Have You Suffered a Catastrophic Injury In New Orleans?
Many New Orleans’ hospital staff sees catastrophic injuries every day. Catastrophic injuries are severe injuries that leave the victim permanently changed. Whether it is loss of limb, permanent paralysis or extreme brain damage.
Cueria Law Firm has many years of experience with handling these cases and can ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Catastrophic injuries are an unfortunate occurrence that happens to many people. If you are a victim of a Catastrophic Injuries, there is no reason that you have to handle your case alone. The attorney and staff at Cueria Law Firm, L.L.C., are very experienced in these types of accidents.
What is a Catastrophic Injury?
Catastrophic injuries are events which cause damage to the victim’s cognitive abilities or physical mobility. The word “catastrophic” is used to define these injuries because, when they occur, they have a profound and permanent effect on the quality of life experienced by the victim.
Examples of catastrophic injuries include:
- Burn Injuries: Burn Injuries can be life threatening and extremely painful. The treatment options vary based on the severity and amount of area burned.
- Blunt Force Trauma: Blunt Force trauma injuries can give symptoms from mild forgetfulness, all the way to long-term brain damage.
- Amputation Injuries: Losing a body part is traumatic but also greatly impacts your ability to work and provide for yourself.
Types of Fractures
Fractures and broken bones are common injuries suffered during an impact injury, a fall or traumatic event. An individual who works in a dangerous environment may be at risk of developing such an injury, such as those who work in an industrial setting or offshore. Individuals that have been involved in a car accident can suffer from broken bones. When a bone is broken, the injury is painful and often times debilitating. The location of the break as well as the type of fracture will dictate the pain level as well what type of treatment will be needed. At Cueria Law Firm, we have assisted many individuals who suffered from broken bones due to a variety of reasons, including car accidents and on the job incidents. It is important to understand the types of fractures that can take place and how they affect the body. Below are a few short examples of fracture types that can occur due to accidents or traumatic events.
- Simple Fracture: Bone breaks but not through the skin
- Compound Fracture: Bone breaks and pushed through the skin
- Compression Fracture: Break in the spine
- Displacement/Angulation Fracture: When the broken bone moves from its location to a strange angle, surgery is often needed to repair
- Complete Fracture: Bone fragments are separated completely
- Incomplete Fracture: A break where two bone fragments are partially joined
- Comminuted Fracture: The bone is broken into many pieces
- Impacted Fracture: The bone fragments have been pushed into each other
What Is a Blunt Force Trauma?
In most cases, blunt force trauma takes place in the head region of the body. The injury could be due to a fall at work or by being hit with an object. Construction sites and even mines are common areas of work where blunt force trauma injury to the head takes place. Such an injury can lead to brain injuries, with signs of the injury not visible after the accident takes place. Swelling of the brain or bruising can be the only signs that an injury to the brain has occurred. Loss of brain function can take place when blunt force trauma takes place to the head as the nerve fibers can tear away from the brain as the head is shaken.
With mild cases of blunt force trauma to the head, forgetfulness can occur. When the injury is moderate, epilepsy can be triggered. In a severe case of blunt force trauma, the brain can suffer from long-term injury where rehabilitative therapy is needed.
Blunt Force Trauma – Eye Injuries
Another area where blunt force trauma can take place is within the eyes. The eyes are considered a delicate organ of the body and can be damaged greatly when an individual suffers from blunt force trauma. In this area of the body, the injury will occur in the eye bone or socket. In the beginning, the injury may appear to be like a black eye. However, if the socket of the eye is fractured or broken, more serious medical attention is needed. This can include surgery to remove any bone fragments that may be present due to the injury.
Additional blunt force trauma issues can occur, affecting other parts of the body such as the abdomen. No matter your injury, our attorneys at Cueria Law Firm are ready to help.
When a bone is broken, there are two categories of treatment: open and closed. Open treatment would be a surgery to repair the fracture site. Closed treatment is when a sling or cast is used for the broken bone. When an injury occurs, and a bone is broken, seek medical attention immediately. Once you have been treated, legal assistance can be provided by our team of New Orleans personal injury attorneys if the injury is due to the negligence of someone else.
Contact our office
If you or a loved one have suffered from broken bones due to the actions of someone else. Work injuries, car accidents or other traumatic events caused by someone else that led to your injury can mean that you are due compensation for pain and suffering. Let our team of highly trained attorneys fight for you so that you can receive the compensation you deserve.