Spinal cord injuries have many consequences.
The most catastrophic injuries involve paralysis and are classified in these ways:
- Quadriplegia—Loss of movement in all four limbs, chest muscles are affected and the patient usually needs a breathing machine.
- Triplegia—Loss of movement in one arm and both legs.
- Paraplegia—Loss of movement and sensation in both legs.
Most paralysis victims will need 24/7 care the rest of their lives, while some others will be able to lead independent lives, however with a lot of support. Paralysis costs add up beyond medical care–vocational training, special equipment, home care and psychological counseling will all be necessary.
If you or a loved one have experienced paralysis because of another party’s negligent or reckless conduct, let us help. Our goal is to secure the compensation you deserve so that you can focus on your physical and emotional recovery. Contact us today.