There are millions of people in the United States who suffer a life of of paralysis. Studies conducted by the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center show average costs for the most common forms of paralysis to be over $100,000 per year. In addition to the high cost of healthcare, most paralysis cases involve losses of wages and sometimes loss of career and associated future earnings. The lifetime costs for most paralysis victims were shown to be over 7 figures for all 4 major types of paralysis that were sampled.
If you have experienced serious injury and are facing the loss of function, talk to Litster Frost Injury Lawyers. Litster Frost has successfully represented many individuals throughout Idaho who have suffered from a wide variety of both partial and complete paralysis.
Dealing with Paralysis Daily
Depending on the severity of the paralysis, an injured individual may not have mobility without assistance. Suffers may need part time or even full time care. But paralysis can extend into many other issues than simply a loss of mobility. For example, many people with paralysis cope with difficult muscle spasms, complications loss from muscle mass, infections, rash from sitting or lying down with little movement, issues with bladder or bowel control, difficulty regulating body temperature, heart conditions, and more.
As difficult as the physical issues are, the financial concerns can be just as challenging. Over the lifetime of a person with paralysis, there are many direct and indirect costs to consider. In addition to medical care, personal medical equipment including wheelchairs, modifications to vehicles and homes to become accessible, and other costs can become overwhelming.
There are other costs to consider as well such as lost wages, loss of benefits from an employer, loss in productivity, and loss of future ability to earn a living.