Paralysis is described as the inability to control one or more muscles in the body, as well as a lack of sensation and other bodily functions. The loss is mostly caused by nerve damage or a spinal cord injury, rather than the muscles themselves.
Mental Health Can Be Imperilled as a Result of Paralysis
A person who suffers from a spinal cord injury endures sudden life changes. Besides limb paralysis, so many other functions of the body are compromised. Because of the loss of physical movement and function, people who are paralyzed lose much of their independence. That’s not the only change. People who deal with physical inabilities may lose their jobs, which impacts their financial situations. Even someone’s social roles may change. While going through this sudden life change, the way a person observes himself may be complex than before, and he might doubt his part in different relationships. A person who has become paralyzed is on a continuous rollercoaster of emotions: sadness, anger, worry, fright, and confusion. This can lead to conditions of depression and anxiety.
Types of paralysis
There are two forms of paralysis: localised and generalised.
- When a certain part of the body, such as the face or a hand, is paralysed, it is known as localised paralysis.
- A wide region of the body is affected by generalised paralysis. The following are few examples of generalised paralysis:
Monoplegia: Monoplegia is a disorder in which one limb is paralysed.
Hemiplegia: Hemiplegia is a condition in which one of the body’s arms and legs is paralysed.
Paraplegia: Both knees, or the pelvis and part of the lower torso, are paralysed in paraplegia.
Tetraplegia: All arms and legs are paralysed in tetraplegia (also known as quadriplegia).
Paralysis may affect an individual’s sexuality in addition to the symptoms listed above, such as changes in physical functioning, feeling, and reaction. Urinary incontinence, intestinal incontinence, and respiratory health problems are also possible side effects.
Injuries like paralysis will put a lot of financial strain on the injured person and/or their families, but requesting interim compensation early on can help alleviate the financial burden during an otherwise difficult period. Interim payments can be needed not only to pay regular bills but also to buy specialised equipment.
Our team of paralysis compensation professionals are leading experts in the field and will be able to help you through the court process.
Circumstances that can result in paralysis as a result of an accident
A major injury, such as a broken leg, normally results in paralysis, which is usually lifelong. The below are the most common forms of accidents that result in paralysis:
- Spine injury.
- Brain injury.
- Spinal cord injury.
- Cerebral palsy is a condition that affects the brain.
Accidents can cause paralysis in a variety of ways, including but not limited to:
- Slams clinical and academic malpractice.
- Road traffic accidents (RTA) building site accidents cycling accidents drop from height motorcycling accidents.
Solicitors that specialise
Since we know that the needs of people who have been affected by tetraplegia, paraplegia, hemiplegia, or monoplegia are severe and complicated, our Traumatic Personal Injury (PI) and Professional Negligence attorneys who deal with paralysed clients treat a limited number of lawsuits to provide them with the care and resources they need.
The level of paralysis will affect the disabled person’s quality of life and will assess their need for care assistance. Our law staff will also help with job problems, recovery, and home adaptations, as well as forming a trust with other professionals to guarantee the benefits are secured. For more information on trusts, please see our additional resources.
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If you or a loved one has been paralysed as a result of someone else’s negligence, you will be entitled to file a paralysis liability suit. For a private, no-obligation consultation, dial our serious Personal Injury (PI) or Medical Negligence Lawyers on freephone: 0141 280 1112 for No-win no-Fee Solicitors in Scotland. Alternatively, you can fill out the form below to submit a callback and we will contact you.