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The physical and financial burdens of a paralysis diagnosis can be staggering. We understand that you have a difficult recovery ahead of you and losing your mobility has devastating consequences on your mental and physical health. As your staunchest legal allies in North Dakota, our injury attorneys at the Larson Law Firm, P.C. advocate on your behalf to get maximum compensation for your catastrophic injuries.
What causes paralysis?
Paralysis is the loss of muscle function and sensation in the body. Paralysis is often caused by damage to the nervous system, especially the spinal cord. The spinal cord is part of the central nervous system and is comprised of a thick bundle of nerves that runs from the brain, down the base of your neck and spine, and through the vertebrae. If the head, neck or spine is injured the brain cannot send messages to the muscles which results in paralysis.
Depending on the severity of the injury or medical condition, paralysis can either be temporary or permanent. The most common causes of paralysis are:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head and brain injuries
- Multiple sclerosis
- Muscular dystrophy
- Cerebral palsy
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Spina bifida
- Lyme disease
- Environmental toxins such as radiation or poison
Our North Dakota injury attorneys understand that medical care expenses related to your paralysis are catastrophic and cause extreme financial strain on you and loved ones. By seeking our legal representation, we handle every detail of your case so you can concentrate on your recovery and rehabilitation process.
Types of paralysis
Paralysis that only affects one limb or muscle is known as partial paralysis or palsy. Total paralysis is the inability to move all muscles in your body. Other types of paralysis include:
- Monoplegia – affects a single area of the body such as one arm or leg
- Hemiplegia – affects one arm and leg on the same side of the body
- Paraplegia – affects both legs
- Tetraplegia or quadriplegia – affects both arms and both legs
- Flaccid – causes extreme muscle weakness and loss of muscle tone
- Spastic – causes muscles to become hard and tight and spasm uncontrollably
The location of the injury has a direct impact on the severity of the paralysis. For example, a severe neck injury such as a broken neck often results in tetraplegia and an injury located in the middle or lower spine usually causes paraplegia.
If you or a loved one is paralyzed and you are faced with a poor quality of life because of your injuries, reach out to our North Dakota injury attorneys today. As your trusted legal partner, we demand successful results and won’t stop until you receive full compensation for costly medical expenses, loss of income, and your pain and suffering.
To schedule a free consultation contact our North Dakota injury attorneys today
As leading attorneys in Minot with over 35 years of experience, rely on the Larson Law Firm, P.C. to represent your injury case. For a free case evaluation, call 701-484-HURTor contact us online. For your convenience, we make personal home and hospital visits.