Paralysis: An Overview
Paralysis is typically caused by severe damage to the spinal cord, which results in the loss of control or sensation different areas of the body. This injury is common in serious auto accidents, motorcycles crashes, boating accidents, machinery accidents, and medical malpractice, among others. Experiencing a serious fall or any other violent twisting of the body can also sever the spinal column.
Types of Paralysis
There are two main forms of paralysis, paraplegia and quadriplegia.
- Paraplegia involves the impairment or loss of motor and sensory function in the lower extremities, and can also lead to the loss of bowel and bladder control, the loss of sexual function, and increased risk of infection, pneumonia, thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism.
- Quadriplegia is the loss of control, movement, and sensation throughout the extremities, including the arms and legs. This type of paralysis can also affect the lungs, abdominal and chest muscles, and a number of internal organs, and can result in difficulty breathing and the loss of sexual function and bladder and bowel control, as well as muscle spasms.
If you or a loved one suffer from either of the two extreme forms of due to an accident caused by another, you may be entitled to pursue generous compensation for your injuries and losses. Our firm is dedicated to helping victims involved in severe personal injury cases, and we would be happy to meet with you to discuss your options for pursuing rightful compensation. We have over 50 years of combined experience in representing victims of serious and catastrophic injuries, and we take a personal interest in all of our clients, and stand by them in their times of need.
Consequences of Paralysis Injuries
Conditions relating to paralysis injuries are usually permanent, meaning that the victim’s life changes dramatically. A paraplegic is normally limited to a wheelchair or other modified form of transport. A quadriplegic is even more injured and suffers from a catastrophic loss of nearly all bodily functions, and usually requires round-the-clock care.
If you or a loved one are the victim of either of these life-long and debilitating conditions as a result of another’s negligence, please contact the firm today. There is a limited window of time following such an accident that you may legally file a claim or it will be dismissed. In these types of cases, it will often be necessary to retain a life care plan expert who will consult with doctors to determine how much the patient’s future medical care will cost. Our firm will provide you with the professional and legal counsel needed to seek justice against the negligent parties. Call our offices at your earliest convenience to discuss your options.
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