Fort Wayne Paraplegia Injury Attorneys
Paraplegia is a devastating condition that causes an individual to lose complete or partial sensation and motor skills in the lower half of their body. Generally, paraplegics suffer spinal cord trauma, which causes their condition, but occasionally they are born with diseases that can lead to paralysis, such as Spina Bifida or Multiple Sclerosis.
Paraplegic individuals have a lifetime of recovery awaiting them, requiring financial and emotional support from all loved ones. While restoring full functionality is impossible, if another individual’s misconduct and/or negligence caused your injury, a Fort Wayne personal injury attorney can investigate the circumstances of your case and fight to obtain the compensation you need and deserve.
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What is Complete Versus Partial Paraplegia?
All spinal cord injuries are classified as either complete or partial. When a person is diagnosed with complete paraplegia, their entire lower body has become paralyzed.
Partial paraplegics still retain some motor skills and sensation in their lower body. While nothing is guaranteed, partial paraplegics stand a better chance of regaining some sensation and motion. Partial paraplegia is still serious but allows an individual to retain their dignity, as bowel and bladder control is usually intact.
What Are Paraplegia Risks?
Partial paraplegics are at less risk of developing further diseases and require less preventative healthcare. Still, paraplegia requires attentive care by loved ones and the victim to avoid additional health complications, which can include:
- Pressure sores, muscular atrophy, and deep vein thrombosis due to a weakened immune system and lack of lower body sensation.
- Pulmonary embolism, blood clots, and stroke because of poor blood circulation.
- Development of diseases, such as pneumonia and septicemia, due to the body’s weakened immune system.
What Compensation is Available for Paraplegia Victims?
Paraplegics require additional financial support in order to pay for the massive medical bills their condition necessitates. When another party’s misconduct or negligence results in paraplegia, a Fort Wayne spinal cord injury attorney may be able to recover compensation for your damages, which may include:
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Rehabilitation costs
- Medical bills
- Mental and physical pain
- Loss of earning capacity
Free Interview – No Fee Until Settlement or Recovery
Personal injury attorney, Richard Truitt of Truitt Law Offices, understands the value of your case and your family’s emotional and financial needs. His honesty and commitment to your case will help your family recover and move on from a spinal cord injury.
If you or a loved one has become paraplegic due to another party’s misconduct or negligence, please contact our paraplegia office online or call us at (888) 665-1972 to schedule your free interview. Truitt Law Offices serves the Fort Wayne, Huntington, and Indiana areas. Make your first call, your only call.