Spinal cord injuries usually occur suddenly as a result of some external trauma. As many as 11,000 Americans suffer a traumatic spinal cord injury every year and most of them result in permanent effects. Perhaps the most catastrophic type of spinal cord injury is quadriplegia, also known as tetraplegia. Quadriplegia is a devastating condition marked by the permanent paralysis of all four limbs. Currently, there is no cure for quadriplegia and those who suffer from this type of injury frequently face enormous physical, emotional, and financial losses.
If you or someone you love has suffered a spinal cord injury like quadriplegia in an accident, you may be eligible to seek compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and more through a personal injury lawsuit. At Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP, our New York quadriplegia lawyers are ready to assess your case and, in possible, aggressively pursue the compensation you and your loved ones deserve.
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Like other types of paralysis, quadriplegia is most often caused when we are exposed to sudden, substantial trauma to our spinal cords. This can happen any number of ways, but the effects are always significant and, unfortunately, often long-lasting or permanent.
Common causes of quadriplegia include:
Spinal cord injuries like quadriplegia are irreversible and generally require lifelong medical care, including medication, surgery, and rehabilitation. Individuals suffering from quadriplegia may also benefit from the use of new technologies such as lightweight wheelchairs, computer devices, and electrical stimulation devices, among other things.
In many cases, the costs associated with treating quadriplegia can be financially crushing. Accident victims and those who suffer from the condition because of someone else’s negligent or reckless behavior may be able to recover some, if not all, of their financial losses by filing a personal injury lawsuit.
The attorneys of Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP are dedicated to helping victims of catastrophic injuries such as quadriplegia recover compensation for their suffering. If you or someone you love was diagnosed with quadriplegia after an accident, let us help you.
Please contact us for a no-cost consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney who can evaluate your case and help you maximize your legal rights and options.