Sepsis and septic shock are potentially life-threatening complications that can arise from an infection. When an infection in the body goes untreated or mistreated, sepsis can set in and trigger inflammatory reactions throughout the body. These reactions can damage multiple organs and result in system failure when not treated promptly.
Any spinal cord injury can lead to paralysis of some sort. The area below the impacted spot on the spinal column can be affected by a host of symptoms, including weakness, loss of sensation and paralysis. Regardless of the nature of the issue, which can stem from a motor vehicle accident or a severe birth injury, being unable to use the entire body in a normal manner can have considerable impacts on the victim's life.