Paralysis Attorneys in Waco Temple Killeen Texas
Paralysis is complete loss of strength in an affected limb or muscle group. Permanent or temporary paralysis is a life altering injury that is impossible to ignore. When an accident victim suffers for the rest of their life due to someone else’s negligence, it is especially hard to take. In some situations, a person suffers partial paralysis, and in other particularly difficult circumstances complete paralysis. Although every case is different, personal injury lawyers at Dunnam & Dunnam have recovered millions for those suffering from paralysis due to someone else’s conduct. Call our Waco Temple Killeen paralysis attorneys at 254-753-6437 for a consultation.
We will work with medical experts, certified life care planners and economists to determine the exact nature of your paralysis and the anticipated life time costs. Then we will aggressively pursue full compensation for the damages you have suffered, including pain and suffering; current and future medical expenses; physical, occupational and vocational rehabilitation; lost income and loss of future earning capacity; property damage and more.
What are the types of paralysis?
Paralysis may affect an individual muscle, but it usually affects an entire body region. The distribution of weakness is an important clue to the location of the nerve damage that is causing the paralysis. Words describing the distribution of paralysis use the suffix “-plegia,” from the Greek word for “stroke.” The types of paralysis are classified by region:
- Monoplegia, affecting only one limb
- Diplegia, affecting the same body region on both sides of the body (both arms, for example, or both sides of the face)
- Hemiplegia, affecting one side of the body
- Paraplegia, affecting both legs and the trunk
- Quadriplegia, affecting all four limbs and the trunk.
What are rehabilitation options for paralysis?
The only treatment for paralysis is to treat its underlying cause. The loss of function caused by long-term paralysis can be treated through a comprehensive rehabilitation program. Rehabilitation includes:
- Physical therapy. The physical therapist focuses on mobility. Physical therapy helps develop strategies to compensate for paralysis by using those muscles that still have normal function, helps maintain and build any strength and control that remain in the affected muscles, and helps maintain range of motion in the affected limbs to prevent muscles from shortening (contracture) and becoming deformed. If nerve regrowth is expected, physical therapy is used to retrain affected limbs during recovery. A physical therapist also suggests adaptive equipment such as braces, canes, or wheelchairs.
- Occupational therapy. The occupational therapist focuses on daily activities such as eating and bathing. Occupational therapy develops special tools and techniques that permit self-care and suggests ways to modify the home and workplace so that a patient with an impairment may live a normal life.
- Other specialties. The nature of the impairment may mean that the patient needs the services of a respiratory therapist, vocational rehabilitation counselor, social worker, speech-language pathologist, nutritionist, special education teacher, recreation therapist, or clinical psychologist.
Paralysis Injury Attorneys in Waco Temple Killeen
Dunnam & Dunnam attorneys are experienced in handling claims involving paralysis. Waco, Temple & Killeen paralysis injury attorneys at Dunnam & Dunnam can be contacted at 254-753-6437.
The Temple, Killeen & Waco paralysis injury attorneys at Dunnam & Dunnam include:
- Vance Dunnam
- Jim Dunnam
- Thomas C. West
- Merrilee Harmon
- Christie Ryan
- Andrea Michelle Mehta
- Eleeza Johnson
Call our Central Texas paralysis injury attorneys at 254-753-6437 to discuss your matter.