Paralysis is usually caused by nerve damage and is often the result of a spinal cord injury. Paralysis can be partial or complete, occurring on one of both sides of the body. The higher on your spinal cord the injury occurs, the more motor and sensory functions are affected. Common terms regarding paralysis are quadriplegia and paraplegia. Quadriplegia means that your arms, hands, trunk and legs are affected. Paraplegia means that your legs and part or all of your trunk is affected. While there is currently no way to reverse spinal cord damage, new treatments are being tested that could lead to nerve cell regeneration or improved function of nerve cells.
Anyone who suffers from paralysis is likely to need home modifications, wheelchairs, adaptive equipment for motor vehicles, personal care attendants, vocational retraining and psychological counseling. They will also need resources to pay for new spinal injury treatments as they become available, which can be expensive.
If you or a loved one suffers from paralysis as a result of an injury, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact us today to discuss a free initial consultation.
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