Paraplegia and quadriplegia is a permanent paralysis of the body caused by injury or disease affecting the spinal cord.
Paraplegia involves loss of sensation and movement in the legs in part or the entire trunk. Quadriplegia normally means loss of sensation or movement in all four limbs and the trunk.
While the most common causes of damage to the spinal cord causing paraplegia or quadriplegia is trauma such as motor vehicle accidents, motorbike accidents, falls, sports injuries, gunshot wounds, assaults and other injuries. Generally speaking, the higher the injury on the spinal cord, the greater the paralysis.
Litigation of Paraplegia/Quadriplegia Cases
Paraplegia and quadriplegia have catastrophic and wide-ranging effects on the people inflicted with these conditions. In a lawsuit, the plaintiff requires proof of loss in the form of comprehensive medical care plans. The plaintiff should show extensive ongoing medical treatment as well as assistance with day-to-day living. In addition, you may require financial resources for various adaptive equipment, adapted living facilities and other needs.
The complexity of paraplegia and quadriplegia injuries require experienced personal injury attorneys who understand the hardships facing people suffering from these conditions. Attorneys must be prepared to seek full and fair compensation for their clients.
Our team has experience in litigating Brachial Plexus injury which is a partial paralysis of the child's arm resulting from the birthing process. If you or a loved one has been injured during the birth process, we encourage you to call David B. Dowling, Esquire to schedule a free consultation and analysis of your case.
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