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Know The Signs Of Internal Bleeding And Seek Immediate Medical Attention

A Multi-disciplinary rescue team, consisting of paramedics, fireman and a police officer tending to the victim of a car crash
A Multi-disciplinary rescue team, consisting of paramedics, fireman and a police officer tending to the victim of a car crash

Traffic accidents can take people’s lives or make them disabled permanently. Sometimes it’s the surface accidents that can result in the death of a person, and at times even the smallest of the impacts can take a person’s life. People who manage to survive such accidents end up with complications in their lives.

They might become disabled and remain unable to live their lives as they used to before the injuries. Internal bleeding is one of the ultimate injuries that can cause a person to become disabled or paralyzed for life. There are many other damages that internal bleeding can result.

A person whose internal organs have started to bleed due to an accident needs immediate medical attention. At the same time, the relatives and family members of such a person should get in touch with a lawyer as soon as possible. That way they can receive the proper compensation for the damages from the offending party.

People need to be educated on the topic of internal bleeding.  They must know when their loved ones are in danger from this problem. Here is some relevant information about internal bleeding.


Impacts That Can Often Cause Internal Bleeding?

A car accident that results in a trauma could often cause internal bleeding in a person. However, small impacts can also create this type of bleeding. So getting doctor’s immediate help is always highly recommended.

Here are the common impacts that could result in internal bleeding:

  • Trauma From Blunt Force

When a blunt object hits the person with force, it can result in internal bleeding. This bleeding is because it causes the organ of the body to become compressed. The compression of the organ causes bleeding inside the organ. If the lining of the organ gets punctured, the blood will enter the abdominal areas. In short, this is a severe type of internal bleeding that needs immediate medical attention.

  • Impacts Due To Sudden Stops

When a vehicle has an accident, it comes to a stop all of a sudden. Human bodies do not have excellent resistance to such sudden stops. When such stops cause the brain that is floating inside the skull to hit the cranial walls with pressure. So internal bleeding could be the result. Internal bleeding in the head or brain is considered severe damage. And it needs to be addressed with utmost promptness to avoid any permanent injuries to the person.

  • Injury Caused By Medication

People who take a lot of medicines a potent drug that has strong side effects can end up with internal bleeding organs. Such side effects of medication can arise when the doctor diagnoses the patient for a wrong condition. And the patient ends up having the wrong medicine as a result.


How Would You Know Internal Bleeding Has Occurred

A person with internal bleeding will show several signs. However, these signs can be different in different people. This difference is because the conditions that caused the internal bleeding are different for different people.

Most commonly noticed signs of internal bleeding are as follows:

  • Clammy skin can be a sign of internal bleeding. It might be coupled with a sudden drop in blood pressure. The pulse will also increase to a high degree.
  • Sometimes you will notice bruises on the skin of the person who had an accident. These bruises are evident on the skin because the blood travels from inside to against the outermost layers of the skin.
  • Feelings of dizziness are also signs of internal bleeding. This dizziness is often felt when a person stands up.
  • Bleeding from nose and ears is also a big sign of internal bleeding taking place in a person.
  • If an area of the body is looking inflamed and the person can feel pain upon touching, this could be a sign of internal bleeding too.

When internal bleeding takes place, it takes a toll on other parts of your body as well. Brain and eyes are the organs that get affected by internal bleeding a lot.

If you or someone you know has internal bleeding, then the effects on the brain would be something like:

  • Seizures
  • One side of the body might start to feel weak and numb
  • Tiredness and lethargy
  • Vomiting
  • Nauseating sensation
  • Coma
  • Noticeable slur while speaking
  • Fainting

When internal bleeding takes its toll on eyes the symptoms are as follows:

  • The person might completely lose his/her eyesight.
  • The vision is blurred, smoky or hazy.
  • The person will notice floating objects in the vision while looking at things.

How Will You Treat Internal Bleeding?

First, if you have noticed any of the signs mentioned above, it is highly recommended that you take the patient to the doctor as soon as possible. If possible, the doctors will try to fix the problem using pills and tablets. However, the damage can be severe at times. And any ruptures, punctures, and compressions that can’t be taken care of with conventional methods are repaired through surgery.

Getting Law On Your Side

It does not matter how big or small the accident was that caused internal bleeding.  If internal bleeding is taking place, you will have to visit a doctor, get surgery, stay at the hospital and spend thousands of dollars to get the treatment. That’s where the law and lawyers come in.

They provide you with the legal representation that you need to obtain full compensation. Lawyers can help you in ways you might not have imagined. If you live in Los Angeles California and have had such a case, knock on the door of Ehline Law Firm.


Michael Ehline

Michael Ehline sufferred a horrific rollover accident when he was young. Dealing with his injury lawyers, and the medical industrial complex made Mike want to study law. So after his tour in the U.S. Marines, and running several small businesses, Ehline went for it. Check out some of his Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyer Verdicts and Settlements. Now Ehline is a highly successful, ambitious car crash lawyer. He operates ELFPI.com, which is an accident and injury law practice based in Los Angeles, CA.

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