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Complications of Paralysis Stemming from a Car Accident in Atlanta


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4/29/2012
Jason R. Schultz
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An Atlanta car accident can be life-altering. The effects of the injury itself can be difficult enough to deal with, let alone the complications that may accompany it. When your injuries were the result of someone else’s negligence, damages may be available through a personal injury claim.

There are complications that make an injury such as paralysis even more devastating. A common complication from paralysis is sexual dysfunction. This may impact an individual’s ability to have children.

Another complication of paralysis is bladder and bowel dysfunction. This can lead to urinary incontinence and other problems.

Complications from paralysis are not just physical; they can be emotional as well. It is not uncommon for patients to experience depression. Anti-depressants and/or counseling may be necessary.

One of the more serious complications that can be suffered with paralysis is autonomic dysreflexia which can cause life-threatening difficulties with:  
  • breathing;
  • digestion; and
  • blood pressure. 

If left untreated, it can lead to bleeding in the brain and seizures.

Treatment for paralysis after an Atlanta car accident can be extremely costly. There may be medical expenses for the injury itself and the resulting complications, which may be recoverable through a personal injury claim. 

Contacting an Atlanta, GA Car Accident Attorney

As the victim of an Atlanta car accident, you have rights that the insurance companies cannot ignore. While they have a team of lawyers working on their side, shouldn’t you have experienced legal representation fighting for your best interests? Before you even hire a lawyer, read our free eBook: The Ultimate Guide to Accident Cases in Georgia: The Truth about your Injury Case
Before accepting any settlement offer, contact the Law Offices of Jason Schultz to schedule a FREE consultation on your case – 404-474-0804.


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