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28-year-old man who suffered spinal cord injury in a single propeller engine airplane crash


New York Spinal Injury Lawyers have learned of the case of a 28-year-old man who suffered spinal cord injury in a single propeller engine airplane crash on May 13th, 2008. He sustained extensive spinal cord injuries and initially treated at the Hospital Mexico in Costa Rica on the same day as the crash. Paraplegia was certainly a possibility in this case.

The spine was stabilized using metal rods and bone fragments were removed from the spinal canal. The patient remained at the Hospital Mexico for a week before being moved to the National Rehabilitation Center in Costa Rica for four weeks. The patient had to wear a harness to support his back. He also had to remain lying down and his physical therapy was focused on stretching exercises. Drugs were administered for the pain, which was both acute and constant. Doctors in Staten Island and Westchester County have taken note of these treatments.

He was giving cell treatment in three cycles between October 31 and November 20, 2008, January 21-30, 2009, and July 1-10, 2009, New York City Spinal Injury Lawyersdiscovered, using stem cells from placenta and umbilical cord blood. There were no adverse affects shown from injections directly into the spinal cord. Doctors did note, however, an increase in strength during the observation period, with the final observation in January of 2010.

As of January 7th, 2010, the patient has shown remarkable improvement. The treatments appear to have restored urologic, sexual, and bowel functions. He also discontinued use of pain medication, though he still reports some pain about once a week. While spontaneous recovery has been known to occur in spinal cord injury patients, recovery of bowel and sexual function in a patient with injuries that extensive are extremely rare.

If you or someone you love is injured at the hands of another, contact a New York Spinal Injury Attorney to get your questions about a possible legal action answered. The Office of Stephen Bilkis and Associates can offer you support and guidance as well as a free consultation when you contact us at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW. We have offices in N York City, including Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island and The Bronx and in Nassau County, Suffolk County and Westchester County.

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