Electrocution injuries can be severe. They can even cause lasting brain damage to a victim. If you or a loved one have sustained injuries from an electrocution that was caused by another person’s negligence, the team at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. is here to help. We will investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve. You should not be left handling this on your own, so call us when you need a Kansas City electrocution attorney.
Do electrocutions cause brain damage?
Research has shown that electrical shocks can cause neurological and neuropsychological symptoms in humans. A Canadian study by ER pediatrician and toxicologist Dr. Benoit Bailey sought to look at symptoms of those who were shocked severe enough to require at least 24-hour monitoring after the incident.
Victims that they studied included 26 children as well as 88 people who were electrocuted in a workplace incident. Shocks reported ranged from 120 to 1,200 volts.
Many of the victims in the study reported a range of symptoms up to a year after the shock occurred, including:
- General fatigue
- Memory loss
- Psychological symptoms
- And more
Further studies have shown a range of symptoms due to electrocution, including:
- Problems with memory
- Loss of mental powers
- Concentration problems
Children that sustain electrocution injuries could suffer from delayed development as a result of brain damage from the incident.
What are the common causes of electrocutions?
There are various ways in which a person can be electrocuted. Today, we want to focus on examples of how another person’s negligence or carelessness can cause someone to be injured.
- Those who care for young children (schools, daycares, etc.) must take extra precautions to guar electrical outlets and wires to prevent a child from being electrocuted.
- Faulty products can be the cause of electrocutions. When companies manufacture products with defective wiring or that are not properly grounded, people can be seriously injured.
- Workplace electrocutions are a leading cause of worker fatalities, particularly in the construction industry. These workplace incidents occur due to faulty wiring, overloads, ground faults, temporary wiring, and more.
- Faulty wiring or electrical devices near swimming pools or hot tubs present serious dangers for swimmers. Hotels and resorts need to take extra steps to keep guests safe.
Let us get to work on your behalf
If you or a loved one has suffered from brain damage due to the negligence of another person, company, or entity, please seek legal assistance immediately. Electrocution cases can become complicated, but the team at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C.will get to work investigating your case immediately. Our goal is to secure the compensation you need, including:
- Coverage of medical expenses related to the incident
- Coverage of long-term care if needed
- Recovery of lost wages if you are unable to work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against the negligent party