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Legal Help For Victims of Lung Injuries

Our lungs are one of the most vulnerable and sensitive parts of the body. Traumatic lung injuries happen whenever a person suffers a serious blow to their chest. But‚ there are also traumatic injuries related to exposure to chemicals‚ powders‚ and dusts. The San Diego personal injury lawyers at Jurewitz Law Group have years of experience helping lung injury patients secure the financial settlements they need to heal and move on.

Call Jurewitz Law Group today for a free consultation. We will work hard to get you the help you need to cover medical bills‚ lost wages‚ and pain and suffering. You can reach us at (888) 233-5020 or (619) 233-5020.

Common Causes of Lung Injuries

Any accident that puts extreme force on a person’s chest‚ or punctures their chest‚ can lead to a lung injury. Here are the most common accidents that cause lung injuries:

Serious lung injuries can also be related to breathing disorders related to long term exposure to chemicals and particles in the air. Long-term exposure to chemicals and pollutants are especially common for people working in the construction industry. Here are the common causes of exposure-related lung injuries:

  • Chemical gases (like ammonia and chlorine)
  • Toxins
  • Dust
  • Asbestos
  • Bacteria

Common Types of Traumatic Lung Injuries

Traumatic lung injuries are caused by the impact of an outside force striking a person’s chest cavity. Traumatic lung injuries fall into three different categories: collapsed lung injuries‚ penetrating injuries‚ and hemothorax injuries.

Collapsed Lung Injury

This injury is caused by trauma causing fluid to build around the lung. This fluid puts a lot of pressure on the lung. When a person tries to inhale‚ the fluid keeps the lungs from expanding properly. If the fluid creates enough pressure‚ it can cause a lung to collapse.

Here are the symptoms of a collapsed lung:

  • Rapid heart rate
  • Rapid shallow breathing
  • Turning blue because of lack of oxygen
  • Painful coughing
  • Sharp chest pain

Penetrating Lung Injury

These injuries are common in vehicle accidents. In a penetrating lung injury‚ an object enters the body and pierces the lung. These injuries can cause serious damage to blood vessels‚ airways in the lung‚ and lung tissue. Here are the symptoms of penetrating lung injuries:

  • Painful breathing/coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Bleeding

Bleeding is a major issue in penetrating lung injuries. Internal bleeding can cause severe respiratory distress and even death. Air entering the chest cavity because of a penetrating lung injury can also cause the lung to collapse.

Hemothorax Injury

Traumatic blows to the chest can cause blood to collect in the space between the chest wall and the lung. This internal bleeding injury is called a hemothorax. Here are the symptoms of a hemothorax:

  • Chest pain
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Shortness of breath
  • Low blood pressure

Why Hire a San Diego Lung Injury Attorney

Getting back to health after a lung injury can be physically‚ emotionally‚ and financially difficult. Lung injuries often leave people unable to work‚ facing large medical bills‚ and dealing with chronic pain. Jurewitz Law Group can help. Let us handle your San Diego internal organ injury claim while you heal. Contact us today at (888) 233-5020.

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