Westchester County Quadriplegia Injury

Loss of muscular control, nerve damage and loss of feeling in the body are part of the daily trials of the quadriplegic who may be the innocent victim of a motorcycle accident, diving accident, a car accident or a slip and fall on a construction site. This injury necessitates the use of wheelchairs, respirators and dialysis machines. Getting the medications you need and seeing the specialists that you want can also be very expensive. Our legal team believes that it is our mission to help you acquire the money that you need so that you can afford everything that a quadriplegic must have to lead a reasonably comfortable and worry-free life. There are usually formidable medical expenses associated with being a quadriplegic. Many suffer from breathing and bladder problems, digestive issues, joint and tissue wasting, bone weakness and compromised organ functions. They are also more prone to infections and psychiatric disorders than other people. Emotionally, they may be mourning the loss of friends, family and other support systems, or the disappearance of a career. These are issues many accidents victims do not think about. Our legal team is experienced in helping victims understand the reality of their serious injury. If you or a family member has been in an accident and suffered spinal cord injury, it is important that you immediately contact an experienced Westerchester County Quadriplegia Lawyer as you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and losses.

Signs of a paralysis injury

While the obvious sign that you may have suffered a paralysis is that you have lack of feeling in parts of your body, in some cases paralysis may not occur until days or even weeks following the injury. Signs that you may have damage to your spinal cord that may lead to paralysis include:

  • Acute back pain
  • Pressure in the back, head or neck
  • Weakness in any part of your body
  • Lack of coordination
  • Tingling in your hands, fingers, feet or toes
  • Numbness or loss of sensation in your hands, fingers, feet or toes
  • Incontinence
  • Difficulty walking
  • Impaired breathing
  • Twisted neck or back
  • Muscle spasms
Common causes of paralysis

There are many causes of spinal injuries that lead to full paralysis. However, the statistics show that most of these accidents that lead to quadriplegia are caused by a car accident. Whether or not the accident was caused by a bad driver, a drunk driver or debris hitting your windshield, it is likely the accident was not your fault and that someone else was negligent.

While car accidents are a common cause of injuries that lead to quadriplegia, paralysis is sometimes caused by medical malpractice. Some types of malpractice commonly seen in relation to these injuries include:

  • Incorrect positioning of the patient during surgery
  • Failure to immobilize the spine after an accident
  • Failure to monitor spine during surgery
  • Chiropractic malpractice
  • Intubation errors
Damages

Quadriplegia can cause a number of health complications including blood clots, pressure sores, spastic muscles, respiratory problems, and loss of bladder and bowel control. Treatment of a spinal injury that results in paralysis is costly. Following the injury a quadriplegic will require an extended period of treatment and rehabilitative care. You will have to adapt to daily living without the use of their arms and legs. You will likely need physical therapy, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, and counseling. In addition, you may need to move or modify your home to make it accessible. Your medical treatment, equipment, and therapy are all quite costly and may cause you financial distress. In addition, you may no longer be able to work and earn a living. Thus, while your expenses are increasing your income may have substantially decreased.

A personal injury lawsuit against the business, government entity, or individual responsible for the accident will not only hold that person accountable for the negligent acts but will also provide you and your family with needed financial relief. Through a personal injury action you can seek compensation to cover your medical expenses, modifications to your home or vehicle, and equipment needs to help with your rehabilitation and daily living. You can also seek compensation for your lost earnings and loss of earning capacity. Furthermore, you may also be compensated for the pain and suffering you endured as a result of the injury.

Westchester County Quadriplegia Lawyer

If you or a loved one was injured in an accident that resulted in temporary or permanent paralysis contact an experienced attorney who understands both the legal issues associated with personal injury cases as well as the medical issues associated with quadriplegia, paraplegia, and other types of paralysis. The staff at Stephen Bilkis and Associates is experienced in handling personal injury and wrongful death cases stemming from auto, truck, motorcycle, boat, and construction accidents. Contact us at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW (1-800-696-9529) to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We serve those injured in accidents in the following locations:

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