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A variety of internal injuries can occur in different parts of the human body and one thing that internal injuries have in common is that initially they cannot be detected on the outside of the body. Often internal injuries involve blood vessels or organ hemorrhage which can lead to permanent damage or even have fatal consequences, depending on the injury and length of time it goes undetected.
Internal injuries can occur due to many different situations, but often internal injuries are the result of a collision between two or more motor vehicles. In Ohio, there were 18,000 injuries from motor vehicle accidents according to Ohio State Highway Patrol. When these collisions occur at high speeds the results are usually very severe.
If you or a family member have suffered an internal injury through a motor vehicle accident or any other type of incident, you may be facing physical, psychological, and financial difficulties. Our Canton internal injury lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick have decades of experience dealing with internal injuries and can help you navigate the complexities of the medical, litigation, and insurance processes in Ohio. Call us today at (330) 488-1234 or use our online contact form to reach out.
Common Internal Injuries
- Blunt Trauma: the impact of a collision with another object, usually involving either great force or speed and the victim’s internal organs, arteries and veins are damaged with the force of the impact onto the vehicle’s interior. This can cause the victim’s organs to be wounded, either through the impact itself or the force of the impact within the body. Although most frequently seen in road accidents, they can also be the result of workplace accidents, falls, or sports injuries.
- Penetrating Trauma: impact of the body being pierced with an object and that action causing injury below the surface of the skin, such as tearing the blood vessels or penetrating organs. Stab wounds and gunshot wounds most often than not, result in penetrating trauma but it can also occur in motor vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, or falls.
Some of the areas that are prone to internal injuries and bleeding are:
- Central blood vessels
If a person has been in an accident or experienced some kind of trauma, a person may be unaware that they are suffering a serious internal injury since the symptoms of internal injuries can take a while to show themselves and the person is often in a state of shock, which can numb or conceal the signs of internal injury.
If left untreated, accident victims with car accident injuries or some other form of internal injury can potentially die before people realize the seriousness of their injury. It is always important to receive medical attention as soon as possible following any type of accident, injury or fall.
Other Common Internal Injuries
There are also other reasons that internal bleeding or an internal injury can occur:
- Ruptured appendix, a very common occurrence
- Aneurysms, weakening of blood vessel walls
- Inherited bleeding disorders such as hemophilia
- Gastrointestinal (GI) causes
- Medications, which can weaken arteries and increase the risk of internal bleeding
Common internal injuries can occur naturally and there may not be any obvious initial outward symptoms.
There is also a risk of internal injuries occurring from any surgery. If a surgeon makes a mistake or fails to carry out a procedure correctly, internal injuries may occur. If you or a loved one have experienced an internal injury due to medical negligence you may be able to seek compensation. Canton internal injury lawyers can help you assess your internal injury situation and guide you through every step of the legal process.
Signs and Symptoms of Internal Injuries
- Neck stiffness
- Confusion or memory loss
- Vision loss
- Shortness of breath
- Slurred speech
- Low blood pressure
- Rectal/urinal bleeding
- Abdominal pain
- Purple skin or discoloration
These symptoms may be signs that you have sustained internal injuries, and a medical professional should be consulted immediately.
Treatment for Internal Injuries
Victims suffering internal traumas in Canton, Ohio are often sent to Aultman Hospital. In extreme cases, victims are sent to the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, which treats many victims with severe car accident injuries. Both hospitals have won various awards and have high rates for performing all sorts of medical procedures.
Treatment for internal injuries usually occurs in a hospital emergency department. Blood transfusions or intravenous fluids may be given to correct or prevent an unsafe drop in blood pressure. Imaging tests, such as ultrasounds and CT scans can identify whether internal bleeding is present. Depending on the amount of internal bleeding and the severity of the other injuries, doctors will decide on the initial treatment. In some cases, the bleeding may stop on its own. If the internal bleeding is acute then immediate surgery is required.
Every year over 150,000 people die from various forms of trauma injury, but a higher number of people that suffer severe injuries survive. Many of these people, however, face a long road to rehabilitation which can be costly and require extensive medical care, leaving you with large medical bills, on-going care costs, and lost wages. Canton internal injury attorneys have considerable experience representing clients who have sustained serious internal injuries. We engage our extensive experience to help you seek compensation during this difficult time.
Our Canton Internal Injury Lawyers Can Help You
With decades of experience, our skilled legal team at Kisling, Nestico & Redick can guide you through every step of understanding the legal process and help you seek compensation for your internal injuries. With 11 office locations throughout Ohio, covering many regions and cities in the state, our team is available to help guide you through medical, litigation and insurance issues. In addition, our diverse team of lawyers has skills in numerous other legal areas including wrongful death, truck accidents, work injuries, and motorcycle accidents.