A paralysis injury is the loss of voluntary movement (motor function) which is most often caused by damage in the nervous system due to a spinal cord injury. Paralysis that affects only one muscle or limb is partial paralysis, also known as palsy. Paralysis of all muscles is total paralysis. Other major causes are stroke, trauma with nerve injury, poliomyelitis, cerebral palsy, and peripheral neuropathy.
A traumatic brain injury can trigger paralysis if the part of the brain that controls specific muscles is damaged. Injury to the left side of the brain can cause paralysis on the right side of the body and damage to the right side of the brain can cause paralysis on the left side of the body. If the neck or spine is injured, the spinal cord can also be damaged. This means the brain may no longer be able to transmit signals to the muscles, causing paralysis.
If you or a loved one has suffered a paralysis injury due to negligence or wrongdoing, you must learn more about your rights. Give one of our experienced personal injury attorneys at Kabateck LLP a call today to learn more about personal injury claims that involve paralysis and to explore your options. Our spinal cord injury attorney in Los Angeles (LA) can help you achieve the maximum compensation for the harm you or a loved one has suffered due to the misconduct of an individual, a corporation or a public entity.