Abdominal Hernias and Georgia Auto Accidents


February 11, 2016

The connection between an abdominal hernia and an auto accident can sometimes be challenging to make. Specifically, an abdominal hernia refers to the protrusion of the intestines through the abdominal wall, which can arise due to a variety of causes, including a car accident. For instance, maybe the hernia arose beforehand and you didn't know it. Or, you had surgery to repair a hernia in the same area where a current one has been sustained. Notwithstanding, if you sustained abdominal injuries and was subsequently diagnosed with an abdominal hernia, it is important to work with an attorney who is experienced in handling these unique and sometimes complex injury cases.

At Montlick and Associates, our compassionate team of auto accident lawyers work doggedly to help victims of accidents recover for their injuries. If you sustained an abdominal hernia or other type of injury, call Montlick and Associates now to learn more about your legal rights and options.

What are the Symptoms Associated with an Abdominal Hernia?

Abdominal bruising and swelling are common injuries following a car accident that can make it difficult for medical imaging such as MRIs or CT Scans to actually detect the existence of a hernia. Oftentimes, emergency departments do not diagnose abdominal hernias since they do not often reveal themselves until the bruising and swelling have subsided.

Accordingly, if you were in a car accident and sustained an injury to your abdomen, watch out for the following hernia symptoms:

  • An unusual lump or area of swelling that can be felt or seen;
  • Pain and/or a feeling of pressure or heaviness in the abdomen ranging from mild to severe;
  • Pain and/or discomfort when sitting or bending;
  • A feeling of fullness in the abdomen;
  • Indigestion;
  • Nausea and/or vomiting;
  • Muscle weakness in the area of the hernia; and
  • Nerve pain to other parts of the bod

Should you experience any of the above symptoms after a crash, it is critical that you follow up with your doctor to have the condition properly treated and diagnosed as soon as possible. The quicker you receive the right treatment for your abdominal hernia, the better chance you will have to obtain the compensation you need to achieve a full recovery from your accident. Following your doctor visit, contact Montlick and Associates to have your case reviewed by an Atlanta auto accident attorney. Our lawyers work with experts across the country to help our clients prove causation in their auto accident case, which is crucial to your monetary recovery.

Montlick & Associates, P.C.: Zealous Representation across Georgia and in the Southeast

If you or someone you love was injured in an auto accident, contact the Atlanta Car Accident Lawyers at Montlick and Associates now. We aggressively fight for our clients to receive the damages they deserve for their injuries, including compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and much more.

Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Category: Auto Accidents

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