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Paralysis is the loss of feeling and/or movement in one or more areas of the body and can be partial or total and temporary or permanent in nature. Paralysis be caused by a number of events, but when it occurs because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.
For professional insight on the common causes of paralysis injuries in Columbus, reach out to our dedicated attorneys. If you or a loved one became paralyzed in an accident cause by negligence, our lawyers have the legal experience and skill necessary to strengthen your case and maximize your chances of success.
Paralysis is often the result of trauma to the brain or spinal cord. This can occur in many types of accidents, including:
Although rare, exposure to a toxin can also lead to paralysis. This can happen if you live near a factory that experiences an explosion, a fire, or a malfunction that allows toxins to pollute the surrounding area. This has also happened in the past where a truck or train carrying a toxic substance gets into a wreck that dissipates the chemical and causes people in the community to suffer paralysis and other negative health effects.
In those cases, a motivated attorney practicing in Columbus at O’Connor, Acciani & Levy can analyze the situation that caused you or your loved one’s paralysis and identify the negligent party. With the help of a compassionate lawyer at O’Connor Acciani & Levy you may be able to hold negligent parties accountable for you or your loved one’s paralysis injuries.
Paralysis which occurs as a result of medical malpractice can happen in a few ways. If a doctor fails to identify and diagnose a condition that then worsens to eventually cause a stroke or something else that leads to paralysis, that doctor may be held legally responsible. A surgeon may also bump into or injure the wrong nerve during a procedure, inadvertently causing paralysis.
On the other hand, if a doctor warns a patient about a potentially developing condition and they decide against treating or testing for it, they will not be able to recover compensation from the doctor or hospital for the consequences of their lack of action. Whether you choose to forego treatment for lack of financial resources or apathy of the condition, once the conversation is noted on your medical record, you are responsible for acting on the doctor’s advice.
In a similar vein, if someone is advised to treat an injury from an accident and they decline, they will only be able to recover damages for the initial injuries and the prescribed treatment. They will not be able to collect payments for any paralysis that happened due to their lack of action. That is only one reason that seeking medical attention and following doctors’ instructions is so important. The other, of course, is preserving your or your loved one’s health and well-being.
Learning about how the common causes of paralysis injuries in Columbus impact ensuing lawsuits may be critical to securing a positive outcome in your case. The respected lawyers at O’Connor, Acciani & Levy can walk you through how negligence can cause paralysis and how to identify the liable party.
You do not need to go through this scary time alone. Get in touch today to learn more about your options.