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.