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Georgia Injuries That Can Lead to Hemiplegia

By Grant Law Office on June 7, 2016

Hemiplegia is brain damage that leads to partial or total paralysis of one side of the body.

Hemiplegia is most often the result of disrupted blood flow to the brain. Such an injury can be caused by a traumatic brain injury, such as a blow to the head resulting from an automobile collision or any other trauma-causing incident.

Hemiplegia can also result from a stroke that is not timely treated with clot-busting drugs such as tPA. Prompt treatment of certain types of stroke in an emergency department within 4 ½ hours of onset, has been shown to decrease the likelihood of permanent injury such as hemiplegia. Stroke treatment guidelines emphasize that prompt treatment makes a difference and that “Time is Brain.” For more information on stroke treatment, please click here.

Damage to the left side of the brain will lead to paralysis on the right side of the victim’s body. If the injury occurs to the right side of the brain, the left side of the body will be affected.

Brain trauma can also result from falls and sports injuries. Whatever the cause, it’s important to realize there may be legal remedies that can help victims of such a brain injury to get the resources they need to deal with hemiplegia or other significant brain injury.

A traumatic brain injury, whether or not it leads to hemiplegia, can adversely affect your ability…and the ability of your family, to lead a normal life.

Georgia law protects the rights of those who suffer traumatic brain injury, providing the ability to seek compensation from negligent parties who caused or contributed to the injury. Brain injury may be the result of medical malpractice – such as a failure of the medical providers to promptly treat a stroke with clot-busting drugs. Brain injury may also be the result of the negligence of automobile or truck drivers, as well as, machine and/or forklift operators. Brain injury can result from a fall caused by a negligent failure to remedy or warn of an unsafe condition.

Grant Law Office in Atlanta handles brain injury cases and can help you understand and protect your rights after an injury. Contact us today for a free consultation. Grant Law Office can be reached at (404) 995-3955.

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