PA Paralysis Accident Attorneys, Freeburn Hamilton
There are approximately 5.4 million people living with paralysis in the United States – that’s approximately 1 in 50 people. Paralysis causes one to lose their ability to move and at times even feel anything in specific parts or a majority of the body.
The most common causes of paralysis include:
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Cerebral Palsy
There are multiple ways to classify paralysis. The most common include:
- Localized – paralysis affects a particular area of the body.
- Generalized – paralysis affects a wider area.
- Permanent – serious injury such as a broken neck usually causes permanent paralysis.
- Partial – some muscle function and sensation.
- Complete – there is a complete loss of muscle function and sensation in the affected limbs.
- Spastic – the muscle that is affected is stiff or displays spasms and can not be controlled by the individual.
- Flaccid – the muscle of the affected limb is floppy and weak – at times may shrivel.
Paralysis can be sudden and life altering to the victim and family members. Loss of wages, medical bills piling up, and long-term care options are what many who are affected by paralysis have to figure out.
Paralysis can can be extremely difficult to detect and is not always obvious following an accident. In order to properly diagnose paralysis, it is critical to seek medical attention following an accident for a doctor to properly examine the symptoms.
- Loss of consciousness or confusion
- Severe headache
- Difficulty breathing
- Cognitive difficulties – writing or speaking
- Loss or changes in vision/hearing
If you or a loved one begin to experience any of these symptoms following an accident, it is important to seek medical attention.
Freeburn Hamilton has several offices throughout Central Pennsylvania to better serve our clients. We have offices in Harrisburg, York, Lewistown, Lancaster, Selinsgrove, Camp Hill, Huntingdon, Lebanon & Gettysburg. And, if you can’t come to us, we will come to your home, or meet you in the hospital. We are available 24/7 – evenings and/or weekends.
Your PA Paralysis Accident Attorneys
2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 300, Harrisburg, PA 17110
Telephone Number: (717) 777-7777 or (570) 777-7777
Toll Free Number: 1-800-303-8005