What is a Catastrophic Injury?

Catastrophic injuries are those that result in permanent damage to the victim, and may result in a lifetime of extensive medical care and permanent disability or disfigurement. They are often the most devastating types of injuries, as the victim is never the same as they were before the accident, whether physically, mentally, or both.

Catastrophic injuries can occur as a result of several devastating situations including:

  • Car accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Product liabilities
  • Dangerous drugs
  • Premises liabilities
  • Birth injuries

Whatever the reason, if you or a loved one has suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of an accident, you need to contact an experienced injury attorney as soon as possible. We understand you are dealing with a lot, both physically and emotionally, so it is imperative that you have high quality, seasoned legal representation to address your claim.

A catastrophic injury results in a life-long impact on a person’s life. In the worst case scenario a catastrophic accident could result in loss of life. Some of the most common types of injuries that may develop as a result of a catastrophic accident include:

  • Head injuries
  • Hearing loss
  • Burn injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Loss of eyesight

With over 120 years of combined experience, our firm has extensive and impressive qualifications to serve you in your claim for compensation. We are here to answer your questions, help you file your personal injury claim, and aggressively pursue the maximum compensation afforded by law. You should not have to suffer through the effects of an unwarranted injury any further than you already have, so our firm will fight tirelessly to obtain the compensation you deserve. More on this website

What Constitutes a Dangerous Drug?

When we do not feel well, we place our trust in physicians and the medications that we are prescribed. Drugs should make us feel better and help us to get over illness and back on our feet, but unfortunately, some drugs have undisclosed and harmful side effects that can be even worse than the original problem that we sought help for in the first place. If you have been affected by the serious side effects of a dangerous drug, it is very important that you do not hesitate to contact an experienced personal injury attorney. Dangerous drugs have been known to cause heart problems, stroke, kidney failure, birth defects and other side effects.

Our firm may be able to assist you in seeking compensation for any medical bills, lost wages and other damages. When a large pharmaceutical company develops a new drug it is tested to determine if there are any dangerous side effects. The FDA, Food and Drug Administration, might approve a drug as long as any dangerous side effects do not happen with high frequency during testing. When that drug is approved and the general public begins using it, sometimes it turns out that those dangerous side effects happen much more often than anyone expected, or other side effects that were not identified earlier take place. These side effects can be devastating and leave you and your family facing emotional and financial hardship.

When you and your family are dealing with the physical, emotional and financial impact of the serious side effects of a dangerous drug, the stress can be overwhelming. At Howard, Morrison, Ross and Whelan, we are committed to aggressively protecting the rights of our clients. Our firm has the skill and experience needed to take on the giant pharmaceutical companies and win. The compassionate legal team at our firm also understands what you and your family are experiencing, and will do everything they can to help. We are familiar with filing claims involving dangerous drugs, and we are not intimidated by a large pharmaceutical corporation. We will aggressively fight for your best interest and will pursue maximum compensation and justice for you.

Defective Products

When we buy a product to fulfill a specific purpose, we expect that product to work properly. Manufacturers are responsible for ensuring that their products not only fulfill their purpose, but also fulfill that purpose safely. For example, if we buy a car seat to protect our children in the event of a car accident, we expect that our child will be protected from harm. We trust that a product will not harm us. If any product does not properly work and in fact causes an injury, you should contact a qualified and experienced lawyer right away. In some cases, products may use inferior materials or malfunction causing severe injury. There are many examples such as an electrical appliance with poor wiring that can cause shock or fire.

Manufacturers are responsible for their products and Howard, Morrison, Ross and Whelan will hold them accountable when you or a loved one has been injured because of their product. Unfortunately, products are all too often rushed to market as profit seems more important than safety to some negligent manufacturers. This lack of testing or failure to produce a safe product can result in catastrophic injuries. These injuries not only leave physical scars, but can result in medical bills, lost wages and other damages that can devastate families. One of our experienced and proven lawyers could help you seek the maximum compensation that you and your family deserve.

Originally founded by T. Brooke Howard in 1923, our esteemed firm has proudly and successfully been fighting for the rights of everyday people since we first opened our doors. We passionately believe in defending the rights of accident victims and standing up to irresponsible manufacturers. Defective product cases can be complicated matters and it is very important that you have a knowledgeable advocate by your side. Our firm cares about our clients and we devote the personal attention you need to feel confident that you are being represented by an attorney determined to help you obtain the most compensation possible.