In simple terms paraplegia means below waist level paralysis. In life terms every thing is different.
I handled a case for a young soldier, who I will call John. He was off for the weekend, and got a lift in the back of a friend’s car. The driver had to take evasive action to avoid another car changing lanes. The car rolled over several times, and John, who was not wearing a seat belt was thrown out of the back window. The spinal cord was damaged which left him paralysed below the waist. Continue reading “Paraplegia-spinal injury”