Wisconsin Partial Paralysis Attorneys
Your spine protects an important bundle of nerves called the spinal cord. These nerves control involuntary movement, direct voluntary movement, receive sensory input, and perform many other directives from the brain. If the spinal cord is injured, it can result in devastating damage, including partial paralysis.
Partial paralysis, or paraplegia, occurs when you lose the use of your legs or lower body. Without feeling or movement in your lower body, you may be forced to rely on a wheelchair and to give up your job. If you have suffered from partial paralysis due to another person’s carelessness, such as a drunk driver, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and more. Contact a Wisconsin partial paralysis lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 to learn how we can help you seek justice.
Paraplegia from Permanent Nerve Damage
Paralysis occurs when the nerves in the spinal cord suffer permanent damage. Normally, your backbone works to protect your nerve cord, but accidents such as auto wrecks and elevated falls can break your spine, also ripping the spinal cord. If a sharp object slides through your vertebrae and pierces the spinal cord, this can sever the nerves as well.
In many cases, spinal cord damage is permanent. Doctors and researchers are unable to completely reconnect or re-grow the injured nerves. Thus, once the damage is done, it is typically incurable. If the injury happened in the lumbar area of the spine, or the mid to lower back, it can result in paralysis of the legs and lower body.
Treatment Options for Partial Paralysis
While nerve damage is usually permanent, doctors and therapists can sometimes help patients through several different treatment options, such as:
- Occupational therapy
- Physical therapy
Sadly, though, these treatments work more to help patients adapt to paraplegia rather than try to heal it. If you now suffer from paralysis due to someone else’s negligent act, you should consult an experienced attorney today.
If your normal lifestyle has been turned upside down by paraplegia, you may be entitled to financial compensation. To discuss the facts of your case, contact an experienced Wisconsin partial paralysis attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today at 800-242-2874.