The attorneys at Penn Law specialize in the following types of Catastrophic Injury cases:
• Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). This injury often completely changes a person’s life. It can be easily identifiable like, for example, when a person suffers from severe cognitive difficulties, loss of or altered speech, and loss of physical functions. However, TBIs are often difficult to diagnose as the changes to a person can be more subtle, yet just as emotionally overwhelming and difficult to deal with – like significant personality changes as an example.
• Spinal Cord Injuries Significant spinal cord injuries can cause loss of motor function, loss of bladder control, changes in sexual function, and other pain and nerve damages. Spinal cord injuries can be partial or complete, meaning they completely damage the cord resulting in the loss of function below the area of damage. In the most serious cases, victims can become quadriplegic or paraplegic. Our legal team has worked with doctors throughout Georgia and the Southeast in diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating patients with significant spinal cord injuries and effectively presenting those realities to juries.
• Loss of Limb The loss of an arm, leg, hand, foot, or multiple appendages, can cause incredible physical pain and inability to perform daily living activities, such as eating or enjoying time with family. Victims suffer from “phantom pain” meaning they still feel the lost appendage and damage caused to the nerves. Often times prosthetics are required to aid in recovering life functions. The injuries to some victims are so significant that they are permanently unable to return to work, and the physical pain is made worse for most patients because it is accompanied by the emotional suffering of disfigurement.
• Burn Injuries. First-, second-, and third-degree burns can be caused by auto or truck wrecks, at home incidents, product failures or malfunctions like flammable clothing, faulty gas tanks, defective electrical wiring, or accidents in workplaces such as industrial sites or construction sites. Even with surgery, burns often cause scarring, disfigurement, and a lifetime of pain.
• Child Injuries . These cases are some of the most difficult to deal with because children are less developmentally equipped to process trauma and can suffer lasting effects into adulthood. Our team has experience handling a number of cases involving catastrophic injuries to children with great success.
• Injuries Caused by Property Owners . Business and property owners have a duty to keep their premises safe so that visitors and shoppers do not slip and fall, get hit by moving objects or hidden dangers, get attacked because security was poor or due to dangerous animals.
• Nursing Home Abuse The lawyers at Penn Law have represented the families of seniors mistreated or otherwise hurt due to physical, sexual or emotional abuse, and negligence.
• Birth Injuries The lawyers at Penn Law have successfully negotiated and tried medical malpractice cases all across Georgia for over 35 years. Our medical malpractice lawyers bring claims against hospitals, doctors, nurses, and others who fail to follow safe medical practices in delivering babies, addressing known risks during delivery, and/or failing to treat correctable problems in a timely manner. Often times the tragic result of medical negligence during labor and birth is a child with cerebral palsy or a lifetime of profound developmental deficiencies.
• Wrongful Death. We have extensive experience representing the families of loved ones who have been tragically killed due to the fault of another. In Georgia, families are able to recover for two claims: 1) an Estate claim for medical and funeral expenses and pre-death pain and suffering; and 2) a Wrongful Death claim for the full value of the life lost. Other states have different wrongful death laws with potentially different types of recoveries. The lawyers at Penn Law have experience with wrongful death claims in multiple states across the country, including Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, New York, Ohio, Illinois, Texas, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, California, Oregon and Utah. When a catastrophe occurs, you can rely on the experience and compassion of the Atlanta trial attorneys at Penn Law.