Severed Nerve Information
Severed nerve injuries can result from a variety of circumstances, but their impacts are almost always dramatic and life-changing. Essentially, severed nerves render the affected limb or extremity completely ineffective, as extensive damage to nerve endings and tissue limit communication between the brain and the afflicted region of the body.
In maritime cases, severed nerve injuries are often the result of faulty or poorly maintained equipment used on oil rigs, fishing boats and floating refineries. Additionally, steam exposure and other extreme heat concentrations can lead to severe nerve damage, and in some cases, amputation and even death.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a boat or maritime related accident, try to recount the events as they occurred. Where safety or caution signs or systems prominently displayed? Was the equipment used up-to-date and in compliance with all federal and maritime laws and regulations? Was there adequate medical aid and equipment provided at the time of the injury? If you are unable to answer yes to each and every one of the aforementioned questions, then you are encouraged to contact a qualified and compassionate admiralty lawyer today.