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Sometimes an injury you cannot see is more painful — or even more deadly — than one that is obvious. Internal injuries can be the most dangerous type of car wreck and on-the-job injuries. If they are not identified and treated immediately, they can cause serious complications or death.
Kinds of Internal Injuries
- Intracranial hematoma: Also called brain bleed, this occurs when blood collects within the skull and can be caused by trauma from a car wreck or fall. Symptoms may appear immediately after the traumatic incident, or you may experience what is called a lucid interval that lasts days or weeks before signs of the injury materialize.
- Broken ribs: Broken ribs often accompany other, more obvious injuries. Broken ribs run the risk to puncture and damage nearby organs and vessels.
- Collapsed lung: This injury can be caused by a puncture wound in the chest or blunt-force trauma such as in a car wreck, on-the-job accident, or a slip-and-fall.
- Ruptured abdominal aorta: Although this condition typically develops over time, an aortic rupture can be caused by non-penetrating trauma. This can be a particularly dangerous injury in that it is often overlooked because of more obvious injuries.
- Organ injury: Solid-organ injuries, such as in the spleen or liver, are of great concern for both surgeons and anesthesiologists because of the threat of lasting damage or death if not treated quickly.
- Ruptured spleen: Damage to this solid organ can be particularly dangerous and usually requires surgery to repair.
- Internal bleeding: Trauma to blood vessels can be caused in a car wreck, a job-related incident, or a slip-and-fall.
What may seem like a bad bruise can signal much more serious injuries to the muscles, organs, or other tissues. While, in many cases, lacerated organs like the liver, spleen, or pancreas may heal on their own with close monitoring by a medical professional, the severity of the injury may require immediate surgery.
Signs of Internal Injury
Internal wounds may go unnoticed for hours or days. Recognizing the signs of internal injuries is critical to getting quick medical treatment.
These signs include:
- Abdominal pain
- Leg pain or swelling
- Feeling cold
Internal injuries can have lasting effects, especially when the injury is a result of a serious or traumatic accident. Contact the experienced attorneys of Bolt Hoffer Boyd Law Firm if you have suffered an internal injury caused by the negligence or recklessness of others.
Call (763) 292-2102 for a free consultation.