Have you or a loved one has suffered Paralysis from an injury that was not their fault? LPS can help ease the burden assisting you claiming paraplegia compensation.
Paraplegia is an impairment of motor and/or sensory function characterized by paralysis of the lower half of the body including the legs. Paraplegia is usually caused by damage to the spinal cord but can also be caused by a congenital condition. If the arms are also affected by paralysis the term for the condition is Quadriplegia or also known as Tetraplegia.
What are the causes?
The most common causes of spinal cord injuries include;
Paraplegia is usually caused by damage to the spinal cord, through which nerve impulses travel between the brain and the body. Paraplegia usually only results in malfunctioning sensory nerves in the brain. As a result this can be very dangerous because in certain body parts, the patient may not be able to feel pain or heat.
What are the complications?
Other complications are caused due to the brains loss of control over several physiological functions, so in addition to the lack of mobility paraplegia can diminish the patients;
- Sex drive & performance
- Bladder control
Other more dangerous complications occur when the brain impulses to respiratory muscles are disrupted, resulting in damage to the respiratory system. Respiratory diseases, most commonly;
- Pulmonary emboli
Are the leading causes of death among those with paraplegia. Other outcomes of these disruptions range from;
- Sleep apnea
- Loss of skin elasticity
- Pressure sores
- Bone fractures
- Automic dysreflexia
How can we help?
Paraplegia usually requires costly, long term treatment. If you or a loved one is suffering from the condition you may be entitled to compensation to ease the financial burden you may be facing. This can help towards physiotherapy, medical costs and lost wages amongst other damages.
Call our solicitors on 0800 996 1807, text 4myclaim to 88802, chat to us online or complete our simple form now and one of our solicitors will contact you at a convenient time to discuss your requirements with no obligation and on no win no fee terms.