You were supposed to be better by now. The doctor’s initial prognosis for your injury was good, yet, for some reason, you no longer seem to be responding to treatments as well as expected. What’s going on? Will your body ever be the same as it was before the Maryland motorcycle accident? How will you pay for all these extra medical expenses?
Any time your injury doesn’t heal quite as well as expected, your doctor may consider this “secondary” injury to be a complication. For example, any of the following may be complications of an initial injury:
- Need for additional surgeries that were not expected
- Contracting pneumonia after a hospital stay
- Ulcers or bed sores from long periods of immobility
- Blood clots
- Bad reaction (or addiction) to drugs prescribed for the pain
- Infection in any part of your body
- Abscess resulting from incomplete healing
- Additional nerve injury near the part of the body that was initially injured
- Curved bone from an improperly healing fracture
- Ongoing stiffness, pain, or numbness in the area where you were injured
- Muscle spasms
- Loss of fine motor skills or decreased mobility near the injured area
A head injury particularly can result in a myriad of complications, depending on which nerves were affected. Because the brain is intertwined with every area of the body, a head injury has the potential to damage the function of any other part of the body, sometimes with lasting disability.
When complications occur after a serious motorcycle wreck in Maryland, the recovery period takes longer, and the healing process becomes more complicated and even more painful. You may be left with additional medical expenses and ongoing medical issues. When that occurs, it’s time to contact an experienced Maryland motorcycle crash lawyer who can help you get compensation for both your initial injury and any subsequent complications. To see how we can help you get your life back on track, call Nickelsporn and Lundin at 800-875-9700 to set up a free initial consultation.