Paralysis Injury Lawyers in Louisville
Serving All of Kentucky with Competence & Care
When nerve cells are damaged, the affected part of the body loses muscle strength and control. This can be somewhat localized or may affect large portions of the body, depending on the location of nerve damage. A severe spinal cord injury at the neck, for example, can cause complete paralysis of the entire body below the neck (quadriplegia). Nerve damage in the shoulder in a difficult childbirth can cause loss of muscle function in the arm (Erb’s palsy or Klumpke’s palsy). A spinal cord injury lower on the spine can cause paralysis of the legs (paraplegia).
No matter the cause or extent of paralysis, it can affect one’s life in many ways. It is important to understand what legal options you have if someone else is responsible for causing you harm. You may be entitled to financial compensation for all economic and non-economic damages you have experienced. This cannot prevent your injury from occurring in the first place, but it can help you work toward a more stable future.
To find out more about your rights and options, call (502) 242-8872 to speak with a Louisville paralysis injury lawyer at Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC. Your consultation is free!
The Cost of Living with Paralysis
The medical expenses associated with paralysis can easily add up to hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. You must consider immediate medical treatment as well as the need for ongoing care, assistive devices, therapy, home modifications, and more. Our team fights for fair compensation for our clients, helping them get the care they need – for the rest of their lives.
Compensation for a paralysis injury claim may include money for:
- Hospitalization, surgery, and trauma care
- Medication and medical supplies
- Travel expenses to and from medical appointments
- Rehabilitation, such as physical and occupational therapy
- Long-term care, including in-home aides or home modifications
- Medical equipment and assistive devices
- Lost earnings, including loss of future wages or loss of earning capacity
- Emotional trauma, such as pain and suffering or loss of enjoyment of life
The Louisville personal injury attorneys at Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC are passionate about helping individuals and families across Kentucky who have suffered the effects of paralysis. We take on cases involving car, truck, motorcycle, and other traffic accidents, and also defective products, medical errors, and birth injuries. Find out how we can help you by calling (502) 242-8872.
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In-House Medical Staff to Assist in Case Preparation & Investigations
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