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Indianapolis Personal Injury Attorneys

Wegner & Associates specializes in personal injury cases involving the following circumstances.

Cerebral Palsy
Spinal Injury
Premises Liability
Wrongful Death
Dram Shop Liability
Traumatic Brain Injury
Nursing Home Abuse

 

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy is a degenerative and disabling affliction which adversely affects the workings of the central nervous system. The condition typically develops at or soon after birth. Although cerebral palsy can occur during optimal medical care and conditions, it can often result from negligence and/or improper medical care at birth or before the infant leaves the hospital. Triggers of the condition can include:

  • Deprivation of Oxygen or Nutrition to the Brain
  • Problems with the Umbilical Cord
  • Damage to the Placenta
  • Fetal Distress
  • Untreated Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Digestive Issues

Those with cerebral palsy will require lifelong care, therapy and aid. These services can be quite expensive and stressful.

 

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Injuries, or SCI, annually affect more than 10,000 individuals in the United States. SCI is considered to be any damage to the spinal cord which results in a temporary or permanent loss of function, mobility, sensation and/or bowel or bladder control. Trauma or disease can cause spinal cord injuries. Some primary causes of SCI include automobile accidents, violence, falls and sports injuries.

Premises Liability
Unsafe building or land conditions can be potentially harmful. Anyone injured due to the carelessness or negligence of a property owner may be entitled to compensation based on three classifications of entrance onto the property (trespasser, licensee or invitee).

Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death
Wrongful death is the death of one person that was caused by either the actions or neglect of another person. A civil action rather than a criminal action, a legitimate wrongful death suit is generally based upon three criteria:

  • The death is shown to be caused by the wrongful act of another.
  • The nature of the "wrongful act" was such that the decedent, had they remained alive, would have been justified in receiving damages from the act.
  • Monetary damages did arise from the act.

Dram Shop Liability
Dram shop liability is law establishing the liability of such businesses as taverns, liquor stores and other commercial entities that serve alcoholic beverages. In these cases, the beverages have been served to visibly intoxicated persons or minors who then cause the death or injury to a person who did not have a relationship to the bar. The death or injury happens as a result of an alcohol-related accident.

Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is an injury that happens when the brain is driven violently into the side of the scull. TBI typically happens by way of sudden force, impact or trauma such as shaking or whiplash.

Potentially serious and even life threatening, such injuries are often hidden and not identified until some time has passed after the injury has occurred. Following a TBI, a person can lose the ability to work, interact socially or perform normal physical activity.

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse
Annually, the elderly and infirm residing in nursing homes are subject to abuse including negligence and/or intentional injury. Such injuries can include:

  • Abandonment
  • Aspiration Pneumonia
  • Bed Sores
  • Coercion
  • Defective Equipment
  • Dehydration
  • Emotional/Mental Abuse
  • Falls
  • Gangrene
  • Lack of Supervision
  • Malnutrition
  • Over-sedation
  • Poor Medical Care
  • Sexual Assault
  • Theft
  • Wrong Medication

No matter how many times the abuse has taken place, a victim has a right to damages. The nursing home may also lose both its certification and funding.
 

Call or email Wegner & Associates today to discuss your case with no obligation.

 

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