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Paralysis leads to considerable life care needs

On Behalf of | Jan 17, 2022 | Injuries

A spinal cord injury can lead to paraplegia or quadriplegia. These forms of paralysis impact the limbs and can require a person to need extensive assistance with daily tasks. This can be very expensive to pay for, especially when the person isn’t able to work because of the injury.

There are several things that they have to think about when they’re trying to figure out the new way of life that they need to live.

What complications might occur?

The complication that a person suffers after this type of injury depends on where the damage is on the spinal cord and what type of damage is done. Some of the complications are rather common. These include:

  • Weight gain: This can occur likely due to the decrease in activity that the person has daily. A reduction in calorie intake might help to keep this under control.
  • Infections: These are possible, especially around the place where the injury occurred and in the parts of the body that are paralyzed. Pneumonia is also possible for those who have a higher spinal cord injury that impacts the chest, lungs, and diaphragm.
  • Chronic pain or loss of sensation: This usually occurs at or below the level of the injury. While these are on opposite sides of the spectrum, they can both cause problems for the victim.

Anyone who suffers a spinal cord injury because of the actions of someone else should ensure they explore their option to seek compensation. There are time limits in Ohio for filing these claims, so you must ensure you get it taken care of quickly. Your case enables you to claim damages related to the injury. Missed wages and medical bills are two of the more common types associated with these claims.