One of the miracles of the human body is how it sends signals across the nervous system. Signals control everything in our bodies, from the operation of internal organs to limb movement. When healthcare providers cause damage to the brain or spinal cord, the resulting paralysis can be devastating. Patients might permanently lose the capacity to earn a living or otherwise function normally in life.
TYPES OF PARALYSIS
Paralysis can affect a single muscle group or an entire region of the body. Local paralysis affects one part of the body. Paralysis can also be complete or partial. Complete paralysis means there is no sensation left in the affected areas. Partial paralysis means there can still be sensation felt. Some of the symptoms include:
- muscle cramps
- muscle weakness
- twitching muscles
- Shoulder dystocia during delivery.
- complete loss of feeling
It is commonly categorized into three basic types:
- Paraplegia affects the lower part of the body, including the legs
- Quadriplegia affects all four limbs.
- Hemiplegiaaffects only one side of the body.
The spine is delicate and susceptible to injury. Medical procedures performed on or near the spine can cause injury even with a superior standard of care. Our legal team has the medical knowledge and resources to identify when an injury is due to medical malpractice, such as:
- Childbirth — When doctors exert an unnecessary amount force during delivery, infants can sustain brachial plexus injuries.
- During surgery — Errors during orthopedic or neurological surgery have a high risk of causing paralysis.
- Incorrect or delayed diagnosis — Failure of a healthcare provider to recognize and treat conditions like spinal cord disease or stroke, can cause permanent loss of function.
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