Paralysis Caused by Medical Malpractice

Seek Compensation with Help from a St. Louis Injury Attorney

Paralysis is generally caused by an injury to the spinal cord. Many spinal cord injuries cause paralysis and partial or complete lack of sensation below the point of injury. It is also possible for there to be loss of bladder and bowel function and difficulty with breathing. In addition to the physical issues you must confront and overcome when you have been paralyzed, the emotional issues may be even more devastating. Not being able to walk or to feel a loved one's touch can be overwhelming.

Paralysis occurs when a muscle or group of muscles can no longer function due to nerve damage. It may affect just one arm or leg, one side of the face or body or it may affect the whole body. Spinal cord injuries that are not properly dealt with by medical professionals, as well as misdiagnosis, medication errors and surgical errors may all lead to paralysis. Sometimes, paralysis is only temporary. At this time, there is no cure for permanent paralysis, since destroyed nerve tissues cannot grow back. The prospect of being paralyzed for life can leave victims of these kinds of accidents feeling depressed and hopeless about life. If you think your doctor or hospital may have been negligent, you should seek the counsel of a St. Louis personal injury lawyer.

Help from a St. Louis Medical Malpractice Lawyer

If you have been paralyzed while under the care of a doctor, consult with a skilled attorney to help you gain the monies you need to provide top-quality treatment. A good rehabilitation program that includes physical therapy is crucial to help you get your life back on track and be able to do the day to day activities that may have at one time been taken for granted. The team of family attorneys from Meyerkord & Meyerkord is here to fight for your rights, so contact us right away. We want to assist you and your family in recovering the financial, physical and emotional stability that is so important to all of you.