3 Injuries that Can Result in Millions of Dollars in Medical Bills
Personal injury victims deserve to be compensated for their losses by the parties responsible for causing their injuries. While some injury victims incur hundreds of dollars in damages, other cases involve medical bills that can surpass a million dollars. The following are three examples of injuries that can result in millions of dollars in medical expenses.
Spinal Cord Injuries
While spinal cord injuries can vary in severity, the most serious spinal cord injuries can result in permanent paralysis and may even cause the loss of certain bodily functions. Victims of severe and complete spinal cord injuries can no longer move below the point of injury. They require a significant amount of medical equipment and assistance. If the injury occurs at the neck, they will likely require constant care and assistance with breathing. The medical treatment needed over the lifetime of a spinal cord injury victim can easily cost millions of dollars.
Not only are burns one of the most painful types of injuries, but treatment for severe burns can be overwhelmingly expensive. Third- or fourth-degree burns can damage many layers of skin and tissue, affecting organ function and potentially requiring amputation. Burn patients are vulnerable to infections, so they often require medical attention for such complications. According to the American Burn Association1, an estimated 40,000 people require time in a hospital or burn center during recovery. Surgeries, skin grafts, and other costly procedures are often necessary as well.
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
Victims of severe TBIs face many challenges. Some may be unconscious or in a coma for an extended period of time, requiring constant care and hospitalization. Victims may also suffer from permanent impairments that can require medical equipment or assisted living. Patients can require ongoing rehabilitation and assistance from many different kinds of medical experts.
Discuss a Possible Case with a Phoenix Personal Injury Attorney Today
While any medical bills can disrupt your finances, medical expenses in the millions of dollars can completely change your life. Our Phoenix personal injury lawyers can help clients facing astronomical losses recover for the full amount they deserve. Call the office of Abels & Annes at (602) 819-5191 for help today.