New Treatment Options for Aortic Aneurysms
A car accident can happen at any time, and these could lead to serious injuries or even fatalities. Because of this, everyone needs to know about the risk factors that could increase the chances of being involved in an auto accident. Some of these accidents can lead to severe injuries like an aortic aneurysm, which can be a life-threatening emergency.
What is an Aortic Aneurysm?
An aneurysm is a medical term used to describe an area of the blood vessel wall that has weakened. Blood vessels transport oxygen throughout the body and supplies nutrients to organs so that they can do their jobs. Aneurysms can develop because of many different reasons; however, one of these is due to trauma. In a car accident, people can sustain blunt trauma to the abdomen. This can damage and weaken the wall of the aorta, leading to an aneurysm. An aneurysm can release blood clots that can impact the heart, brain, and lungs. An aneurysm could also rupture, leading to a medical emergency.
Novel Treatment Options
In the past, an aortic aneurysm needed to be corrected with open abdominal surgery. This comes with numerous risks and could even lead to complications requiring reoperation. Now, there are new treatment options. Some aneurysms can be fixed without any incisions at all. In this procedure, a wire is snaked through the blood vessels and into the aorta itself. The wire is threaded to the site of an aneurysm where it is repaired. Any material that could lead to a clot is removed as well. This is a minimally invasive procedure that often leads to a faster recovery.
Watch YouTube Video: Q&A – Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Treatment. This video explains the symptoms and treatment of an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Contacting a Personal Injury Law Office
When a loved one requires an emergent procedure to fix an aortic aneurysm, this can make the entire family nervous. What happens if an aneurysm ruptures? Will my loved one be okay after the procedure? Some of the topics that families could have concerns about include:
- The circumstances surrounding the development of the injury
- Issues related to health insurance coverage of medical costs
- Issued related to employment after the procedure
- Whether or not the accident has been investigated thoroughly
- Recovering compensation for past and future medical bills and past and future loss of income
Families going through a tough time deserve to have their questions answered. For help with this, families should meet with an injury accident lawyer in Sacramento. An experienced attorney can help a family through this tough time.
Sacramento Personal Injury Attorney
I’m Ed Smith, a personal injury lawyer in Sacramento. Aortic aneurysms present a dangerous situation that could turn into a medical emergency. If someone you care about has developed complications due to injuries from a serious auto accident, call me at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly legal advice.
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