Pasadena Paralysis Attorneys
Helping You Access Care and Treatment
When an injury interrupts communication between your brain and your muscles, you can lose muscle function in your body. This is called paralysis and it can occur in one area or body part or affect your entire body.
Paralysis can be caused by several different medical conditions, but it can also be the result of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or spinal cord injury. Many times, your condition can be linked directly to a car crash or another type of accident. If the accident in question was caused by someone else’s negligence, you can even recover compensation with a catastrophic injury lawsuit.
A successful verdict or settlement cannot change your condition, but money can make it easier for you to adjust to and live with paralysis. Compensation can also help you afford any additional care you might need moving forward.
At KP Law, we focus our practice on personal injury claims so we can help people in need. To access the resources and care you require, let our firm help you with your legal needs.
Types of Paralysis
Experts classify paralysis based on how well you can control your muscles and which parts of your body the condition affects.
All types of paralysis can be either spastic, when your affected muscles are tight and jerky, or flaccid, when your muscles sag and shrink.
Complete paralysis indicates a total inability to move or control your paralyzed muscles. In some cases of complete paralysis, you will not even experience sensation in the affected muscles.
Partial or incomplete paralysis (paresis) occurs when you still have feeling in, and possibly control over your paralyzed muscles.
Localized paralysis affects one specific area of your body. Sometimes, people only experience paralysis in their face or vocal cords, or even one or both hands and feet.
Generalized paralysis is widespread in your body and typically affects certain sides or muscle groups. This type of paralysis is further broken down into:
- Quadriplegia or tetraplegia
- Locked-in syndrome (LIS) or pseudocoma
Monoplegia only affects one limb, diplegia affects the same area on both sides, and LIS is the rarest and most severe form of paralysis, in which a person loses control of all of their muscles and can only control their eye movements.
In the following sections, we will explore hemiplegia, paraplegia, and quadriplegia more in-depth.
Hemiplegia affects one arm and one leg on the same side of your body. You can also imagine this as paralysis on one vertical half of your body. This form of paralysis is usually caused by an injury or illness that affects one half of your brain. You may have trouble walking, balancing, and grabbing objects, but assistive devices can help.
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Paraplegia affects both your legs and includes paralysis from the waist down. Most people imagine paraplegics in wheelchairs, but people with paraplegia can have a range of motion and abilities. Paraplegia is almost always a result of injury to the brain, spinal cord, or both.
Quadriplegia occurs when all 4 of your limbs are paralyzed. Some individuals with quadriplegia are paralyzed from the neck down, and the condition sometimes affects certain organs, as well. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that up to 90% of spinal cord injury cases are caused by trauma, like car accidents, slips and falls, and violence.
Occasionally, patients recover from paralysis with time and the right treatment. Sometimes, these people regain all of their feeling and coordination, but more often, the recovery is partial. Every now and then, paralysis can occur periodically and be triggered by factors like the amount of sodium in your diet.
Getting proper treatment is key. Our attorneys can help you afford it.
Why Choose KP Law?
Our firm is dedicated to protecting your rights and preserving your quality of life after an accident. We have 40 years of experience litigating claims related to paralysis in Pasadena, and we never collect any legal fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf. Additionally, we have a history of strong case results in helping injured victims just like you.