Paralysis: Paraplegia & Quadriplegia
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Paraplegia and quadriplegia are lifelong conditions caused by injury to the spinal column. Paralysis can be the result of an on-the-job accident, a car crash, a surgery gone wrong, and more. Paralysis can affect a person’s ability to earn a living and perform daily tasks as they were once able to do. Because paralysis can drastically alter a person’s life, those who were wrongfully injured should seek the financial compensation necessary to cover added expenses.
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Types of Paralysis
There are four major types of paralysis:
- Monoplegia – paralysis that affects just one arm or just one leg
- Hemiplegia – paralysis that affects an arm and a leg on the same side of the body
- Paraplegia – paralysis of both legs
- Quadriplegia – paralysis of both arms and legs
There are varying degrees of each type of paralysis. For example, paralysis can be either total or partial. Partial, also known as “incomplete paralysis,” means that the patient retains some movement and/or sensation in the affected limbs. Total paralysis means the patient has lost all movement and sensation in the affected limbs.
Location of the Injury
The type and degree of paralysis can depend on the location of the spinal injury. There are five main regions of the spinal cord, including:
- Cervical (C1-C8)
- Thoracic (T1-T12)
- Lumbar (L1-L5)
Talk to your doctor to discern the location and extent of your spinal cord injury.
Contacting Reaves Law Firm
Reaves Law Firm exists to give wrongfully injured individuals a voice. Our personal injury attorneys fight so that your story is heard by those who caused you harm. By advocating on behalf of the injured and the wronged, we ensure that justice is served and that the injured receive the financial compensation they need after a catastrophic accident.