“Catastrophic injuries”, such as traumatic brain injuries, generally occur without any warning. Injuries considered catastrophic are, by and large “life-altering” and tremendously impact on the lives and families of the individuals who experience them.
Examples of “catastrophic injuries” include:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Neurological Injury (paraplegia and quadriplegia; spinal cord injury)
- Severe Burns (fire and chemical)
- Multiple Bone Fractures
- Debilitating, Chronic Disease
- Permanent Disability
- Decreased Life-expectancy
- Terminal Illness
In addition to possible loss of movement, sensation, communicative and cognitive abilities, “catastrophic injuries” may affect the respiratory, circulatory, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, and other bodily systems. Living with and properly managing a “catastrophic injury”, like a traumatic brain injury, usually mandates an enormous amount of continuing medical care from physicians, nurses, therapists, counselors, and the like. Clearly, the needs of individuals with “catastrophic injuries” far surpass those of more common, “every day” injuries encountered in society. Sometimes, early medical intervention can reduce the overall disability, suffering, extent of injury, or expected life span.
We are well-versed in properly managing the litigation of “catastrophic injuries” and obtaining just compensation for their clients, including ensuring that long-term needs are properly addressed. If you or someone you know has suffered a “catastrophic” injury due to the actions of someone else, contact us to discuss the specifics of your particular case.