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The Long-Term Effects of Catastrophic Injuries on Physical and Mental Health

The Long-Term Effects of Catastrophic Injuries on Physical and Mental Health

The hope is that you go through life healthy and happy, able to enjoy all it has to offer. Unfortunately, that isn’t the reality for everyone, and sometimes something traumatic happens, leaving you to deal with some rather serious health issues. If you’ve suffered a catastrophic injury, the long-term effects aren’t just physical, but also mental. Here’s a look at what some of the long-term effects can be.

You Can Suffer from Mental Disabilities

Injuries affect the body in different ways, and if your brain was involved then you could be dealing with permanent mental disabilities. Even if they are just minor, they can result in depression, anxiety, mood swings, memory loss, motor skill issues, social issues and more.

Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy Could Be the New Normal

A non-severe injury is one where you can recover and move on with little to no consequences. With a catastrophic injury, this isn’t the case. Often, rehabilitation and physical therapy can be ongoing for weeks, months, years and even permanently. It can become the new normal schedule, which can be difficult and frankly painful. There is also the financial burden that treatment can pose, as extensive medical interventions are expensive.

A Severe Financial Impact

The very definition of catastrophic injury means you have been injured so severely that you are unable to return to your job or any job. This will have an immediate and long-term effect on your life and lifestyle. You may be forced to downsize, move to an assisted living facility, or find another solution.

In this regard, you’ll suffer both physical and mental consequences, as it can be very difficult to come to terms with the realization that you’ll never work again, and you’ll never be able to reach those career and likely financial goals you had.

Some of the Most Common Catastrophic Injuries

Wondering what the most common catastrophic injuries are? The list is long, but they can include such things as:

  • Internal injuries
  • Severe fractures
  • Neurological injuries
  • Serious burns
  • Amputations
  • Chronic illness
  • Blindness
  • Hearing loss
  • Disfigurement

The after-effects mentally and physically and the treatment/rehabilitation plan will differ greatly for each of these. A person can also have multiple issues at once, not just one on the list.

Are You Eligible for Compensation?

If you suffered a catastrophic injury that was caused by the negligence of another person, then there is another layer worth investigating. You may be eligible for compensation that will cover such costs as medical bills, lost wages and more. It’s best to contact one of our lawyers immediately so we can discuss your particular case and determine if you can file a claim.

Catastrophic injuries could be caused by a motorcycle crash, car accident, workplace accident, dangerous premises and more.

We invite you to visit one of our Mama Justice MW Law Firm offices at the addresses below:

  • 2005 West Main St. Tupelo, MS 38801
  • 406 Galleria Dr., Suite 7 Oxford, MS 38655
  • 1671 Lelia Dr Suite B, Jackson, MS 39216
  • 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 2700 Memphis, TN 38137

You can also call us today for a free consultation on (888) 484-1476.

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