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Paralysis and Its Impact On Your Body

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One of the most severe injuries a person can sustain is spine or spinal cord damage. A spinal cord injury may lead to paralysis, which can reduce body function. However, paralysis can come in multiple forms, so it’s crucial to recognize how this type of injury can impact your body.

The main types of paralysis include:

  • Monoplegia – This type of paralysis affects one limb.
  • Hemiplegia – This type of paralysis affects one half of the body (e.g., the right arm and leg).
  • Paraplegia – This type of paralysis affects the lower half of the body (just the legs).
  • Quadriplegia – This type of paralysis affects all four limbs.

Paralysis can also come in complete and incomplete forms, with each causing some devastating effects. We’ll explain what these mean below.

Complete Paralysis

Suffering from complete paralysis means total loss of movement and function in the affected limbs. For instance, if someone suffers from complete quadriplegia, they would be unable to use any of the affected limbs (arms, legs, hands, feet, etc.)

Incomplete Paralysis

When you suffer from incomplete paralysis, you may retain some function below the injury location. Incomplete paraplegia may impact your legs, but you may be able to move your feet. It is still a severe injury that can significantly impact your entire life, and you should be sure to seek the maximum compensation.

Our Sacramento spine injury attorneys at Piering Law Firm stand by your side every step of the way. We aim to be your trusted advocates through complex legal matters, seeking the maximum compensation available to you for your catastrophic injuries. Let our team be your voice and seek the most favorable outcome possible.

Ready to discuss your case with a skilled legal professional in a free consultation? Call our firm today at (916) 476-2399 and discover your rights with our team.

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