Paralysis Lawyer to Overcome Obstacles
When a person endures an injury causing paralysis, either partial or complete, it concerns not only the victim but the whole family and the community as a whole which must be protected. What is most unfortunate about a paralysis injury is that it can rob a person of their independence, autonomy and, as a result, force that person to rely on others. Loss of personal identity and autonomy can have a tremendous bearing on a person’s mental state, financial, and physical well-being.
If you or a loved one has suffered paralysis from a car accident, truck accident, or another type of injury then you are likely entitled to compensation for your suffering and loss and talking to a paralysis lawyer is vital. Compensation is critical after suffering such an injury to ensure for future care and protection of the family. To find out more about your legal rights, reach out to the Testa Law Group who is dedicated to representing southern families in Texas, Louisiana, and Florida. Call (877) 780-9052 for a free consultation with a paralysis lawyer.
Different Types of Paralysis
There are various kinds of paralysis:
- Paraplegia – Paraplegia occurs when an individual loses both sensory and motor functioning in the lower body. Congenital illnesses or severe injuries that involve the spinal cord most often cause paraplegia. Monoplegia is when only one limb if affected. Due to various constraints, paraplegics have trouble functioning and executing day to day tasks without the support of others. While some individuals encounter more rigid forms of paraplegia, others have remarkably demonstrated an ability to recover while undergoing exhaustive physical therapy. In the bulk of cases, a person experiencing life with paraplegia is confined to a wheelchair for the remainder of his or her life.
- Quadriplegia – Quadriplegia, unlike paraplegia, is a more severe form of paralysis affecting all four limbs and the torso of the individual. Most people with this infirmity cannot move or feel most of their body. In a vast majority of cases, the person requires help completing even the most basic tasks. Unfortunately, individuals with quadriplegia sometimes lack the muscle control necessary to monitor or control their digestive system, sexual organs, bladder, and bowels. In dire cases of quadriplegia, individuals require breathing assistance.
Because quadriplegics cannot move, they are susceptible to certain medical conditions, such as:
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Heart disease
- Bed sores
- Respiratory complications
The severity of paralysis is related to the degree of spinal cord damage sustained; thus, some people with quadriplegia have limited use of their arms. Total paralysis results when an individual injures upper vertebrae and, as a result, the victim will require the aid of a ventilator to breathe. If a lower vertebra is injured, the victim may be able to use his or her hands, fingers, or arms. It is plausible for varying parts of the body to experience different stages or degrees of paralysis.
Partial paralysis only affects particular areas of the body. An individual that is partially paralyzed can sometimes move every part of their body except one arm or leg. Through a strong support system and rigorous therapy, some people that suffer from partial paralysis can re-adapt to day to day life activities. Some of the most prevalent causes of partial paralysis include:
- Spinal cord trauma
Facial paralysis happens when an individual is unable to use their facial muscles. Unlike paraplegia or quadriplegia, caused by brain and spinal cord damage, facial paralysis occurs because of nerve damage. Some people lose the ability to move their face and also lose the capacity to feel sensations. Nevertheless, some people only experience paralysis on one side rather than both sides. Depending on the details, facial paralysis can be immediate or gradual. Typical causes of facial paralysis include:
- Neck trauma
- Head trauma
- Inflammation of facial nerves
- Infection of facial nerves
Amazingly some individuals completely recover from facial paralysis by attaining proper medical care. Nevertheless, some people suffer perpetual paralysis. Some basic signs of facial paralysis are:
- Difficulty eating
- Difficulty drinking
- Difficulty swallowing
- Slurred speech
- Inability to produce tears
- Decreased blinking
- Drooping of the mouth
- Hypersensitivity to sound
Difficulties of Paralysis
Paralysis can lead to numerous side effects emerging from the inability to move. These can include the accompanying:
- Bed sores
- Bowel difficulties
- Bladder difficulties
- Skin breakdown
Payment for Damages and Long Term Care
A person enduring from paralysis will face substantial costs for the rest of their life, thus speaking with an experienced paralysis lawyer is crucial. To pay for these everyday costs and future costs, a Texas, Louisiana, and Florida personal injury claim can pursue reimbursement for any of the following types of damages:
- Past medical bills
- Current medical bills
- Future medical bills (surgeries, medications, etc.)
- Pain and suffering
- Costs of hiring in-home health care
- Lost wages of the victim
- Lost wages of a loved one who cares for the victim
- Reduced earning capacity
- Loss of career or career earning capacity
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Costs of institutionalization if required
- Hedonic damages (loss of joy of life)
- Household, workplace, and vehicle modifications to accommodate injuries (wheelchair ramps, breathing machines, bathing facilities, vehicle modifications for accessibility, etc.)
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Emotional therapy.
Contact A Dedicated Paralysis Lawyer to Help You and Your Family
People who are paralyzed can live a long, productive, and fulfilling life. Nevertheless, it is more likely possible when a paralyzed individual has appropriate financial resources to assure their present and future care is guaranteed. To get the payment that you deserve for you and your family’s future, contact an aggressive Texas, Louisiana, or Florida paralysis lawyer who will ferociously make insurance companies back down. The legal team at the Testa Law Group fights tooth and nail for victims of paralysis. Get the payment for your injuries that you and your family deserve by calling (877) 780-9052 for a free case evaluation with an experienced paralysis lawyer.