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CRUSH INJURIES

TEXAS CRUSH INJURY LAWYERS

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A crush injury refers to physical damage that occurs when a person’s body (or a specific body part) is crushed by a foreign object. As described by EMS World, a crush injury occurs when prolonged pressure to a large muscle leads to the disintegration of muscular tissue. Often related crush injuries, compartment syndrome refers to the constriction of a nerve or tendon by the surrounding, damaged muscle tissue. The American College of Emergency Physicians‎ (ACEP) notes that more than 75 percent of crush injuries affect the victim’s feet or legs, while another 15 percent of crush injuries affect the arms or hands. In the remaining cases, the crush injuries affect the trunk. Trunk crush injuries have the potential to become lethal; they can quickly turn deadly if the victim’s body is put under too much force.

If you or someone you love sustained pressure injuries due to another's negligence, we can help. With offices in Houston, Austin, Dallas, and Fort Worth, our Crush Injury Lawyers help personal injury victims statewide. Speak with a Sneed|Mitchell LLP lawyer now by calling (866)434-0014, or fill out our contact form and lawyer will call you now.

What Types of Personal Injury Events Cause This Condition?

Every type of accident associated with personal injury can result in crush injuries, including the following:

What Injuries Commonly Occur With Crush Injuries?

Where heavy objects are present, the forces put on the limb or body parts damage the internal damage to various body structures. A crush injury may cause various symptoms and complications like those listed below.

If you suffered a crush injury due to another person's unsafe or negligent conduct, contact us today. Attorneys are experienced at litigating these pressure injuries and will fight for your maximum compensation under Texas law. 

What Complications Can Crush Injuries Cause?

 

Crush injuries are often associated with a number of serious complications, including:


Hypovolemic Shock refers to a severe reduction in blood volume. The loss of loss of plasma volume across cell membranes and capillary walls damaged during a crush injury can lead to severe blood or fluid loss. Furthermore, shock (insufficient blood flow to the tissues of the body) can also develop from heart attack following release of electrolytes from the damaged cells. In addition, as a result of the mechanism of injury, blood loss from pelvic or long bone fractures may also co-exist with the loss of plasma or lowered heart rate experienced by victims of crush injuries.


Hyperkaliemia refers to elevated levels of potassium in the blood. This occurs when the disruption of cell membranes due to crush injuries causes a significant release of potassium, a positively charged cation normally contained within the cell.

 

Hyperkaliemia can precipitate cardiac arrest. Potassium, like calcium, is an electrolyte, an inorganic, ion-producing substance essential to the body’s functioning. The concentration of calcium from the blood in injured tissue can lead to a lowered blood calcium levels which may worsen the disruption of the victim’s clotting abilities and increase the potential for shock. Metabolic acidosis may result from that damage that incurs when blood returns to tissue after a long absence. 


Compartment syndrome is a common complication of crush injury. Typically, it is a consequence of edematous tissue injury (excessive swelling as a result of edema, or fluid retention, following an injury), redistribution of fluid into the intra-cellular compartment (the space within an organism's cells) and bleeding. Established compartment syndrome may result in worsened systemic crush syndrome and irreversible muscle cell death.


Acute Kidney Injury occurs when there is a release of a protein as the muscle tissues are compressed and can lead to a condition a breakdown of damaged muscle tissue. Combined with shock, this can lead to acute kidney injury, which in turn contributes to a significantly higher mortality in the wake of a crush injury.

I Think I've Developed PTSD, Can Your Firm Help?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the commonly tied effects to patients suffering crush injuries, and it is still often missed by lawyers and attending physicians. Every year, millions of personal injury victims suffer crush injuries in Texas and need medical treatment to overcome the trauma caused by these near death experiences. Our Crush Injury Lawyers can help you and understand the treatment options available to you. 

Psychotherapy, also titled cognitive behavioral therapy or exposure treatment, is the premier treatment option to aid clients suffering PTSD and also the pain associated with crush injury accidents. Individuals with PTSD or debilitating pain require intensive treatment programs that should be fully funded by the party liable for their accident. Our law firm aids clients by placing them in care of the best treatment specialists, and this includes pharmacological management of PTSD.

How Are Your Lawyers Successful In These Cases?

After a lawsuit is filed following any limb amputation, Defendants and their insurance company's hire doctors and nurses that will construct reports that will suggest the overall impact on your life in minimal and short-term. Our law firm has seen Defendant's go as far as hiring economists to argue an amputation would in no way impact a person's future earning potential. We know these tactics and overcome them by utilizing credible and skilled amputation and surgical reattachment expert to conduct a forensic review of your medical records and prove a future treatment plan and analysis as to how the amputation could most likely impact your life moving forward. 

Call Our Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one suffered a crush injury or amputations, call Crush Accident Injury Lawyer Niles Sneed today. Niles has experience helping catastrophic injury victims get the compensation they deserve after a devastating pressure injury. We have offices in Houston, Austin, and Fort Worth, and we represent clients throughout Texas. Call us today at (866)434-0014, or fill out our contact form and lawyer with call you now.

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