a responsible party for your initial spinal cord injury does not mean that somebody might not make the situation worse in the future. If someone has made the injury worse, you may be able to sue for damages at that point. An example of this can be seen in a doctor that fails in his or her obligation to treat your injuries quick enough.

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