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The Severity of Catastrophic Injuries

A catastrophic injury can happen to anyone at any time. Catastrophic injuries are defined as  injuries that causes permanent and life-changing damage to the victim. This could also mean that their standard of living and life expectancy will decrease. Some injured victims are no longer able to return to work or partake in regular activities for the rest of their lives due to catastrophic injuries.

Inability to Return to Normal Life

There are some cases where catastrophic injuries require amputation. Unfortunately, this ensures that the injured victim won’t be able to return to his or her normal life, even if they use a prosthetic limb. Amputation usually occurs when a limb is so damaged that not even surgery will restore it. Another life-changing injury is brain damage. There are some cases where minor brain injuries could heal on their own; however, some brain damage is permanent. Brain damage can change a person’s personality, mood, ability to learn, memory retention, and the ability to talk. Sometimes brain injuries put injured victims in comas. Another life-changing injury is spinal cord damage, which can be common in motor vehicle accidents. If the spine is stretched, compressed, or crushed, then paralysis could occur.

Catastrophic Injuries During Birth

wrongful death lawyerThere are some cases where a medical professional commits negligence during a woman’s pregnancy or delivery process. Some consequences for the newborn baby include: cerebral palsy, brain injury, forceps injury, bruising, bone fractures, and brain damage. There’s a chance that a medical professional’s malpractice could also affect the mother, too.

Sports-Related Injury

One of the major causes of catastrophic injuries is sports-related accidents. Many athletes get injured and become disabled as a result. Because of their injuries, significant changes must be made in their life to accommodate them, such as making their home and vehicle wheelchair accessible. Fortunately, the NCAA catastrophic injury program was established to help student-athletes receive financial assistance for their medical expenses. Some students are covered for the rest of their lives depending on the severity of their injuries.

Sports accidents and motor vehicle accidents are among the few reasons that cause catastrophic injuries. A slip-and-fall accident could also cause a catastrophic injury, as well as a work-related injury. Also mentioned above was medical malpractice. Due to the variety of ways a person can receive a catastrophic injury, it’s important to realize his or her legal options. Teaming up with an experienced lawyer will ensure an injured victim receives the compensation he or she is indebted to for such detrimental circumstances. Although no amount of money will supplement for the life-changing injury, having medical expenses covered will help relieve any superfluous distress.

At Los Angeles Injury Group, we understand how devastating catastrophic injuries are for our clients and their families, which is why we do everything we can to assist in the legal process. We commit to our clients from start to finish because we understand how important their cases are to them. If you, or someone you love, has received catastrophic injuries from an accident, call 310-954-7248 for a free consultation.

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    Disclaimer: This post is intended to provide general information to our readers and to honor the victims of everyday tragedies. We do not wish to cause any disrespect and none of the information contained in this post should be construed to constitute legal or medical advice. Laws vary by jurisdiction and cases often turn on minor differences In fact. Do not rely exclusively on any of the information contained in this post and seek further assistance from a legal or medical professional, where necessary.

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