Quality of Life is the Foundation of Your Case
Most people don’t expect to be in an injury accident or suffer complications from bad drugs or faulty medical devices. Unfortunately, the Centers for Disease Control report that in one year around 40 million people go to the emergency department and 80 million people see their primary doctors for traumatic injuries, and for complications from medical treatment. When you have an injury or complication and need a lawyer, you want someone who thoroughly understands your medical issue, and will advocate for your immediate and life-long recovery needs.
Dr. Greg Vigna is both a catastrophic injury lawyer and a Board Certified Rehabilitation Physician. He is also a certified Life Care Planner and the only attorney in the United States who holds all three of these qualifications. With over 20 years of medical experience, Dr. Vigna approaches his legal clients with compassion and a comprehensive understanding of their injuries.
The Greg Vigna M.D. J.D. law firm consults with medical experts throughout the country, and is dedicated to securing you the highest monetary compensation and best medical care possible, so you can achieve the greatest quality of life possible after your injury.
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Head injury is very common in motor vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian accidents. Forceful impact violently shakes the brain and causes traumatic brain injury. According to recently published research, milder brain injuries such as concussions can cause many of the same complications as more severe injury. Fatigue, difficulty concentrating, emotional and personality changes are common symptoms of brain trauma from a head injury that directly affect one’s ability to work and quality of life. To learn more about head injuries click here.
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord trauma is likely if the spine is bent too far forward or backward, twisted, or subjected to a great force which compresses the vertebrae. Depending on the location and completeness of the spinal cord damage, symptoms range from limited physical impairments to complete paralysis and life-long ventilator dependency. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, medical costs range from $1.5 million to $4.5 million over an injury victim’s lifetime. Navigate here for education on spinal cord injury.
Motor Vehicle Accident
High speed accidents cause serious injury through multiple system trauma. Head injury, spinal cord damage, broken bones, bruised and ruptured organs and soft tissue damage including burns are common. Recovery takes time and is complex as all body systems need to be managed by a variety of specialists. Complications from ruptured discs and post-traumatic stress disorder often manifest months to years after the initial accident. Certain types of motor vehicle injury are more serious than others.
Brachial Plexus Injury
The brachial plexus is a set of nerves that exits the spinal cord in the neck and branches under the clavicle to the armpit, where it connects to the nerves of the arm. Brachial plexus injuries usually occur during birth, or during high velocity accidents such as motorcycle crashes. The brachial plexus is torn or damaged if the shoulder is pushed forcefully downward while the head is pushed in the other direction. It also occurs if the arm is forcefully pulled upward. Brachial plexus damage can result in partial or complete paralysis of the hand, arm or shoulder, and severe chronic pain. To learn more about the brachial plexus read this.
The eyes are vulnerable to injury during accidents, assaults, at work, play and during sports. The bones around the eye can be fractured, foreign objects may become embedded in the eye, and the eye can suffer connective tissue and muscle damage, or be ruptured. Eye injuries should always be evaluated immediately by a doctor, since early intervention controls damage and reduces the risk of permanent vision loss. Changes to the eye’s structure can cause glaucoma which results in blindness, sometimes years later, if not caught and treated early. Follow this link for an overview of eye injuries.
Bad Drugs and Faulty Medical Devices
In their rush to go to market, pharmaceutical and biomedical device companies sometimes cut corners and do not complete all the research necessary to ensure their products are safe, or won’t have unexpected side effects. We often see this when drugs and devices are labeled for a new use or in a different population, without adequate investigation into its effects. From Risperdal, Benicar, Xarelto, Viagra and Testosterone Replacement Therapy, to Trans Vaginal Mesh and morcellation, complications have resulted in severe pain, suffering and even death. Drug and device companies need to be held accountable for ensuring their products do not injure the very patients seeking help.
A Law Firm with Medical Expertise
The Greg Vigna M.D. J.D. law firm values patient advocacy, expert care and best outcomes for all victims of injury. We are staffed by legal and medical experts who have years of experience ensuring clients receive the highest quality medical care and greatest monetary compensation possible. Our whole systems approach integrates everything you may need throughout your lifetime.
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