After an accident, the injury victim is left dealing with the pain of their injuries and is forced to seek medical treatment. When someone else is to blame for the accident, the person responsible should be held accountable for the damage caused. A personal injury lawsuit will allow the injury victim to get compensation for their pain and suffering, cost of medical bills, and other damages caused by the accident.
Types of Injuries in a Personal Injury Claim
Injuries in a personal injury lawsuit can range from minor to permanent. Some injuries can be treated quickly while others require multiple surgeries, continual monitoring, and permanent loss of function. Some serious injuries people suffer in an accident include:
- Sepsis and Septicemia
- Infection Shock
- SIRS/Systematic Inflammatory Response
- Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Neurologic Injury
- Vegetative State
- Birth Injury
- Oxygen Deprivation
- Mental Health Injury
Shock refers to the body's reaction when the major organs and tissues do not get enough blood flow to function properly. Shock can be caused by a number of factors, including infection, blood loss after an accident, or interruption with the circulatory system caused by a medical mistake during surgery. Shock includes hemorrhagic shock and hypovolemic shock.
Sepsis is an inflammatory immune response to infection. Sepsis that goes on untreated can lead to septicemia, organ damage, and death.
Serious infections or infections in people with compromised immune systems can continue to harm the body until the body goes into shock. Left untreated, shock can lead to organ failure and death.
Bacteremia is the presence of bacteria in the blood. Bacteremia can be a dangerous condition that causes tissue damage, sepsis, and septic shock. If bacteremia is not treated, it can lead to organ damage and death.
Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) is a bodily response to infections and noninfectious causes. When an infection goes untreated or improperly treated, it can lead to sepsis, septic shock, organ damage, and death.
Treatment of Injuries in a Personal Injury Claim
Medical treatment for accident injuries is a way to attempt to repair damage or remediate a health problem. Treatments and therapy can include a one-time visit to the doctor or require life-long care. Treatments in personal injury cases may include:
- Mobility Devices
- Physical Therapy
- Speech Therapy
Serious Injury and Medical Treatment Attorneys
If you or a loved one was injured in an accident, you should talk to an experienced personal injury attorney about getting compensation for your lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering. You should not have to suffer injury and the long road to recover because of someone else's negligence. Do not hesitate to contact Gilman & Bedigian today for a free consultation.