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The Many Forms Of Paralysis

20 July

Being in an accident, or having a trauma to your body can cause a catastrophic injury to the body. Most people who sustain catastrophic injuries have to alter their lifestyle drastically, and may not be able to function as they once did. Many may need assistance, while others become completely paralyzed from their ordeal. Some paralysis is temporary, while others are permanent. With permanent paralysis, it not only affects the victim but the family and loved ones as well. It can be draining mentally, physically and financially. Taking care of someone who is paralyzed is a full-time endeavor, and it takes commitment from the caregiver to always be there, or at least provide the victim with someone who can assist them. Two worlds have now drastically changed, and both people are now in need of serious help.

If you have a loved one who has suffered a catastrophic injury which caused paralysis, you need to contact a professional paralysis attorney in Kauai. Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli and Pratt P.A. have years of experience on the island of Kauai representing paralysis victims and their loved ones. They understand the hardship both are going through, and the adjustment they both need to make to deal with the situation. They understand mounting medical bills can bury you financially, leaving you at risk for bankruptcy or foreclosure on your home. No one should have to deal with the stress of finances when taking care of a loved one. Finding a professional paralysis attorney in Kauai is top priority when dealing with a situation like this.

Types of Paralysis

Monoplegia – This is paralysis of one region of the body – usually a limb. People with monoplegia most likely have control over the rest of their body, but they can not move or feel sensation in one limb. Strokes, tumors, brain damage, etc. can cause monoplegia.

Hemiplegia – This affects an arm and a leg on both sides of the body. This is usually caused by cerebral palsy. It starts off with a “pins and needles” sensation and progresses to muscle weakness, and ultimately, total paralysis.

Paraplegia – This is paralysis below the waist, and usually affects both legs, the hips and any function below the waist. Not everyone with paraplegia is completely paralyzed below the waist. For some, the severity differs from day to day.

Quadriplegia – This is paralysis below the neck. As with paraplegia, not everyone with quadriplegia is completely paralyzed. It varies in degree from person to person. Some people eventually regain limited function of their limbs, and some may regain complete function. But many retain their brains and bodies through intense rehabilitation and physical therapy.

If you have a loved one who is suffering from any type of paralysis, you need to reach out to a professional paralysis attorney in Kauai who will fight for you and your loved one. Coping with any type of paralysis takes patience, understanding, and finances. Call Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli and Pratt P.A. today for a free consultation.

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