Paralysis is a life-altering and problematic condition that generally involves damage to a person’s spinal cord. Damage to the spinal cord can occur when the spine or vertebrae in the back are broken, but can also similarly occur without any break at all. Spinal cord trauma can be caused, for instance, by physical force that is exerted onto the body, particularly the back and neck areas. What makes damage to the spine particularly difficult is the body’s general inability to regrow the damaged tissue, unlike other parts of the body, which can usually readily recover from trauma.
Paralysis can be caused by a number of accidents including, for example:
- Motorcycle, truck, car and boat accidents
- Sports injuries
- Inappropriate medical treatment
Paralysis not only impacts the life of the victim, but also adversely impacts the lives of the victim’s family members and friends, especially where others are reliant on the victim for financial support. Accidents causing paralysis necessitate extent medical treatment which ranges in type depending on the specific type and extent of trauma involved. Unfortuntely, in addition to being painful and time-consuming, medical treatment for paralysis is also often extremely costly. If you have been involved in an accident that resulted in your becoming paralyzed, you can sue the person who caused your injuries.
Nehora Law Firm is a personal injury law firm which specializes in representing people who have suffered catastrophic injuries, resulting in paralysis. Our attorneys will fight for your rights and work alongside your medical team to help you recover from your injuries by filing a lawsuit in order to recover money for your spinal injury and paralysis. We practice law throughout California and can help you if you have been injured anywhere in California.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of an accident that resulted in paralysis in California, contact us today to discuss how we can help you recover money for your injuries, pain and suffering and reimbursement for your medical bills. We are particularly adept at working to aggressively to recover money for your injuries and medical bills, as well as other losses such as your inability to work as a result of a spinal injury. Contact us today to speak with a paralysis attorney regarding your accident and how we can help you by pursuing your rights by filing a spinal injury lawsuit against the person or company that was responsible for your injuries.
How Can We Help You?
Nehora Law Firm is a California based law firm that specializes in handling catastrophic injury cases, including both pre-litigation claims and lawsuits. We can help you and your family work toward obtaining a favorable outcome in your case if you have sustained an injury that has resulted in temporary or permanent paralysis. Although the type of monetary relief available to an injury victim ranges depending on the circumstances of each case, possible relief includes reimbursement for pain and suffering, as well as compensation for emotional injuries attributed to the underlying accident. Additional relief includes reimbursement for your lost wages and inability to work as a result of the accident that caused your injuries.
If you have been injured anywhere in California, contact us to discuss how we can help you with your case by recovering monetary relief to compensate you for your losses. Consultations with an attorney are always free. Additionally, our law firm takes catastrophic injury cases on a contingency basis, such that you are not charged any up front fees or costs and you do not pay a dime unless we obtain a favorable result for you.
More About Paralysis Injuries
As described above, paralysis is typically defined as the loss of muscle or motor function along muscles or a single muscle and may also include a decrease or total loss in a person’s ability to feel the affected portion of their body.
Most types of paralyses stem from damage to the nervous system. However, temporary or periodic paralysis is possible. Although a variety of medical professionals may diagnose and treat patients who suffer from paralysis, most patients are referred to or seen by a neurologist, which are physicians who are versed in the treatment of nerve-related disorders. A Neurologist’s branch of scientific discipline or field of study is neuroscience, although neurologists are often specialized in other areas as well. Similarly, paralysis sufferers may also be treated by a psychiatrist because of the link between neuroscience and psychiatry.
Examinations of injury victims who suffer from paralysis often involve a physical component as well as a mental or psychiatric component. First, physical examinations typically involve a review of the victim’s health and medical history, along with the victim’s paralysis. Second, a neurological examination is often also administered in order to test the victim’s mental state and abilities, along with the abilities of the victim’s cranial nerves and his or her vision, reflexology and physical coordination and function.
In so doing, neurologists generally look to assess the following when examining accident victims:
- Physical Function
- Cognitive Functionality
- Cranial Nerves
Additional symptoms accompanying paralysis that neurologists often look into may also include:
- Sleep Issues
Additional diagnostic testing and tools utilized often by neurologists during paralysis examinations involve the use of various scans or studies ranging from CAT scans, MRIs, EEGs, NCSs, EMGs and Ultrasounds, among others.