MRI THORACIC-LUMBAR Spine:Moderate pathological compression fracture of T12 level vertebral body.

catastrophic injury

Accidents that cause life-long, significant effects impair a person’s ability to live a “normal” life, similar to before the accident, “normal,” pre-injury life is considered a catastrophic injury. The American Medical Association defines a catastrophic injury as permanent neurologic damage or death resulting from an injury to the central nervous system. In legal terms, the United States Code defines injuries with direct and proximate consequences that permanently prevent an individual from performing any gainful work due to a catastrophic injury.