Hemiparesis Injury Attorneys in Fort Wayne
Hemiparesis is when muscles are weakened on only one half of the body. It is generally the consequence of a stroke and affects facial, arm, and leg muscles. This partial paralysis is a life changing condition that requires substantial rehabilitation efforts, along with emotional and financial support.
Hemiparesis Versus Hemiplegia
Hemiparesis is often confused with hemiplegia, which is the complete paralysis of one or more limbs on the same side of the body. Depending on the location of paralysis, both conditions can make basic activities dangerous and/or painful, such as:
- Walking – Leg instability associated with hemiparesis and hemiplegia can increase anxiety and heighten injury susceptibility.
How Hemiparesis is Inflicted
While the majority of hemiparesis victims acquire the condition after birth, children suffering from cerebral palsy may have limited motor skill function similar to individuals with hemiparesis.
Negligent Parties and Hemiparesis
Numerous situations can result in an individual being afflicted with hemiparesis due to another party’s negligence, including:
- Misdiagnosis/delayed diagnoses – When a physician fails to recognize evident signs of a stroke, which leads to hemiparesis.
- Birth injuries – If a physician’s negligence results in cerebral palsy in a child.
- Emergency room errors – If an employee of an emergency room fails to accurately diagnose or delays treatment, which results in an individual suffering a stroke and developing hemiparesis, then negligent parties may be held accountable for their damages.
Compensation for Hemiparesis
Hemiparesis is a lifelong condition necessitating a large financial umbrella to cover related costs. When a physician’s negligence results in hemiparesis, victims may be entitled to compensation for their damages, which can include:
- Related medical bills, including hospital costs, doctor consultations, rehabilitation efforts, and medication costs
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of earning capacity
- Diminished quality of life
- Mental and physical suffering
Free Interview – No Fee Until Settlement or Recovery
Indiana personal injury attorney Richard Truitt has represented catastrophically injured clients for thirty seven years. He has the experience and determination to fight against insurance companies and hospitals that may attempt limiting the compensation you are entitled to.
If you or a loved one has suffered a stroke and been diagnosed with hemiparesis in the Fort Wayne or Huntington, Indiana area, please contact our personal injury office online or call us at (888) 665-1972 to schedule your free interview at Truitt Law Offices. Richard Truitt operates on a contingency basis, which means there is no fee unless we recover compensation for your damages.