The Law Offices of Charles Dunn
Lubbock County Medical Malpractice Attorney
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Counseling Those Suffering From Brain Or Spinal Cord Injuries

Broken bones heal over time, and even certain internal organs — such as the liver or kidneys — can regenerate themselves to a certain extent after an injury. When it comes to neurological damage, though, this level of healing does not occur: The brain is an extremely delicate and mysterious organism, and no one has yet figured out how to mend a severed or severely traumatized spinal cord.

As a medical malpractice attorney, I know that an injury of this type can ruin a family financially. It is for this reason that I have devoted over three decades of experience pursuing personal injury claims in Texas involving neurological damage. As an aggressive representative of my clients, I have fought for my clients' rights to compensation on the state and federal level.

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Even if you are fully insured, a severe brain or spinal cord injury can wind up costing you (or a loved one) millions of dollars over the course of your natural life: medication, rehabilitation, drives to and from the hospital, in-home nursing care, etc.

Here are the various ways that a brain or spinal cord injury can affect the victim for the rest of his or her natural life:

  • Coma. Some brain injuries, either as the result of an accident or a botched medical procedure, are so severe that the person simply never "wakes up." Individuals can be sustained in a comatose state for decades, at great expense to their families and society at large.
  • Mental impairment. After a serious head injury, a person may suddenly lose the ability to think or speak clearly, to recognize family members, or to walk steadily or perform simple motor tasks. Brain trauma can also result in severe mental illness, such as anxiety, aggression or depression. This condition is sometimes called a "closed head injury."
  • Paraplegia. Injuries to the brain or spinal cord often result in partial paralysis — usually everything below the waist, but sometimes the entire right or left side of the victim's body or an individual limb. The victim faces years of rehabilitation, and may never recover from the injury.
  • Quadriplegia. In the worst cases, a severe injury to the spinal cord in the neck area results in paralysis of everything from the injured area of the neck down. Not only are these unfortunate individuals confined to wheelchairs for the rest of their lives, but they require extensive care and rehabilitation in order to have a reasonable quality of life. Most quadriplegics have no prospect of every being able to live independently and as a result require expensive long-term care.

Are You Coping With The Consequences Of A Serious Brain Or Spinal Cord Injury?

Contact me today to see how I can help. Reach my Lubbock office at 806-763-1944 or complete my online intake form to schedule a free, confidential consultation.

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