Paralysis Injuries in Connecticut

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Paralysis is a loss of motor function in certain parts of the body. This is the result of an interruption of motor pathways due to an injury to the spine. There are different types of paralysis depending on where the loss of function occurs. If you have suffered from any type or level of paralysis due to an injury from a negligent party, contact a Hartford catastrophic injury attorney from Cicchiello & Cicchiello, LLP. We can assist you in the process for pursuing compensation for your injuries.

Types of Paralysis

The various terms used when describing this serious injury include:

  • Paraplegia- an injury to the spinal cord just below the first thoracic spinal nerve. The results of this injury is paralysis of the legs. The victim will suffer a loss of leg movement and sometimes the lower abdomen area as well.
  • Quadriplegia/ Tetraplegia- an injury to the spinal cord just above the first thoracic vertebra. The results of this injury is paralysis of all four limbs. The victim will suffer a loss of movement to both arms and both legs and often the chest and abdominal muscles as well.
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome- There is a mass of nerves that fan out of the spinal cord, known as the Caude Equina. These nerves are located between the first and second Lumbar region and if damaged, the victim may suffer the same result at paraplegia. In this type of injury, the nerves do have the ability to grow again and somewhat recover.

Need a lawyer for an injury case in Hartford?

Contact Cicchiello & Cicchiello, LLP if you have suffered from this type of catastrophic injury. We can assist you in putting together a personal injury claim and hold the negligent party responsible. Injuries like this are permanent and will affect the victim for the rest of their life. The compensation in cases of paralysis can be high in order to cover the future medical and rehabilitative costs as well as the pain and suffering of the victim. Contact our firm to set up your free case evaluation and discuss your paralysis case.

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