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SCIs Can Lead to Financial Catastrophe

You’ve spent over two weeks at CHRISTUS St. Patrick, getting x-rays, CT scans, MRI’s and having multiple surgeries as a result of a horrific car accident on US 10. Your doctor has already explained to you that you may never walk again but there are several treatments that he would like to try for your recovery. You and your wife attempt to discuss the various options until you bring up the possible cost of each treatment. After already having bills pile up from the last two weeks, you’re absolutely floored by the amounts he begins to rattle off.

Less than a month ago you had a savings account and a vacation fund; now, you’ll be lucky if you’ll be able to afford food and clothing while getting the present treatment you need, let alone any future costs.

Then a horrific thought enter your mind. What if you can’t afford your own recovery? How much will this injury cost you in the years to come?

Financial Impact of Common Spinal Cord Treatments

Spinal injuries aren’t only physically debilitating, but financially catastrophic as well. Depending on the severity of the injury and amount of therapy and care your recovery may require, you may have an annual cost of upwards to $500,000 a year, solely on treatments.  

  • Pain medication – $15 to $2,000 a month depending on each prescription cost.
  • MRIs, CTs and other spinal cord scans – $1,000 to $3,000 each.
  • Surgery – $30,000 to $150,000 each.
  • On-Going physical and psychological therapies – $300 to $1500 per session.
    • stimulus and depression medication
    • motor function stimulation
    • repetitive motion exercises
    • physical therapy
  • Hydro therapy – $100 per session and $5,000 for your own personal tub.
  • 24-Hour Care – $150 to $400 per day.


The financial impact, in addition to the physical and psychological burdens of the injury, make SCIs one of the worst types of injuries anyone can suffer. This is why it is imperative to fight for a significant settlement that’ll continue to pay for your recovery—no matter how long it may take. Allow us to do that fighting for you; our experience, knowledge, and perseverance will show you how dedicated we are to getting you the justice and treatment you deserve, no matter the potential cost. Contact us today for a free consultation to learn how we can help you afford the treatment you need.

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