When personal injury occurs, medical tests are important in diagnosing what medical condition or problem you may have. As San Diego paralysis lawyers, our first priority after a car accident or some other mishap causes personal injury is our clients health. Car accidents can cause whiplash or spinal cord injures that can lead to paralysis (i.e. paraplegia and quadriplegia) or herniated discs as well as traumatic brain injuries like concussions and subdural hematomas — all of which require specific imaging tests to diagnose effectively.Computed Tomography (CT or CAT Scanning) is one form of test that is used to help doctors diagnose paralysis and treatspinal cord injuries.CT imaging combines special x-ray equipment with sophisticated computers to produce multiple images or pictures of the inside of the body. Cross-sectional images of the area being studied can then be examined on a computer monitor or printed. A doctor might recommend a CT scan of internal organs, bone, soft tissue and blood vessels to provide greater clarity and reveal more details than regular x-ray exams.CT Scan imaging is:

  • Invaluable in diagnosing and treating spinal cord injuries (paralysis, herniated discs or whiplash) and injuries to the hands, feet and other skeletal structures (it can clearly show even very small bones as well as surrounding tissues such as muscle and blood vessels).
  • One of the best and fastest tools for studying the chest, abdomen and pelvis because it provides detailed, cross-sectional views of all types of tissue.
  • The preferred method for diagnosing many different cancers, including lung, liver and pancreatic cancer, since the image allows a physician to confirm the presence of a tumor and measure its size, precise location and the extent of the tumor’s involvement with other nearby tissue.
  • An examination that plays a significant role in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases that can lead to stroke, kidney failure or even death. CT Scans are commonly used to assess for pulmonary embolism (a blood clot in the lung vessels) as well as for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA).

Our firm’sparalysis lawyers know how important it is for clients to get the proper testing they need to help doctors give correct diagnosis when personal injury happens. Proper diagnosis is important in getting the right treatment and surgery because you only get one settlement at the end of personal injury settlement.

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Since 1992, the paralysis lawyers at the Law Offices of Michael Pines, APC have been assisting injured persons just like you recover the maximum financial compensation for their paralysis and spinal cord injuries. We know the legal process can at times be very confusing, but our experience can, however, help guide you through the process.Our firms founder, Michael A. Pines, is a former insurance company lawyer, and he knows how the insurance companies work. Insurance companies may not pay a fair settlement. If you do not want insurance companies to take advantage of you, then it would benefit you to hire an experienced paralysis lawyer from our law firm.If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident and suffered a spinal cord injury or paralysis we urge you to contact our bilingual offices as soon as possible following the accident at 1-858-551-2090 or please click here for a FREE consultation with an experienced paralysis lawyer. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you owe us nothing until we recover money on your behalf.