Signs Of A Spleen Injury
Injuries incurred in a motor vehicle accident or a serious fall injury often include broken bones, head injuries and ruptured disks. Such injuries may be immediately noticeable. Internal injuries such as a ruptured spleen, however, may be less obvious at first. A thorough physical examination by a doctor is an important step to take after a car crash or any accident involving blunt abdominal trauma.
The spleen is a small but vital organ. It helps the body fight infection. It produces new red blood cells and helps rid the body of old ones. An immediate consequence of a ruptured spleen is often profuse abdominal bleeding. As an injured person’s blood pressure drops, there may be symptoms of a ruptured spleen such as:
- Blurred vision
- Signs of shock
If you are still conscious after a serious accident and are trying to diagnose your own injuries, Harris, Powers & Cunningham encourages you to see a doctor as soon as possible rather than trying to decide whether you should go to a hospital. A ruptured spleen may require surgery, and the sooner it is correctly diagnosed, the better off you can be.
Harris, Powers & Cunningham has represented accident victims in Arizona since 1981. Our attorneys are ready to evaluate your spleen injury case and recommend a course of action to seek proper compensation for you.
Have You Suffered Trauma To The Spleen In An Accident? Contact Harris, Powers & Cunningham To Discuss Your Personal Injury Case.
Harris, Powers & Cunningham in Phoenix represents accident victims who have suffered internal organ damage. To talk with our lawyers about your spleen injury, please call Harris, Powers & Cunningham at 602-910-6779 or contact us online using the email form on this page.