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Bacterial Infections Following a Traumatic Accident

Bacterial Infections Following a Traumatic Accident

Bacterial infections can progress quickly and lead to death if not identified. Unfortunately, infections can develop after a serious traumatic accident. While injuries are a priority and should be taken seriously, bacterial infections should not be ignored. Even though there are many different types of injuries that someone could sustain in a traumatic accident, such as a femur fracture, it is also important to be aware of the numerous bacterial infections that could develop as well.

How do Infections Develop in a Motor Vehicle Accident?

In an auto accident, penetrating injuries could occur. Examples of possible objects that could lead to penetrating injuries include:

  • Glass
  • Metal
  • Wood
  • Pavement particles

If someone is impaled by these objects, this causes a break in the skin. The skin is the first line of defense against a serious infection and, if this barrier is broken, it creates a portal through which bacteria can enter the body. Like injuries, certain bacteria are more dangerous than others.

Examples of Dangerous Bacterial Pathogens

Several different examples of infections could develop following a penetrating injury in a motor vehicle accident. They include:

Tetanus: Without a doubt, this is one of the most serious infections that someone could develop. Some of the symptoms of tetanus include lockjaw, muscle spasms, and difficulty swallowing.

MRSA: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is a serious bacterial infection that is resistant against several antibiotics.  Symptoms of an MRSA infection include redness and swelling at the site of the wound along with high fevers and lethargy. This infection can progress quickly if not treated appropriately.

Clostridium Difficile: Often shortened to C. Diff, this is a common bacteria that develops following a traumatic wound. This is a serious infection that can cause profuse diarrhea and profound dehydration. Furthermore, this can also be a challenging infection to treat. Rapid medical care is essential.

If someone develops a serious bacterial infection, it is vital to seek medical care as quickly as possible.

Watch YouTube Video: Bacterial Infection – Main Causes and Symptoms of Bacterial Diseases & Risky for Infectious Disease. This video provides symptoms of bacterial diseases and how to prevent this infectious disease.

Contacting an Injury Lawyer

If people develop a serious infection after a motor vehicle accident, they could end up in the hospital for a prolonged period of time. Depending on the location of the infection in the body, someone could be hooked up to an IV for several weeks or more. During this time, loved ones will likely have questions. In this case, contacting an injury lawyer can be helpful. Some of the benefits of meeting with a personal injury lawyer in Sacramento could include:

  • Having a trained legal professional who can provide objective information that can help a family make decisions.
  • Seeking damages related to the accident and its complications.
  • Moving the case to court if required.

Do not hesitate to ask for help from a personal injury lawyer in Sacramento today. You and your loved ones could receive a significant financial sum.

Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyers

I’m Ed Smith, a Personal Injury Lawyer in Sacramento. Serious bacterial infections can develop after an auto accident and these could place an individual in the hospital. Those who have developed serious infections, such as sepsis, should reach out to me today at (800) 404-5400 or (916) 921-6400 for free, friendly legal advice.

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