Spinal cord damage is the most common cause of paralysis, and is usually the result of injuries sustained in car accidents, sports-related injuries and slip and fall accidents.
Medical malpractice can also cause paralysis. Although rare, operating errors during back surgery, inexperienced physicians and anesthesia mistakes can permanently damage the spine or other areas of the nervous system.
An injury or even a disease can permanently impact a person’s nervous system, which affects their ability to move or feel. The most common types of paralysis include:
Damages in the brain, spinal cord or nerves outside the spinal cord cause paralysis. The most common causes of brain damage include:
Spinal cord damage is most often caused by accidents, but other conditions can also affect the spinal cord. Aside from accidents the most common causes of spinal cord damage include:
The only treatment for paralysis is rehabilitation. This can include:
If you or a loved one has suffered a paralyzing injury due to the negligence of another, call The Barnes Firm or contact us online for a FREE consultation.
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