Internal Organ Damage: How Serious Is It?

Doctor checking xrayCar accidents, medical malpractice, and several other acts of negligence can cause significant and catastrophic injuries. One type of injury that can result from these reckless actions is internal organ damage—which can be a serious problem for the injured victim.

Internal organ damage can go undetected if the medical professional providing care is not vigilant. This may mean that the problem can worsen and if internal bleeding is involved, this can have fatal results when not properly treated.

What Type of Damage Can Exist?

Aside from internal bleeding, there is a possibility for organs to become significantly bruised and damaged, impacting functionality. There are some organs, though, the have a more significant impact on a person and when they are injured, it can be detrimental to the health of the victim.

For instance, if someone suffers significant damage to their lungs, breathing can be difficult. Also, damage to the kidneys or liver can be catastrophic and the injured party may suffer the effects of it over months or even years.

The Importance of Detecting Internal Bleeding

In a negligence-related incident such as a car crash, it is imperative that medical professionals on scene recognize any potential signs of internal bleeding. Failure to do so can allow the bleeding to persist for a long period of time, which can have fatal results.

Signs of internal bleeding can include:

  • Weakness
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Sudden headache
  • Loss of balance
  • Change in vision
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain

Whenever this happens, it can be considered negligence involving the individual who caused the crash and the medical professional due to a failure to diagnose. In these situations, our Philadelphia catastrophic injury attorneys may be able to help.

With The Beasley Firm on your side, you can pursue compensation for any damages you have sustained. If you lost a loved one due to severe internal organ damage and internal bleeding, we can help pursue a wrongful death claim should the accident be caused by negligence.

Call our firm today at (215) 866-2424 to discover your rights.