San Diego Blunt Splenic Trauma Attorneys
Legal Help for Spleen Injury Victims After a Serious Accident
Accidents – especially those involving a motor vehicle – can cause serious physical injury. In most cases the trauma is evident right away. From abrasions and lacerations to fractures and amputations, the damage caused by an out of control car or truck is often very clear. But, sometimes an injury isn't immediately evident. An accident victim can seem to walk away from a crash site unscathed only to realize later that they have suffered a serious injury.
Of course, many internal injuries can be just as obvious as a decapitated limb. A strong enough blow to the body can cause incredible damage to organs such as the heart, stomach, and lungs. Sometimes, though, the damage can go unnoticed. Blunt splenic injury, or a rupturing of the spleen, is one such injury. Symptoms may not be present initially. Over time though, bleeding from the organ can lead to the manifestation of serious symptoms such as shallow breathing, pale skin and general lightheadedness.
This is why it is critical to seek medical attention following an accident. Even the smallest of collisions can have serious consequences for your health. Once you have spoken with a doctor and received the proper treatment, we recommend that you speak with a San Diego personal injury lawyer at the Jurewitz Law Group about your accident and damages. We can help you pursue the recovery you deserve.
Schedule a free case consultation today at (888) 233-5020.
What is Blunt Splenic Injury?
Splenic injuries involve any damage to the spleen. The spleen is a small internal organ located under your left rib cage. It assists with cleansing your blood stream and assisting your body’s immune system. Blunt splenic injury happens whenever a person gets struck with significant enough force on their left side or back. The force of trauma comes in two way: indirect and direct force hits. Indirect force refers to any blow strong enough to increase the pressure surrounding the spleen, causing it to rupture and bleed. Direct force indicates a hit that fractured a rib to puncture the spleen and cause severe bleeding.
How is a Ruptured Spleen Treated?
This depends on the type of injury and degree of damage your spleen suffered. Sometimes your surgeon will be able to block the damage using a small catheter. If the damage is more severe, the ruptured spleen may need to be removed. It is important to note that while you can live without your spleen, it does leave you susceptible to certain diseases (pneumonia, influenza, and meningitis, in particular). This means you will need to be vaccinated on a regular basis to avoid serious health complications.
A Healthy Outlook for Spleen Injury Victims in San Diego
If you have suffered serious internal organ injury due to another person’s carelessness, contact a San Diego spleen injury lawyer at Jurewitz Law Group today. We will help you secure the compensation you need to aid in your quick recovery.
The number to dial is (888) 233-5020.
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