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Politicians come together to help spinal cord injury victims

When an accident leaves a person with a debilitating condition like a spinal cord injury, it usually changes the rest of their life. The injured person may not be able to do many of the things they could do before the injury. Even everyday tasks that were once routine, like bathing and getting dressed, can become challenging when dealing with a spinal cord injury.

West Virginia residents who live with these kinds of injuries often need all the help that they can get. That includes not only close family members and friends, but also influential people around the community and the country who can raise awareness and help for people with spinal cord injuries.

Recently, the United Spinal Association hosted an event on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. in which doctors and other people spoke out on behalf of people with spinal cord injuries. The event was also a chance for the spinal cord injury community to recognize a bipartisan group of U.S. senators who have helped support causes for people with spinal cord injuries. Moreover, the association asked the legislators to continue to help with issues that affect the lives of people with spinal cord injuries.

Dealing with a spinal cord injury can require assistance from many different groups of people including doctors, friends and family members, and sometimes even public figures like politicians. Although a full recovery may not be possible for people with more serious spinal cord injuries, they can strive to regain some normalcy in life through rehabilitation and long-term medical care.

If the injury was caused by someone else's negligent acts, the injured victim should be able to recover some monetary damages to help pay for the necessary treatment and medical care. People in the Charleston area who have suffered a spinal cord injury should know their options for pursuing this kind of legal action.

Source: Roll Call, "Spinal Cord Injury Advocates Roll on Capitol Hill," Alex Gangitano, June 29, 2016

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