Our Philadelphia Paralysis Lawsuit Lawyers / Attorneys offer representation to clients who were paralyzed due to defective drugs or medical devices. Paralysis is a catastrophic (life-changing) injury with permanent and devastating consequences.
Types of Paralysis and Paralysis Damages
- Paraplegia is complete or partial paralysis of the lower limbs, trunk, and some of the internal organs
- Quadriplegia (tetraplegia) is paralysis of the lower and upper limbs, torso, and pelvic organs
- Hemiplegia is paralysis of one side of the body.
Damages recovered by Philadelphia Paralysis Lawsuit Lawyers / Attorneys can include:
- loss of employment / wages and earning capacity
- extensive and continuing medical expenses, including multiple surgeries
- ongoing rehabilitation and therapy (physical, occupational, and psychological)
- home and vehicle alterations
- personal care assistance
While paralysis often results from spinal cord injuries, many other conditions / injuries also lead to paralysis. (See Philadelphia Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys for more information on paralysis caused by spinal cord damage.)
Paralysis Caused by Defective Drugs and Medical Devices
Philadelphia Paralysis Lawsuit Lawyers / Attorneys commence lawsuits against makers of defective drugs and medical devices that cause paralysis. Drugs (medications) associated with paralysis side effects include:
Avelox is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic linked to serious injuries, including:
- aortic dissection, and
- peripheral neuropathy
Aortic dissection is a tear in the aorta (section of the heart) that interrupts the flow of blood to other organs. In addition to kidney failure and stroke, this interruption of blood flow can also cause paralysis.
Peripheral neuropathy is damage to the peripheral nerves. These nerves carry messages to the spinal cord and brain. Injury to these nerves from Avelox can also cause paralysis.
See Philadelphia Avelox Drug Injury Lawyers for more information on Avelox side effects and Avelox lawsuits.
Cipro is another fluoroquinolone antibiotic that can cause paralysis in users due to aortic dissection or peripheral neuropathy. See Philadelphia Cipro Drug Injury Lawyers for more information on Cipro side effects and Cipro law suits.
Levaquin, another antibiotic in the fluoroquinolone category, is also linked to users’ paralysis from peripheral neuropathy and aortic dissection. For more information about Levaquin side effects and lawsuits, see Philadelphia Levaquin Drug Injury Lawyers.
Surgeons use Infuse Bone Graft to replace damaged or diseased bone. Surgery with Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft is linked with serious spinal cord damage that can leave a patient paralyzed. See Philadelphia Infuse Injury Lawyers for more information about Infuse side effects and Infuse law suits.
Contact Feldman & Pinto’s Philadelphia Paralysis Lawsuit Lawyers
If a defective drug caused your paralysis, our Philadelphia Paralysis Lawsuit Lawyers / Attorneys may be able to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Contact Feldman & Pinto today to schedule a free evaluation of your case