Of all the injuries that a person can suffer, perhaps the most debilitating and life-altering is that of paralysis. The loss of feeling and control of one’s limbs presents sufferers with a great number of challenges, in addition to being incredibly expensive over the course of a lifetime of care.
There is no dollar amount that can take away a person’s suffering. However, this firm has also seen firsthand just how quickly things can get out of hand when a person’s financial resources are drained by steep medical bills. If a person’s injuries were caused by somebody else’s negligence, the victim should never have to shoulder the full costs of their injuries. If you or a loved one has been paralyzed through someone's negligence, call us at (404) 759-0372.
Common Causes of Paralysis
Most forms of paralysis are caused by severe damage to the spinal cord. The area of the body that becomes paralyzed typically correlates to the location of the spinal cord damage. It is often the case that the area below the location of the spinal cord injury loses all physical sensations and movement. In other cases, the movement or sensation is limited, though not totally impaired. Spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis are often caused by:
- Vehicle accidents
- Falls (especially from high places, such as scaffolding or ladders found on construction sites)
- Impact from collision with people (sporting accidents) or with objects (like heavy machinery or vehicles)
- Acts of violence
Costs of Living with Paralysis
The initial costs of treatment, surgery and other medical treatment upon suffering a paralyzing injury are extremely high, and the costs only increase as a spinal cord injury victim ages. To make matters worse, people with serious spinal cord injuries are sometimes unable to afford insurance to cover the true costs of care.
When a person is paralyzed due to spinal cord damage, they often face:
- Initial Cost of Treatment
- Ongoing Medical Care
- Costs of Equipment or Home Modifications Used for Medical Care
- Loss of Income
- Loss of Work Capacity
- Strained Relationships
If you or a loved one has suffered from a paralyzing injury due to negligence, call us for a consultation at (404) 759-0372.