Catastrophic Injury Types

There are many injuries that qualify as Catastrophic, the following are common catastrophic injury types.

  • Spinal Cord Injuries: These types of catastrophic injuries are injuries to the spine that often leave victims with some form of paralysis. Complete spinal cord injuries leave victims with entire loss of sensation and movement below the level of injury. Incomplete spinal cord injuries do not leave victims with complete loss of sensation and/or movement below the level of injury. It is common for victims to have varying degree of complete/incomplete spinal cord injuries. More about Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI): These types of catastrophic injuries are injuries to the brain that leave victims with severe impairment in one or more areas of functioning. It is possible for a TBI to affect the entire brain, or just a focal, or confined area. More about Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Amputations: These types of catastrophic injuries are any type of lost limb. Some amputations are necessary for health related reasons, such as dysvascular-related amputations or cancer-related amputations. Traumatic amputations, though, are described as the accidental severing of a portion or all of a body part. This is life-threatening as well as life-altering. More about Amputations
  • Internal Organ Damage: These types of catastrophic injuries are damage to vital organs. Damage to the organs can cause permanent damage and the need for organ transplants, continuous medical treatment, possible follow up surgeries, and lifelong medical care. In severe cases and in cases where a transplant is not readily available this damage can be fatal. More about Internal Organ Damage
  • Blindness/Deafness: These types of catastrophic injuries cause blindness/deafness experience immediate change to their everyday life. Any of the above injuries could result in loss of sight and/or hearing. Infections, surgical errors, and corrosive or chemical exposure could also cause loss of sight/hearing. More about Vision/Hearing Loss Injuries
  • Fatal Injuries: Any of the above types of catastrophic injuries could result in loss of life. In fact, many catastrophic injuries can be considered fatal as the victim’s life span decreases dramatically after the injury. Death itself is considered a catastrophic injury when caused by the negligence of another. More about Fatal Injuries

If you or a loved one is suffering from any of the above types of catastrophic injuries, please, contact our Pennsylvania catastrophic injury lawyers by calling 1-800-444-5309 now for a free consultation. Our PA catastrophic injury attorneys are experienced in catastrophic injury types and the complex litigation that goes with them. We can help you and your loved ones after the tragedy you have experienced. We, along with our team of medical and legal experts, will fight to get you the compensation and justice you deserve.

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