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Treating severe paralysis after a motor vehicle accident

On Behalf of | May 28, 2024 | Serious Personal Injury

Minor to severe collisions can cause physical harm, ranging from bruises to spinal cord injuries that could lead to severe paralysis. This condition could significantly impact a person’s ability to be independent and complete simple tasks, possibly hindering them from having a career or leading fulfilling lives. In these cases, treatment and rehabilitation can be crucial, especially if the paralysis comes with other medical issues.

Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all approach when treating paralysis. The appropriate treatment plan can vary based on the situation and the injury’s severity, impacting the patient’s ability to recover. Some cases may require extensive medical care, including the following:

  • In-hospital management and surgery– The extent of hospital care can vary based on the injury’s details. Sometimes, surgery could be necessary to improve the patient’s condition, but it does not always guarantee a full recovery.
  • Rehabilitation and assistive tools– Aside from healing, healthcare providers may also focus on improving the paralyzed patient’s quality of life through physical rehabilitation and assistive equipment, which can address impairments or other physically limiting conditions.
  • Regular monitoring and testing– When treating paralysis due to spinal cord injuries, observing and monitoring the patient can be essential. Doing so can help patients notice complications early and seek medical care immediately, mainly for emergencies.

Sometimes, experimental treatments can have breakthroughs to help address paralysis, assisting patients to regain some control or independence. However, these specialized treatments, tools and rehabilitation can rack up a significant bill that can be too costly for an average individual.

Knowing when to pursue compensation

The financial burden that comes with treating severe paralysis can be overwhelming. In most cases, the patient cannot work, limiting their financial resources. If a negligent party caused the crash and contributed to their spinal cord injury, the victim could pursue compensation. By taking legal action, they may receive an amount that could help them cover their medical expenses and necessities.