Catastrophic Injuries

A catastrophic injury refers to paralysis, paraplegia, quadriplegia, death, 2nd or 3rd degree burns involving skin grafts, loss of a bodily function such as sight or hearing or even sense of smell, a brain or neurological injury such as a concussion in its mildest form or a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a more severe form. Catastrophic injuries may also involve loss of consciousness, being in a temporary or permanent coma, loss of memory, loss of a limb, or even loss of language or other cognitive skills.  These injuries can be devastating to family members like a spouse, children, parents and often involve an extensive rehabilitation period to relearn, when you can, skills that may have been lost due to trauma.