A paralysis injury resulting from medical malpractice is unfortunately common in the United States. While a car accident may come to mind when you think of a paralysis injury, stroke is the leading cause of paralysis, causing 33.7% of all cases. In young people, cerebral palsy is a common cause of paralysis. Strokes can often result from medical malpractice or negligence, such as a failure to diagnose a condition.
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury because of negligent medical care, the at-fault party should be held responsible. Contact Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., to speak with a spinal cord injury attorney and get started with your claim.
There are two types of damages that your lawyer can pursue in a Michigan spinal cord injury case. Economic and non-economic damages are often both applicable to a medical malpractice case because of the combination of physical and mental distress.
Economic damages include:
Economic damages can include reimbursement for anything related to the injury that has a specific monetary value. Non-economic damages are harder to define and provide compensation for the emotional and mental trauma associated with a brain injury or spinal cord injury. Non-economic damages include:
At Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., we understand that suffering a spinal cord injury is a life-altering event that requires immense emotional and financial support. The skilled personal injury attorneys at our law firm are well equipped to help you navigate the process of receiving your rightful compensation.
Most paralysis cases in the United States occur because of an accident. Whether it’s a car accident or a medical error, the at-fault party can be held responsible if you can prove their negligence.
Paralysis claims can include demands for future care compensation based on an estimate of future damages by the injury victim. This is because the law considers paralysis to be a catastrophic injury from which a person can never recover.
Whether your paralysis injury results from a truck accident, motorcycle accident, or medical malpractice, attorneys at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., are here to help. Our personal injury lawyers have decades of experience dealing with spinal cord injury cases, wrongful death claims, and more. Senior partner and registered nurse Eileen Kroll can help strengthen your case by interpreting your medical records.
Get started today with a free consultation by calling us at 866-MICH-LAW or fill out our online contact form.
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Oakland County, Michigan
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A Livonia pedestrian recovered $1.4 million when he was struck by a commercial van resulting in a traumatic brain injury in Redford, Michigan.
Wayne County, Michigan
Patient suffered cardiac arrest and brain damage when a hospital failed to recognize internal bleeding and treatment was delayed for more than 14 hours.
Tuscola County, Michigan
A Tuscola County jury awarded $3.3 million to a severely brain injured motorist as the result of a defective Michigan highway.
A seventeen-year-old construction worker suffered a traumatic brain injury resulting from a fall in Flint, Michigan, and was awarded $1.25 million.
Wayne County, Michigan
Middle-aged woman suffered severe disfiguring facial burns from a simple surgical procedure.
Child developed cerebral palsy with developmental delays due to lack of oxygen and brain injury during labor and delivery.
A Westland construction worker recovered $1.5 million after sustaining a traumatic brain injury while on a construction site in Detroit, Michigan.
A Marlette, Michigan, family reached a $1.3 million settlement in the traffic death of their 5-year-old son when they were struck by a semi truck.
The misdiagnosis of breast cancer resulted in a Redford, Michigan, woman recovering $225,000.
A construction worker redeemed his worker’s compensation case for $125,000 in Detroit, Michigan.
A paraplegic woman from Monroe, Michigan, recovered Michigan no-fault benefits including the purchase of a new home and attendant care in excess of $400,000.
Brighton, Michigan; Detroit, Michigan
A Brighton family recovered $1.3 million and a Detroit family recovered $900,000 as the result of birth injuries and medical malpractice to their children.
Bay City, Michigan
A Bay City grandmother was awarded $80,000 following an auto accident resulting in a broken leg.