Texas Brain Injury Lawyer
Let Charles Dunn Handle Your Brain or Spinal Cord Injury Case
Short of death, a brain or spinal cord injury is the most devastating outcome of an accident or an incidence of medical malpractice. The victim may wind up living with severe physical or mental impairment for the rest of his life, and in the worst cases, the immediate family has to bear the burden of long-term care and rehabilitation.
If you or a loved one has sustained a brain injury or paralysis as the result of the negligence or recklessness of another party, you owe it to yourself to contact the Texas brain injury attorney Charles Dunn today!
Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries Have Serious Long-Term Consequences
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, all bets are off: 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.
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 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?
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.
Charles Dunn knows that an injury of this type can ruin a family financially, and he has over three decades of experience pursuing personal injury claims in Texas involving neurological damage. Call Charles at 806-763-1944 to set up a free consultation today!