Complications Suffered By Electrocution Victims
When you’re filing a lawsuit based on a specific type of injury, it helps to have a lawyer who understands the medical issues surrounding that injury. We can anticipate what your medical needs will be, what your recovery will look like, and how much time it will take before you can return to work. These are all vital matters when it comes to settling your case and understanding what a fair figure would look like. The defense will attempt to downplay your injuries to avoid paying more money than they absolutely have to, but those who suffer serious electrical shocks tend to suffer the effects well after the incident has occurred. Below, we’ll take a look at some of the major problems those who have been electrocuted face in the aftermath.
If the voltage was high enough, it can cause heart damage. In many cases, the damage is significant enough to kill a person who is being electrocuted. In some cases, the individual survives, but the heart attack has weakened their heart and caused other physical issues. Generally speaking, however, if the individual recovers from the electrocution, they will not sustain permanent issues with their heart. In rare cases, they do and those with pre-existing conditions are more susceptible to this damage.
Out of all the bodily organs, your bones are the most conductive. Essentially, they will create a current to other bodily tissue and damage tissue that is directly near the bone. In most cases, this turns out to be muscle. The muscle damage can be severe and result in a loss of the range of motion, severe daily pain, and more.
One of the major impediments to recovery are the neuropsychological symptoms that emerge from electrocution shock injuries. Patients often suffer from cognitive changes, behavioral issues, irritability, insomnia, and mood disturbances. PTSD from electrocution can prevent an individual from engaging in activities they once enjoyed. The recovery can be long and difficult, especially when it comes to your psychological health. However, the defendant is not likely going to want to pay for that so they will fight you.
You have one chance to settle your claim
You will only have one chance to file a lawsuit and accept a settlement or take the case to trial. It’s important to understand that once the settlement is signed, the case is over. In their mind, the defense has a number that they consider acceptable. Our job is to ensure that they are considering all the injuries you suffered and not just your medical bill.
The electrocution and shock injury lawyers at Halpern, Santos & Pinkert can help you recover damages related to your electrical shock injury. Call our Florida personal injury lawyers today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help.