Abdominal Injuries from a Serious Accident

Victims of abdominal injuries usually sustain considerable pain and may need to deal with a lengthy recuperation. If you were seriously injured, contact an Ohio injury lawyer right away, who can work to identify the responsible party and fight for fair compensation.

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Did you suffer an abdominal injury in a car accident, fall, or another type of incident caused by someone else? If so, then you need to speak with an Ohio abdominal injury lawyer from Kisling, Nestico & Redick. When you suffered serious injuries because of someone other person’s actions, you may have the right to file an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit to gain compensation. You have the right to hold the other person accountable and have your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering paid for.

Call us today at 1-800-HURT-NOW to schedule a consultation and learn more.

Penetrating versus Blunt Trauma

You can suffer abdominal injuries through either penetrating or blunt trauma. A penetrating injury is one caused by an object that forces its way through and damages the skin, muscles, organs, other tissue and bones. The initial injury is due to the puncturing of the body. The most common types of penetrating traumas are bullet wounds and stabbings. Blunt trauma causes injuries associated with an extreme force but not the penetration of the body with an object. While blunt trauma can tear the skin and underlying tissue, this is not the cause of the dominant injury.

Common Accident-Related Abdominal Injuries

Abdominal injuries are often very serious and include damage to the liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, or intestines. The liver is one of the most vulnerable organs in your abdomen and it can become lacerated, contused or develop blood clots due to an accident. Since the liver has a large blood supply, it can cause extensive internal bleeding that requires emergency surgery to prevent death. However, the spleen is more likely to cause internal bleeding from abdominal trauma than the liver. A lacerated or ruptured spleen is life threatening, and a lacerated spleen is relatively common when the left lower ribs are fractured.

The kidneys and pancreas can also suffer lacerations and contusions and the severity of the damage to the organ will dictate whether surgery or other medical interventions are necessary. The most common injury to the small intestine, also known as the bowel, is perforation. This can lead to infection, bowel obstruction, a fistula, or abscess. Surgery is necessary to correct bowel perforation. You can also suffer injuries to your stomach, gallbladder, diaphragm, and bladder.

Common Sings of Abdominal Injuries

If you are in an accident, the signs of an abdominal injury may not be apparent immediately. They may arise throughout the next few days. Symptoms of an abdominal injury include:

  • Pain and tenderness in the abdomen
  • Rigidity in the abdomen
  • Bruising
  • Bowel or bladder control issues
  • Blood in your stool or urine
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fever

Abdominal Injuries Require Immediate Attention

Many abdominal injuries damage vital organs making them life-threatening. Immediate medical intervention is necessary to repair the damage, reduce the likelihood or repair secondary injuries, and reduce the chance of infection – a serious risk when the stomach or bowels are perforated. If you suffered an abdominal injury, you can expect to spend a significant time in the hospital, undergo at least one major surgery, and require extensive care and treatment for a period of time or long term.

Let Our Ohio Abdominal Injury Lawyers Help You Recover Compensation

At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, we have worked with individuals to gain compensation after all types of accidents resulting in a full range of minor to catastrophic injuries. We understand the devastating physical, emotional, and financial consequences and unexpected accident can have on your life. That is why our legal team concentrates on guiding you through the insurance claim or personal injury suit process with compassion and skill. We know that you are relying on us to gain you the compensation you need to move forward in life. We will do whatever we can to protect your rights and seek the maximum compensation possible.

To learn more about your rights to recover compensation for an abdominal injury, contact our office by calling 1-800-HURT-NOW. We will schedule you a free initial consultation as soon as possible.

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