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Cherry Hill Paralysis Lawyers
Compassionate Cherry Hill injury attorneys helping paralysis victims in South Jersey
Paralysis is life-changing. Victims need a great amount of help, and our Cherry Hill paralysis lawyers are here to provide it. At Ferrara & Gable, we understand how devastating accidents that cause paralysis are. Our lawyers are skilled at showing why anyone who caused you or a loved one to become paralyzed should be held liable for your pain and suffering, your medical care, and all your financial and personal damages. We work with your doctors, spinal cord specialists, and rehabilitation professionals to understand every way your injuries will make your life much more difficult – and all the medical help you’ll need.
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How can we help?
- What is the definition of paralysis?
- How is paralysis categorized?
- What factors indicate a Cherry Hill accident victim is paralyzed?
- What complications from paralysis are likely?
- Are there treatments for accident victims who have paralysis?
- What types of Cherry Hill accidents cause paralysis?
- Do you have a Cherry Hill paralysis lawyer near me?
What is the definition of paralysis?
The Cleveland Clinic defines paralysis as the inability to make voluntary muscle movements. Nerves that are not injured send signals to your muscles which make the muscles move. Paralysis occurs when these signals aren’t sent or can’t be understood. More than five million Americans live with some form of paralysis.
What factors indicate a Cherry Hill accident victim is paralyzed?
Doctors will review the following signs and symptoms of paralysis:
- Loss of sensation
- Loss of muscle control
- Muscle cramps
- Numbness, loss of feeling, or tingling sensation in the limbs, hands, or feet
- Extreme back, neck, or head pain
- Inability to control the bowel or bladder
- Difficulty breathing
Paralysis care begins with the emergency medical providers that transport accident victims to the hospital and the emergency room doctors who are the first physicians to examine a Chery Hill accident victim. In addition to a physical examination and an oral examination, the following diagnostic tests will likely be ordered:
- X-rays to determine if there are any fractures or broken bones
- CT scans and MRIs to help analyze if a patient has a spinal cord injury, a traumatic brain injury, or a stroke
- A myelogram examines nerve injuries and spinal cord damage
- An electromyogram(EMG) that tests the electrical activity of muscles and nerves
- A spinal tap(lumbar puncture) to test for infection, inflammation, and certain conditions such as MS.
What complications from paralysis are likely?
It’s not just the muscles that are affected when someone suffers paralysis. Possible complications include:
- Breathing difficulties
- A risk of pneumonia
- Blood clots and deep vein thrombosis
- Swallowing and speech difficulties
- Anxiety and depression
- Excessively high or low blood pressure
- Heart problems
- Urinary incontinence
- Inability to control one’s bladder
- Sexual problems
- Circulatory disorders
- An increased risk of osteoporosis
When our personal injury lawyers evaluate your medical condition with your neurologist and other doctors, we discuss the possible complications that must be considered when evaluating the value of your claim.