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Paralysis can cause complete loss of muscle function for one or more muscle groups. Paralysis can cause loss of sensation or feeling and loss of mobility. Trauma or injuries to the nervous system of the spinal cord or brain are the leading causes of paralysis. Other causes include spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, stroke and diseases.
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Severe trauma or injury to the lower spinal cord may result in paraplegia, which is paralysis of the lower half of the body. Severe trauma or injury to the upper spinal cord may result in quadriplegia, which is paralysis of all four limbs. Quadriplegia is also known as tetraplegia, especially in Europe.
In the United States, there are approximately 250,000 people living with some form of paralysis and spinal cord injuries and an additional 11,000 new cases are reported yearly. It is interesting to note that an astonishing 82% are males.
We have an impressive record of caring about our clients. Due to the seriousness of paralysis and spinal cord injuries, special attention must be placed in accounting for a lifetime of future needs including medical expenses, special equipment, therapies, medications, supplies, transportation, special housing arrangements and care, lost earnings, pain and suffering and other damages. A structured settlement agreement might be necessary due to the potential size of the settlement.
If you or a loved one has suffered a paralysis injury, the Law Firm of J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo, P.A. will work hard to prosecute your claims. Our goal is to get you a full measure of justice.
The main causes of paralysis and all spinal cord injuries are as follows:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents - 37%
- Violence, including Gunshot Wounds - 28%
- Falls - 21%
- Sports Activity - 6%
- Other- 8%
The main types of accidents that cause paralysis can include:
- Airplane or Helicopter Accidents
- Amusement or Theme Park Accident
- ATV, Moped, Scooter or Go-Kart Accidents
- Auto or Car Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Boating or Watercraft Accidents
- Bus, Train or Mass Transit Accidents
- Construction Site Accidents
- Cruise Ship Accidents
- Defective Drugs
- Defective Medical Devices
- Defective Products
- Drunk Driver or DUI Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Nursing Home Negligence
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Pharmacy Errors
- Premises Liability
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Sporting Accident
- Truck Accidents
Common injuries associated with paralysis can also include:
- Back Injuries
- Brain Injuries
- Broken Neck
- Fractured Vertebrate
- Herniated Disks
- Loss of Sensation
- Neck Injuries
- Nerve Damage
- Other Spinal Cord Injuries
The costs of paralysis and spinal cord injuries are very high. Below are some of the estimated costs:
- Average days spent in hospital - 15 days
- Average days spent in rehab - 44 days
- Initial hospitalization costs following injury - $140,000
- Average first year expenses for spinal cord injuries - $198,000
- Average lifetime costs for quadriplegics - $1,350,000