Injuries that lead to paralysis can be life-altering

Arizona residents who have suffered serious injuries in an accident may be left with a number of residual effects. These may be overcome with treatment and therapy for some, while others may experience injuries from which they may never fully recover. Paralysis, for example, that occurs as a result of a major injury may be permanent and can leave a person unable to resume normal day-to-day activities without assistance.

When a person loses the ability to control muscle movements, that person is considered paralyzed. This paralysis may be temporary or permanent, depending on the type and location of the injury. It may also be considered a partial or full loss of control.

Common causes of paralysis include car accidents, sports injury, falls, work-related accidents and a number of medical issues. While the symptoms associated with paralysis can vary, a common sign is simply the loss of feeling or the inability to move the affected limbs. In general, there is not a specific treatment for paralysis. Medical providers will do their best to treat the injury, but nerve damage may not be reversible. While there is no cure for permanent paralysis, rehabilitation and therapy can help those injured learn how to work around their injury.

Paralysis can lead to the need for extensive medical care, rehabilitation and, in some cases, long-term assistive care. All of which can wreak havoc on personal finances, on top of the emotional and physical damages done. Arizona residents who have suffered this type of injury at the hands of another individual may pursue legal action in order to seek compensation for the damages sustained. Personal injury claims can be filed in civil court and, if successfully managed, may be result in a monetary judgment to compensate for the current and future financial losses associated with the injury.

Source:, "Paralysis", Jan. 3, 2015

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