At Fieger Law, we understand your pain and suffering, as well as the physical limitations put upon you by paralysis. Our legal team has the medical knowledge and experience to identify medical negligence or other causes of paralysis and will fight hard to get you the compensation you need for the future.

The Causes of Paralysis and Your Legal Options

Paralysis, a partial or complete loss of motor function, can be caused by a variety of factors, including medical malpractice and personal injury accidents. Whatever the cause, this life-altering condition has a profound impact on every aspect of a person’s life. But if you or a loved one has suffered paralysis due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages.

Common Causes of Paralysis:

  • Medical Malpractice: Surgical errors near the spine or brain, anesthesia complications, and incorrect or delayed diagnoses can all lead to paralysis.
  • Vehicle Accidents: Car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and truck accidents can cause spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis.
  • Workplace Accidents: Falls, machinery accidents, and construction site accidents can potentially cause paralysis.
  • Other Causes: Diseases like Multiple Sclerosis, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, and strokes can also cause paralysis.

Additional Causes of Paralysis:

  • Birth Injuries: Use of excessive force during childbirth can damage the baby’s spinal cord, leading to paralysis.
  • Sports Injuries: Severe sports injuries, particularly those involving the spine, can cause paralysis.
  • Violent Acts: Gunshot wounds and other violent acts can damage the spinal cord and cause paralysis.

Types of Paralysis

Paralysis can impact different areas of the body. Here are the three primary classifications of paralysis, distinguished by the affected areas:

  • Paraplegia: Legs and lower part of the body
  • Quadriplegia: Arms and legs
  • Hemiplegia: One side of the body only

The Financial, Mental, and Social Costs of Paralysis

The costs of living with paralysis are immense and can be difficult to quantify with all the unknowns associated with such a traumatic injury (hospitalization, surgery, rehabilitation or ongoing medical care, assistive devices, home modifications, and personal support services). In addition, paralysis may prevent you from returning to work, resulting in lost wages, benefits, and future earnings.

So often, the word “cost” is associated with finances, but it’s important to remember that paralysis can lead to additional challenges such as physical pain, depression, anxiety, social isolation, and the inability to enjoy life as you once did.

If you are suffering because of someone else’s negligence or act of violence, you deserve compensation for all these significant losses in your life. An injury attorney can help you understand your legal options and fight for the compensation you need now and in the future.

More Million-Dollar Verdicts Than Any Firm In The Nation

For over 70 years, the malpractice lawyers at Fieger Law have fought and won compensation for victims left paralyzed by their doctors and other personal injury accidents. If your family has suffered paralysis as the result of anyone’s negligence, Geoffrey Fieger and his team at Fieger Law can help. Contact Michigan’s most successful law firm today.