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Nervous System Injury

Written by Andrew Sarski on March 3, 2011
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Damage to the Nervous System Described

Nervous system injuries make up a group of severe injuries including damage to the brain, spinal cord and nerves. This type of injury can affect children and adults alike, although the nervous systems of children under the age of six are especially susceptible to injury since the system is still developing during childhood. The nervous system is a complex and critical component of the human body and, because the system also has a limited capacity to repair itself, nervous system injury often results in long-term, debilitating disorders affecting nearly every aspect of the individual’s life.

Symptoms of Nervous System Injury

Because the nervous system is responsible for controlling numerous aspects of the human body, the symptoms signaling damage to the nervous system can cause a broad spectrum of impaired bodily functions, including:

  • Lack of coordination
  • Muscle wasting
  • Developmental delays
  • Abnormal growth in head size
  • Changes in reflexes, activity or movement
  • Muscle rigidity
  • Seizures

Individuals suffering from nervous system injury may struggle with a number of neurological impairments, including inhibited sense of smell, vision, eye movement, respiration, and facial expressions, and can cause slurring of speech and paralysis of the face. In addition, victims of nervous system injury may experience physical disability and learning difficulties. Damage to the spinal cord can result in a number of severe complications, including temporary or permanent paralysis, inhibited dexterity and mobility, and sensory loss. Unfortunately, many of the symptoms of nervous system injury mimic symptoms of other medical conditions, often making diagnosis of damage to the nervous system difficult for doctors to determine.

Legal Help for Victims of Nervous System Injury

In some instances of nervous system injury, victims may be able to achieve some level of functioning recovery, with the help of surgery and specialized physical therapy. Unfortunately, many individuals who experience nervous system injury suffer from permanent disability or paralysis. Hundreds of thousands of people in the United States are paralyzed or struggle with severely limited mobility resulting from major damage to the nervous system. Victims of debilitating injury to the nervous system resulting from the use of a defective product are not at fault and may be entitled to reimbursement for their injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered from a nervous system injury and you believe a defective product to be the cause, contact a defective product attorney to discuss the benefits of filing a lawsuit against the negligent party. The goal of defective product lawsuits is to seek financial compensation for your injuries, the cost associated with treating your injuries, and the pain and suffering sustained by you and your family. With the help of a defective product lawyer, victims of nervous system injury can collect the compensation they deserve.

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