Paralysis Lawsuits Library – Charles Dunn
Learn About the Three Main Types of Paralysis
One of the worst outcomes of any given accident is the partial or total paralysis of the victim's body. If an individual is completely paralyzed on one side of his body (because of a stroke), or paralyzed below the neck or legs (because of damage to his spinal cord), he faces years of expensive physical therapy and confinement to a wheelchair.
Texas lawyer Charles Dunn specializes in paralysis lawsuits; call him today at 806-763-1944 to find out what he can do for you!
The Three Major Kinds of Paralysis
Most cases of paralysis fall into three separate categories:
- HEMIPLEGIA is paralysis on one side of the victim's body. This is usually caused as the result of a massive stroke or brain hemorrhage, though it can also be caused by botched hospital procedures such as mistakes during brain surgery. Oddly enough, damage to the right side of the brain causes paralysis on the left side of the victim's body, and vice-versa. In some exceptional cases, it may be possible to reverse the effects of hemiplegia, but there are no guarantees!
- PARAPLEGIA is the diagnosis when the victim is completely paralyzed below the waist, as the result of a severe spinal injury (which can be caused by a fall, a car accident, a workplace mishap, or countless other accidents). A paraplegic will be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life, and often faces years of physical therapy. However, he retains a certain amount of mobility, because he still has the use of his arms.
- QUADRIPLEGIA is the most severe type of paralysis, in which the victim is completely paralyzed from the neck down. Not only are quadriplegics permanently confined to wheelchairs, but they are also unable to live alone. Even the assistance of close family members may be unable to provide the level of care they need. Many quadriplegics spend the rest of their lives in nursing homes, at great cost to their families and the state of Texas.
Have You, or a Loved One, Been Paralyzed in an Accident?
Medical science is often helpless when dealing with cases of paralysis; the best doctors can offer is long-term rehabilitative care, which can be an expensive proposition even if you have the best medical insurance.
Texas personal injury lawyer Charles Dunn has over three decades of experience obtaining damages for paralyzed clients who have been injured in accidents that can be attributed to the recklessness or negligence of a third party. Call Charles at 806-763-1944 for a free consultation today!