Denver Paralysis Lawyers
Paralysis, the loss of muscle function and sensation, can impact any part of the body. While some types of paralysis are caused by illness (like multiple sclerosis), others arise from trauma suffered in accidents. In many cases, the accidents that cause paralysis are the result of avoidable negligence.
Whenever others’ negligent actions are the primary cause of paralysis, the injured will likely have legal options for seeking justice, holding the negligent parties liable and pursuing compensation for their medical bills, suffering and losses.
At the Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group, P.C., our attorneys have more than 35 years’ experience advocating the rights of those who have been paralyzed by negligence.
We know how damaging paralysis can be and how critical the right legal representation is when it’s time to pursue a claim for recovery. That is why our lawyers are tirelessly devoted to helping clients with paralysis pursue all available legal remedies so they can obtain the full compensation they are entitled to.
Was Your Paralysis Caused by Another’s Negligence?
Call (720) 463-1516 or Email Us
for a Free Case Review
Our attorneys and staff physician are incredibly responsive to all inquiries, responding to all communications within 30 minutes (on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET) or within 24 hours (during evenings and holidays).
Types of Paralysis
Paralysis can be classified in various ways, depending on the location, severity, duration and impacts of the condition. Specifically, the different types of paralysis can include:
• Localized or generalized paralysis – Localized paralysis will impact a single, specific region of the body (like a hand or a foot). In contrast, generalized paralysis will affect a larger region that includes multiple parts of the body (like the right or left side or the region below the waist or shoulders).
• Partial or complete paralysis – While partial paralysis provides some control over (and possibly some sensation in) the affected region, complete paralysis is far more severe, leaving the afflicted with no control or sensation in the impacted region.
• Temporary or permanent paralysis – Those with temporary paralysis may regain partial or complete function and/or sensation in the affected area. For permanent paralysis, the loss of function and sensation is typically irreversible.
• Flaccid or spastic paralysis – When paralysis shrinks the muscles in the impacted region, it’s classified as flaccid paralysis. In contrast, when it causes the muscles to tighten and move uncontrollably, it’s categorized as spastic paralysis.
Causes of Paralysis: How Negligence Can Cause Paralysis
When physical trauma, rather than disease, is the underlying cause of paralysis, it is not uncommon for some form of negligence to be involved. The following uncovers some negligence-related incidents and factors that commonly result in paralysis:
• Motor vehicle accidents – Drunk, distracted, fatigued and reckless drivers can cause serious crashes that can result catastrophic injuries like paralysis. These negligent drivers can be liable for the paralysis and other injuries they cause.
• Dangerous drugs – Some risky medications have been linked to an increased risk of health complications, like stroke, which can also cause paralysis. Commonly, this is the result of pharmaceutical companies failing to conduct the proper safety testing in an effort to maximize profits at the expense of public safety.
• Defective products – When faulty products malfunction and cause accidents, they too can leave accident victims paralyzed. Similar to the above, this tends to arise when manufacturers cut corners to promote profits over public safety.
• Medical mistakes – Oversights made during surgery, the birthing process and other events can lead to complications that may leave patients with some form of paralysis. In these situations, the negligent medical professionals can be held accountable.
• Animal attacks – Paralysis may also arise from attacks by unrestrained or unmonitored dogs (or other pets). In these situations, negligent pet owners may be liable for the injuries their pets inflict on others.
Recovering from Paralysis: The Legal Options
The nature of the event that caused paralysis will impact the legal options victims have for seeking compensation. An attorney at the Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group, P.C. can reveal more about your legal recovery options, after reviewing your situation.
Generally, however, recoveries for paralysis claims may include damages for (but not necessarily limited to):
• Past and future medical bills related to treating the paralysis
• Past and future lost earnings
• Damaged property
• Pain and suffering
• Loss of consortium
• Punitive damages (in cases that involve recurring and/or particularly horrific forms of negligence).
Though money may never fully reverse the impacts of paralysis, the recoveries from paralysis claims can be essential to helping the injured put their lives back together.
Contact a Denver Personal Injury Attorney at the Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group, P.C. for More Answers about a Potential Paralysis Case
If you or someone you love has been paralyzed as a result of negligence, a Denver personal injury attorney at the Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group, P.C. is ready to meet with you and explain your legal options for financial recovery.
Call (720) 463-1516 or email our firm for a free, no obligations case review. We work on contingency – so you will not owe us any legal fees if there is no recovery in your case.
At the Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group, P.C., our Denver lawyers tirelessly advocate injured people’s rights to compensation as we help them hold negligent and reckless parties responsible. We have a proven record of success and dedication when it comes to helping accident victims get the highest possible compensation for their injuries and losses.