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, disease in the birth process can also cause these injuries as a result of injury to the spinal cord. Generally speaking, the higher the injury on the spinal cord, the greater the paralysis. Dean Piermattei 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 or Dean F. Piermattei, Esquire () to schedule a free consultation and analysis of your case.
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