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Catastrophic Injury Archives

What types of paralysis can result from spinal cord injuries?

A spinal cord injury can be one of the most devastating types of harm that a Kentucky resident can suffer. This is because damage to the spinal cord and spinal column can result in paralysis. Paralysis occurs when a person cannot use their muscles to move their bodies, which can limit the motility as well as the functioning of their organs and other bodily systems.

What problems can develop from a traumatic brain injury?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a traumatic brain injury happens when a person's normal brain functioning is impaired by a bump, blow or penetrating injury. Thousands of people suffer from TBI each year and the signs and symptoms that they exhibit can vary greatly. This post will briefly introduce what a person could experience if they suspect they may have suffered TBI, but readers are reminded that this post is not a substitute for medical or legal advice.

Treatment after a spinal cord injury can be costly

A catastrophic injury, such as a spinal cord injury, can be life-changing to a Kentucky resident. It may render a previously active individual bound to a wheelchair and dependent upon the support of others to live. The general topic of spinal cord injuries was previously discussed on this blog, and this post will expand on that information by illuminating some of the extreme costs that may be associated with diagnosing and treating an individual who has suffered a severe spinal cord injury in an accident.

What is a spinal cord injury?

Every year thousands of men and women suffer serious injuries in negligence-based accidents. Vehicle accidents on Kentucky roads can result in broken bones and serious trauma to victims, and dangerous products can leave unsuspecting consumers with life-threatening ailments. While any part of a person's body can be impacted by a serious incident, spinal cord injuries are somewhat common and can be very serious.

Tips to stay safe when working with electrical equipment

Every year, across the country, there are approximately 4,000 workplace injuries that involve electrocution. Many of these injuries can be fatal. Studies have shown that almost every 30 minutes during a typical 8-hour workday, a worker receives an electrical shock severe enough to require time off of work. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has put standards in place to reduce the risk of electrical shock, electrocution and fires.

Accident-related head trauma may result in traumatic brain injury

Accidents often happen when Lexington residents least expect them. They happen when negligent drivers create hazardous conditions on local roads and vehicles collide in dangerous crashes. They happen when workers are carefully performing the responsibilities of their jobs and other people's negligence put them in harm's way. Victims of accidents often fail to see the harm that will befall them as it is coming and as such some accident victims are unable to protect themselves from suffering serious injuries.

Ensure you are treated for brain injuries after accidents

As you live your life, there is always a small inherent danger of becoming injured or being involved in an accident. Indeed, you can be involved in a motor vehicle accident, work accident, construction accident, slip and fall or medical malpractice event. In these situations, as rare or common as they are, oftentimes you are hurt.

Tracy Morgan subpoenaed in bad faith insurance case against Walmart insurers

When a motor vehicle accident occurs, the main concern initially is to ensure that victims receive necessary medical treatment as quickly as possible. In serious accidents where catastrophic though nonfatal injuries occur, medical treatment can be extensive and costly. Whether there is brain damage, spinal cord injury, loss of limb or disfigurement, it is critical for accident victims to seek appropriate compensation from all responsible parties.

Are you having mood swings at work after a traumatic brain injury?

It's a week after your car crash. You're still feeling groggy and headachy after hitting your head on the steering wheel, but you decided to go into the office, and you're sitting at your desk. Then, your boss comes to ask about the report you promised to have done yesterday.

Work with experienced attorney to recover damages for catastrophic injuries

Last time, we began looking at the brain injury litigation currently faced by the football helmet manufacturer Riddell. As we noted, the company has mostly been able to avoid product liability claims in connection with its helmets, but it may not fare so well on misrepresentation claims. It remains to be seen how that litigation plays out, and the extent to which consumers will be able to hold the company liable.