Paralysis is a type of catastrophic injury that typically involves injuries to the spinal cord and results in either reduced or total lack of mobility in certain parts of the body. The different types of paralysis someone can have are dependent on the area of the spinal cord that is injured as well as the severity of the injury.(more…)
Paralysis Attorney in Houston
A catastrophic injury like paralysis can permanently change your life and the lives of your loved ones. Working with a paralysis attorney in Houston will give you a chance to make the best of a terrible situation. To learn if your situation may give rise to claims against responsible parties, and determine if our office is the right fit for you, call Mithoff Law at 713-654-1122.
“Mithoff has been one of Houston’s most respected attorneys for decades, handling such high-profile cases as the aftermath of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Enron-related litigation on behalf of J.P, Morgan Chase and highly publicized bus and plant explosions.”
– Houston Chronicle, June 26, 2019
Unfortunately, paralysis can occur from a wide variety of common causes, such as vehicle accidents, industrial accidents and explosions, and medical malpractice. The experienced attorneys at Mithoff Law have decades of experience representing clients and families of those who have suffered paralyzing injuries, including claims such as:
Mithoff Law represented a man who suffered quadriplegia as the result of a defective bicycle component. As a result of the defect, he was ejected from the bicycle while riding, and suffered a severe spinal cord injury that resulted in quadriplegia. The case was settled for a confidential amount.
Mithoff Law represented the family of a young man who sustained severe and permanent paralysis and brain injuries when he was involved in an offset frontal collision. The young man’s injuries required a plan for lifelong care, as he was no longer able to care for himself following the accident. The case was settled for a confidential amount.
Mithoff Law successfully resolved for a confidential amount the claims of a patient who suffered paralysis as a result of an outpatient medical procedure. The plaintiffs alleged that, during the procedure, a physician improperly guided a needle that punctured the spinal column, resulting in partial paralysis.
Paralyzing injuries often involve complex questions regarding future care, and the magnitude of the injuries are often daunting for those living with the consequences. Mithoff Law’s experienced personal injury attorneys have developed long-lasting relationships with medical and subject-matter experts across several fields, such as neurology, neurosurgery, neuropsychology, and life care planning, who are invaluable to assessing and evaluating questions of future care or ongoing treatment in a litigation context.
What are the forms of paralysis?
Paralysis can be defined as a loss of strength and control over a group of muscles in your body. In most cases, paralysis is not caused by an injury to the muscles, but rather an injury to the spinal cord or other nerves.
Force and type of impact often affect the type or severity of paralysis, with paraplegia and quadriplegia being the most severe spinal cord injuries.
Typical forms of paralysis include:
- Monoplegia, which only affects one limb, such as an arm or a leg.
- Hemiplegia, which only affects one side of the body.
- Diplegia, which affects the same limb or area on both sides of the body.
- Paraplegia affects both legs and is often referred to as paralysis from the waist down.
- Quadriplegia (also known as tetraplegia) affects both arms, both legs, and in some cases, everything from the neck down.
Do you need a paralysis lawyer in Houston?
Whether you’re dealing with permanent or temporary paralysis in the legs or other extremities, the experienced team at Mithoff Law is ready to assist in evaluating your claims. Most personal injury claims in Texas must be filed with the court within two years of the date of the accident that caused the injuries. However, the sooner you file, the faster evidence can be collected and preparation for trial or resolution can begin.
If you or a loved one was involved in a serious accident involving paralyzing injuries, Mithoff Law’s team of skilled paralysis lawyers can help you seek justice. We have extensive experience with personal injury suits and have helped hundreds of clients in the Houston area.
To talk with a paralysis lawyer in Houston you can trust, call 713-654-1122 today.