What is a catastrophic injury?

Injuries are often called "catastrophic" when the physical injuries to a person are especially severe, and require extensive medical treatment. Catastrophic injuries include: spinal cord injuries, paralysis, brain injuries, amputations, burns over a large portion of the body, loss of an eye, injuries to the nerves in the chest, shoulder, and arm, and multiple fractures.
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Specializing in medical malpractice and serious personal injury cases since 1994.