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Paralysis: Understanding All the Factors

by The Beasley Firm  |  December 18, 2017  |  

Injuries can happen in many forms, but few have the impact over a life such as a spinal cord injury. This is mostly due to the fact that a spinal cord injury can cause paralysis. At The Beasley Firm, we recognize that paralysis can happen in numerous forms and not many people are aware of its impact.

When paralysis occurs, it means that the victim has suffered a loss of function in muscles in parts of the body. Depending on the injury and where it occurred, the paralysis can be localized or generalized, complete or partial, or temporary or permanent. Any part of the body can become paralyzed, but the loss of function typically occurs below the point of injury.

When a doctor determines that an individual is paralyzed, it can be classified in a number of different ways based on location, severity, duration, and more. For instance, if only the legs are impacted and lose function, it may be classified as paraplegia. If all four extremities are affected, it is considered quadriplegia, or tetraplegia.

Partial paralysis means the victim has some control over muscles in the affected part of the body. When it is complete paralysis, there is no control over the affected areas whatsoever. Paralysis can also be temporary or permanent. When paralysis is temporary, the victim may be able to regain feeling and control of the feeling.

Paralysis is often difficult to treat, but depending on the severity, it could be helped. Surgery is a possible option, but there are some situations in which it may not be possible. Living with paralysis could mean having to alter your entire life, including special modifications to the home or vehicles in order to complete ordinary tasks.

Our Philadelphia paralysis lawyers believe that a victim who was injured as a result of someone elseโ€™s negligence deserves to seek compensation. We are dedicated to giving a voice to those who feel voiceless, navigating the complex legal forum to help secure favorable results.

Call us today. We offer free consultations.

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