Catastrophic injuries differ from regular personal injuries because of their severity. Often times, people who suffer catastrophic injuries will have to deal with regular medical treatments and care for the duration of their lives or at least an extended period of time. For this reason, it is important to receive compensation if your catastrophic injuries occurred as a result of negligence or medical malpractice. Here are three examples of catastrophic injuries to give you an idea of how serious they really are.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries can occur during surgery at the hands of a doctor during a brain surgery or because of an anesthesia mistake during any type of procedure. They can also occur as a result of an auto accident or a fall from a high height. These catastrophic injuries can lead to lifelong cognitive dysfunction, abnormal speech, limited mobility in their arms or legs, and even difficulties with emotions.
Spinal Cord Injuries
These catastrophic injuries can also be a result of a surgical error, auto accident, or a bad slip and fall. The impact from a car accident can lead to immediate damage of the spinal cord, which could result in partial or complete paralysis. Spinal cord injuries can also lead to respiratory or circulatory issues, muscle spasms, chronic pain, and loss of bladder control.
Severe burns can be caused by a bad accident in the workplace or by a severe auto accident. Minor burns will typically heal on their own with only small amounts of scarring. However, severe burns can lead to infection, disfigurement, and even potential limb loss if the burns are that bad. Some burns can cause permanent disabilities depending on location of the burn.
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