Any catastrophic injury a person suffers to their spinal cord or brain can leave them suffering from paralysis. The most severe form of paralysis is medically known as quadriplegia. Spinal cord or brain damage that results in quadriplegia may cause permanent disability and dramatically impact every part of a person’s life.
If you or a loved one suffered a spinal cord injury that resulted in quadriplegia, it is important to contact a dedicated Texas paralysis attorney. You’ll need professional legal assistance to pursue the full financial compensation you require for all your injury damages and losses. Williams & Brown LLP can help you secure the financial compensation you need during this difficult time. Contact us today at (254) 741-6200 or (888) 741-6200.
What Exactly Is Quadriplegia?
Quadriplegia (also medically known as tetraplegia) is a serious paralysis condition that is the result of a spinal cord injury. Quadriplegia will affect a person’s arms, hands, midsection, legs, and pelvic area. The area affected by a quadriplegia injury will be the location on the spinal cord where the damage was suffered and the entire body below it.
There are varying degrees of quadriplegia injuries. Here are the difference between the two main types of quadriplegia injuries:
- Incomplete spinal cord injury: the quadriplegia sufferer has some motor function or sense function in the effected area
- Complete spinal cord injury: the quadriplegia sufferer has lost all or almost all ability to control movement and ability to feel sensations in the effected area
Common Causes of Quadriplegia
Unfortunately, spinal cord injuries are fairly common. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), these are the leading causes of spinal cord injuries among Americans:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slip, trip, and falls
- Acts of violence
- Sports injuries
Serious Health Issues Related to Quadriplegia
Williams & Brown LLP has assisted many Texas residents and their families suffering after a catastrophic injury. We have seen how difficult it is to struggle with a quadriplegia injury. The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation has reported on spinal injury facts for well over a decade. According to The Foundation, here are some medical issues commonly associated with quadriplegia:
- Blood clots
- Low blood pressure
- Phantom pains
- Bladder and urinary tract infections
- Bowl function issues
- Respiratory issues
- Deep vein thrombosis
Compensation Available for a Quadriplegia Injury
Williams & Brown LLP is ready to help you pursue compensation for your Texas quadriplegia injury. Here are the items your quadriplegia claim may seek financial compensation for:
- Cost of current and future medical treatment
- Costs of physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Cost of in-home medical care
- Vehicle modifications (such as wheelchair lifts and ramps)
- Lost future earning potential
- Lost quality of life
- Pain and suffering
Contact a Waco Quadriplegia Lawyer at Williams & Brown LLP Today
After a quadriplegia injury, it is essential that you secure the legal assistance of a dedicated Texas catastrophic injury attorney. Williams & Brown LLP can help you obtain the financial settlement you and your family need to get through this difficult situation. We can be reached today at (888) 741-6200.