New York Paraparesis Injury
According to our New York Spinal Injury team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, paraparesis is a spinal injury that may occur due to a traumatic injury or a medical condition which affects the spinal nerves. The condition is demonstrated by a weakness or partial paralysis in the legs due to compromised nerve or muscle function. A complete loss of function to the spine at or below the area where the neck and chest met is referred to as paraplegia. An incomplete loss, which allows a patient to retain some level of feeling or function below the injury point, is referred to as paraparesis.
As with any spinal injury or any serious brain injury, dealing with paraparesis can be challenging and difficult. An individual who is suffering from this injury due to another person’s negligence or misconduct, you may be able to file a lawsuit in an effort to obtain reimbursement for medical expenses, lost wages and an award of monies for mental anguish and physical impairment. Contact a New York Spinal Injury Attorney to discuss your legal options.
Currently, paraparesis cannot be completely reversed. However, with the proper medical treatment and physical therapy, a patient may be able to manage their symptoms. Through these actions those suffering from this injury may also be able to retain or regain muscle tone and some muscle control.
An incomplete injury at T2-T10 usually allows an individual to retain some sensation and function in their hands and arms. Most often, these individuals are able to live independently with the use of assistive devices such as a walker. An incomplete injury at T12-L1 results less weakness in the lower extremities. The victim may have increased upper body balance and strength. An incomplete injury at l2-S5 allows for increased hip, knee and foot motor function. The patient may be able function at a normal level without assistive devices.
If your child is suffering from spina bifida or other medical condition that affects the spinal cord, they may be experiencing a paraparesis injury. Contact one of our experienced New York Injury Lawyers to discuss whether the injury was a result of a birth injury or possible an act of medical malpractice.
There are many causes of a paraparesis type of injury. Whether caused from congenital factors or from a traumatic event, such as a car accident, construction accident, slip and fall, motorcycle accident or sports-related accident, our New York Spinal Injury Lawyer personnel at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC can help you fight to hold the negligent individual or company responsible for your injury.
Please contact one of our experienced New York Paraparesis Injury Lawyers at 800.696.9529, online, or contact an office in Nassau County or Suffolk County in Long Island or one of our offices in New York City including Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island or Brooklyn as well as in Westchester and Rockland County for a consultation, free of charge.