If you have been paralyzed as a result of another person’s negligent conduct, we truly empathize with you during this emotional and traumatic time. Your life and way of living have been detrimentally impacted in ways we can only imagine. Our attorneys understand that you now have to deal with:
As such, we will fight for you in order that you receive your deserved compensation for your injury.
Paralysis is a large umbrella term that is used to describe the partial or complete loss of control of voluntary muscle movement due to an injury or disease. Two main types of paralysis are quadriplegia and paraplegia. Quadriplegia is paralysis from approximately the shoulders down; on the other hand, paraplegia is paralysis from the lower limbs, depending on the level of the spinal cord injury.
The following are the symptoms of quadriplegia and paraplegia:
The following are spinal nerve injury levels associated with the degree of paralysis:
The following are some of the causative factors of paralysis:
In the early stages, initial treatment will be to help you maintain the ability to breathe, to immobilize your neck, and to keep you from entering shock. Metal braces may be used to stabilize your neck, and medications may be given for pain and inflammation. Most likely, surgery will be necessary in order to remove bone fragments, foreign objects, herniated discs, or fractured vertebrae that appear to be compressing your spine.
Once your injury stabilizes, physicians will focus their attention on preventing secondary problems such as:
Rehabilitation will be paramount in making the best recovery possible. Whether you have paraplegia or quadriplegia, you will need to work extensively with physical therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, physicians, and other members of different rehabilitation teams. Therapists will emphasize maintaining and strengthening existing muscle functions, redeveloping fine motor skills, and learning adaptive techniques to accomplish daily tasks. You will also work on rebuilding the quality of your life.
If you or a family member has been the victim of an accident leading to paralysis, please contact our experienced attorneys for a free, personal, and confidential consultation. You can contact the Law Offices of Michael Cordova by calling us at (602) 265-6700, by filling out our confidential Case Evaluation Form, or by using our online chat services.