A Frequent Type Of Injury In Motor Vehicle Accidents
One of the most devastating types of injuries that frequently occur in a high-velocity car or truck accident is an aortic injury. Internal injuries such as a traumatic aortic injury or a blunt aortic injury are a common cause of fatalities in motor vehicle accidents.
Fatal Or Catastrophic Internal Injuries
Tears in the aorta are always catastrophic, and sometimes fatal. When they are not fatal, they typically leave an accident victim in grave medical condition, often resulting in great loss of blood and possibly neurological damage. A recovering accident victim is likely to be permanently disabled — possibly in a wheelchair, in need of long-term care indefinitely.
Sometimes A Result Of Medical Malpractice: Surgical Errors, Failure To Diagnose
Another cause of aortic injuries is a surgical error. In rare instances, straightforward, routine operations end in tragedy when a surgeon accidentally nicks an aorta. Surgical errors are also sometimes responsible for vascular injuries. Failure to diagnose a torn aorta or an injured blood vessel can result in disastrous internal bleeding.
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Traumatic Aortic Injury — Attorneys At Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C., Can Evaluate Your Case
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