When paralysis occurs as the result of medical malpractice a lawyer specializing in medical malpractice should be contacted immediately.
Defined as a loss of physical strength in afflicted muscles, paralysis is a devastating condition that may require years of physical therapy and rehabilitation and could result in a tremendous financial burden.
Paralysis may occur when a health care provider makes an error or medical mistake when performing a surgery.
Most people are familiar with the terms, paraplegic and quadriplegic. Paraplegia is when both legs are paralyzed and Quadriplegia is when both the legs and arms are paralyzed.
In addition to both paraplegia and quadriplegia, there are also Monoplegia, Hiplegia, and Hemiplegia.
Monoplegia is when only one limb is paralyzed, Hiplegia is when the same area of the body is paralyzed on both sides, and Hemiplegia is when only one side of the body is paralyzed.
When it comes to medical malpractice, the type of paralysis isn’t important. What is most important is that financial compensation is awarded.
There could be a time limit enforced regarding when you can file a malpractice claim. Do not delay in contacting a lawyer so that legal proceedings can begin quickly.