Baltimore Catastrophic Injury Attorneys Understand the Perils of Paralysis and Fight to Hold Negligent Parties Accountable
We Stand Up For Victims Who Have Been Forever Altered By Tragic Injuries
Paralysis can permanently change your life and the lives of those you love. It requires a lifetime of expensive medical and physical care, which can leave families financially as well as emotionally devastated. When you or someone you love is facing paralysis because of an accident due to someone else’s negligence, becoming engrossed in a legal battle is the furthest thing from your mind. The injury attorneys at Mallon & McCool, LLC know our clients have more serious things to worry about than court fights. We step up to strongly advocate your accident case, so you and your family can focus on your medical recovery. Our goal is securing your maximum compensation for your injuries.
What Causes Paralysis?
Paralysis is the loss or impairment of voluntary body movement. Statistics show one in 50 people in the United States live with some form of paralysis. The debilitating condition can result from:
Motor vehicle accidents – Vehicle crashes are a leading cause of paralysis. Often times, victims are pinned under their car during a rollover accident or crushed when another vehicle strikes their car. Limited space and extreme pressure on victims’ spinal cords result in varying degrees of paralysis. A drunk driver crashing into another vehicle can cause debilitating injuries to innocent victims, including spinal cord injuries, head and brain injuries, paralysis and wrongful death.
Medical malpractice – Mistakes during surgery and other medical procedures can cause spinal cord injuries in patients, resulting in paralysis. Similarly, when medical staff fails to properly treat spinal cord injuries, their negligence can lead to preventable paralysis. Babies suffering spinal cord injury during birth due to the negligence of a physician or other healthcare worker can lead to a lifetime of suffering for both the child and their family. Proving medical negligence is a complex process, requiring extensive resources and experienced attorneys. Our attorneys have a long history of success winning large monetary awards for victims of medical malpractice.
Swimming pool accidents – The failure of property owners to warn visitors of swimming pool hazards can lead to spinal cord damage in swimmers including paralysis. Swimmers are frequently paralyzed when diving into shallow water.
Work accidents – Injuries on the job, such as being crushed between machinery or falling from a high platform, can severely harm workers’ nervous systems and spinal cords. Construction and industrial accidents are a top cause of worker paralysis.
Surgical errors and misdiagnosis – Strokes and diseases, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, are top medical reasons for paralysis. In some cases, such paralysis could have been prevented. Delayed treatment, misdiagnosis or birth injuries caused by physicians and health professionals represents a number of spinal cord injury and paralysis cases. Some surgeries and medical procedures are highly invasive and carry a high level of risk of medical error resulting in paralysis.
If you have become paralyzed due to someone else’s negligence, you require tough legal partners who are qualified to manage your complex spinal cord injury case. The attorneys at the law firm of Mallon & McCool, LLC have decades of experience handling injury cases that involve the careless actions of others. Our paralysis injury attorneys in Baltimore have secured millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients. We go after the parties responsible for causing your paralysis and prove they are at fault. We fight for injured clients throughout Baltimore, Howard County, Harford County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Prince George’s County and all surrounding areas.
What Type Of Injuries Result From Paralysis?
The extent of paralysis depends on the severity of the injury. Types of paralysis are:
Paraplegia – Paralysis of both legs
Quadriplegia – Sometimes called tetraplegia, this is paralysis of both legs and both arms
Hemiplegia – Paralysis on one vertical half of the body
Paralysis can prevent you from working, spending time with family and enjoying favorite pastimes. If your paralysis resulted from an accident, you need experienced lawyers who can obtain prompt compensation for your injury. Mallon & McCool, LLC provides clients the comfort of knowing their claim is being proficiently handled and aggressively litigated.
What Are The Long-term Effects Of Paralysis?
Paralysis can lead to lifelong health problems along with massive medical and injury management costs. The average expenses for a paralyzed victim range from $228,566 to $775,567 in the first year of the injury.
The long-term health effects of paralysis can include: