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 in claiming for tetraplegia compensation.
Tetraplegia, also known as quadriplegia occurs when damage to the spinal cord in the neck leads to the loss of movement and feeling in the upper body, both arms and both legs. Suffering from tetraplegia can drastically alter the life of an individual, often leaving them reliant on the care of others on a daily basis.
Causes of Tetraplegia
People with Tetraplegia are commonly confined to a wheelchair by their condition. The most common causes include:
- Neck injuries
Spinal cord injuries caused by:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Accidents whilst working
- Falls from height
- Diseases affecting the spinal cord
Tetraplegia is amongst the most serious conditions resulting from spinal cord inquires and is commonly associated with neck injuries. Falls and accidents resulting in fracture vertebrae in the neck can damage the nerves of the spinal cord and lead to almost total paralysis.
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms vary depending on the extent of the injury and of the spinal cord at which the injury takes place. An injury at the highest vertebra will likely result in loss of function from the neck down, and the patient will probably require a ventilator. An individual with an injury at a lower cervical vertebra may retain some use of the arms and hands. Depending on the injury the symptoms may include;
- Impairment to limbs
- Loss of sensation in affected areas
- Burning neuropathic pain in affected areas
- Loss of bowel control
- Loss of bladder control
- Loss of sexual drive performance
- Loss of sexual drive and performance
- Loss of digestive function
- Respiratory complications and infections
- Autonomic dysreflexia
- Loss of other autonomic functions
- Pressure sores
- Frozen joints
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Cardiovascular disease
How can we help?
Tetraplegia 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.