Paralysis Lawyer

Paralysis

One of the miracles of the human body is the manner in which it sends signals. Singnals control everything 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.

In many cases, medical professionals have to make hard decisions. They must choose a course of treatment that leaves the patient alive but with physical limitations over another that may prove more damaging or even fatal. But, when paralysis is the result of medical negligence, patients and their families can hold the providers responsible for the injuries.

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
  • hypersensitivity
  • muscle weakness
  • twitching muscles
  • 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.
  • Hemiplegia affects only one side of the body.
The spine is delicate and susceptible to injury. Medical procedures preformed on or near the spine can cause injury even during 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 degree force during a difficult delivery process, infants can sustain brachial plexus injuries.
  • During surgery — Errors during neurological or orthopedic surgery may have a higher risk of causing paralysis. Any surgical error near the spine or brain can cause irreparable damage.
  • Incorrect or delayed diagnosis — Failure of a medical provider to recognize and promptly treat certain conditions, such as spinal cord disease or even stroke, can cause patients to permanently lose function.
IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE IS IN NEED OF LEGAL ASSISTANCE, CONTACT US NOW.

The initial consultation is no charge , and if we agree to accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis. Meaning we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds.

DON’T DELAY! YOU MAY HAVE A VALID CLAIM AND BE ENTITLED TO COMPENSATION FOR YOUR INJURIES, BUT A LAWSUIT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS EXPIRES.

Paralysis Due to Medical Malpractice

Call the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess if you are a victim of malpractice .

If you have suffered paralysis due to the negligence of a healthcare provider you need a lawyer with the skill to get you compensation. Physical therapy, medical expenses, assisted care, and specialized equipment can be very expensive. In some instances you may not be able to return to work. You need an attorney to get you financial assistance for your medical bills and future expenses.

Contact the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess to schedule a FREE CASE EVALUATION with one of our skilled attorneys today! Don’t Delay, Call Clay!