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At Hoyt & Blewett PLLC, our Montana catastrophic injury attorneys help the victims of life-altering accidents recover the resources they need and hold negligent parties accountable. Catastrophic injury cases may involve any injury that permanently impacts the health and ability of a victim.

Paralysis is one of the most life-altering injuries a person can sustain. When a person becomes paralyzed, they may never be able to work or participate in activities they once enjoyed again. The impact of paralysis on an injury victim’s life is immense.

A person can become paralyzed because of another person’s negligence. The Hoyt & Blewett PLLC legal team is prepared to represent you if someone’s carelessness caused an accident that resulted in the paralysis of you or a loved one.

Call (406) 233-1302 or send us a message for a free case evaluation with our attorneys.

Causes of Paralysis

Paralysis is characterized by the inability to move a body part. It can be caused by various medical conditions, as well as trauma which severs the affected body part’s connection to the brain. In cases of traumatic accidents, another person’s negligence could be the cause.

Accidents which can result in paralysis include:

Types of Paralysis

There are different types of paralysis that define the degree of paralysis and identify the body part which was affected. If a person cannot move or feel their muscles, they are completely paralyzed. If a person has some feeling in their impacted body part, they are considered partially paralyzed. Localized paralysis only impacts one part of the body, while generalized paralysis affects multiple areas and may occur when a condition injures the brain or spinal cord.

Medical Care for People Who Are Paralyzed

Permanently paralyzed people require a lifetime of specialized healthcare. For people who are temporarily paralyzed, the costs of medical care will still be very expensive. Although the paralysis may be temporary, the injury’s impact on the body could last much longer and require additional treatment.

To address cases of paralysis, medical care may include:

  • Surgery
  • Medication
  • X-rays
  • Wheelchairs, crutches, and the use of other medical devices
  • Therapy and rehabilitation

The Immeasurable Damages of Paralysis

A person who is permanently paralyzed will require medical attention for the remainder of their life. The financial impact of paralysis is incontestably great, but the effects of paralysis spread well beyond the numbers. The additional damage that results from a paralysis-causing incident is intangible and affects every person the victim is close to.

The victim may suffer from emotional anguish, including feelings of anxiety, depression, emptiness, and loss of enjoyment of life. The family of a person who is paralyzed may experience the stress of providing their loved one with medical care, other resources, and assistance, as well as the sadness of seeing a person they care for permanently injured.

Our Attorneys Can Help You Get the Medical Care You Need

A person who is paralyzed may need to pay for multiple hospital appointments, surgery, or medications immediately following an accident. They may need to use medical devices or require additional surgery later in life.

The Hoyt & Blewett PLLC legal team aims to recover resources that will ensure a person who is paralyzed has the committed medical attention they require. We want to serve as a support system for your family — call now to discuss your case.

To schedule a free consultation with our catastrophic injury attorneys in Montana, complete our contact form or call (406) 233-1302.

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