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Posts tagged "Catastrophic Injury"

A burn injury can be a life-altering event

Most Kentucky residents experience minor burns regularly in their daily lives. They may accidentally bump a hot pan on the cook-top with their hand, or they may touch a hot curling iron to their neck as they fix their hair. These small, superficial burns are downright painful but most do not require medical treatment and heal on their own. However, burns can be significantly more serious and can arise from many differently types of incidents. This informational post will examine some of the ways that serious burns can happen from negligence-based accidents and how burns are classified in terms of severity.

What is the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim?

Car accidents, workplace incidents and products liability events are just some of the many ways that Kentucky residents can suffer harm as the result of another person's negligence. When an accident results in physical injuries for a victim, that victim may prioritize their recovery over any considerations of pursuing damages or filing a lawsuit. However, it is important that victims know that they do not have an infinite amount of time in which to initiate legal actions against the parties who caused their harm. The applicable statutes of limitations codified in Kentucky law may cut off their rights to file lawsuits.

Loss of limb is a traumatic experience for an accident victim

When a car accident happens, a Kentucky victim may face a range of possible injuries and damages. This blog has previously discussed some of the catastrophic injuries that can result when victims suffer brain injuries, spinal injuries and other serious health complications. This post will discuss another type of injury that may occur after a person is involved in a serious vehicle crash: loss of a limb.

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.

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.

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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.