Spleen and Liver Injuries Stemming from Car or Truck Accidents


January 18, 2016

The spleen and the liver are both abdominal organs prone to injury in the event of blunt trauma. Car and truck accidents frequently result in severe trauma to the abdomen. If force is applied to the left side and back, there is a serious risk of injury to the spleen. The liver, as one of the largest organs in the abdomen, is susceptible to injury with blunt force trauma to any region of the abdomen. Car and truck accident victims who sustain a spleen or liver injury could require surgery and other supportive care to heal their serious injuries.

The Georgia personal injury attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, understand the severity of a spleen or liver injury. We start working on behalf of our injured clients the moment they retain our services. Our attorney team provides the essential support you need to effectively seek compensation for your abdominal injury.

Spleen Injuries

Common symptoms of a spleen injury will include abdominal discomfort, bleeding, bruising on the left side, and tenderness on the left side. If massive bleeding results from the injury, the accident victim is at risk of shock and must be treated immediately.

Treatment for this injury will depend on the severity of the injury and the vital signs of the accident victim. If there is an active bleed, doctors will search for a way to control it without having to perform surgery. In the most severe cases, the spleen will be removed. If significant blood is lost, a blood transfusion could be necessary. Most accident victims will fully recover, but those who lose their spleen are at an increased risk of infection for the remainder of their lives.

Liver Injuries

As with a spleen injury, symptoms of a liver injury will depend upon its severity. Abdomen pain is common as is right upper abdominal tenderness. If the bile ducts are impacted, nausea, vomiting, and further pain could result. Those with serious liver injuries could require surgery to control the internal bleeding surrounding the liver. Minor bleeds can be stopped using a catheter, which is threaded through the veins from the legs to the bleed. Most individuals who suffer a liver injury will fully recover, but might face surgery and other complications in their route to a full recovery.

Contact a Lawyer if You Have Suffered a Spleen or Liver Injury

If you have been injured in a car or truck accident that resulted in a spleen or liver injury, contact an attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney will assess whether you should have the right to recover against the at-fault driver who caused your injuries.

Contact Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, Today to Schedule Your Free Consultation!

If you have been injured in a car or truck accident, you will need the assistance of a skilled personal injury lawyer. The Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, assist injured accident victims across Georgia and in the Southeast. Our firm has over 30 years of experience and we are committed to providing zealous representation to our injured clients. The sooner you act after your accident, the greater your chances of obtaining a full recovery. As such, it is important that you seek the assistance of a licensed lawyer as soon as possible. Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 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.


Source:
http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/injuries-and-poisoning/abdominal-injuries/spleen-injury

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1980980-overview

Category: Truck Accidents

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