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Pediatric Emotional Distress Following Car Accidents

Pediatric Emotional Distress Following Car Accidents

Pediatric Emotional Distress Following Car Accidents – No parents ever expect to bury their child. However, many children sustain serious injuries or are even killed in car accidents. While most people assume they are going to make it safely to their destination when they get in a car, it is also important to be prepared for the worst. A recent study was completed and published in the New York Times regarding children and car accidents, which showed:

  • For children who are 15 years of age or younger, the most common cause of death is an unintentional injury.

Colostomy Following Auto Accidents

Colostomy Following Auto Accidents

Colostomy Following Auto Accidents – Whenever someone sets foot inside a car, tragedy can strike. Some of the statistics published by the Insurance Information Institute found that:

  • In 2016, more than 40,000 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents.

Treatment of a Traumatic Diaphragmatic Hernia

Treatment of a Traumatic Diaphragmatic Hernia

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer. The lungs are dependent on numerous other muscles and tissues for proper function. One organ that plays a vital role is the diaphragm. Like other parts of the body, this can be damaged in a traumatic car accident.

Most people understand that the lungs are vital organs because they are required for someone to breathe. Because of this, catastrophic personal injuries involving the lungs can be particularly dangerous. Some important statistics regarding lung injuries include:

Traumatic Shock in an Auto Accident

Traumatic Shock in an Auto Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer. Shock is a bodily response to adverse circumstances and can take on many forms. Some forms of shock have to do with body temperature while others manifest as a result of infection or blood loss. Recently, medical providers have started to recognize a new type of shock called traumatic shock. This can result from significant trauma, such as that found in an auto accident.

Shock: Important Information

Auto Accident Causes Ventricle Damage

Auto Accident Causes Ventricle Damage

Auto Accident Causes Ventricle Damage. The ventricles are the bottom two chambers of the heart. These are vital pumps that supply blood to both the lungs and the rest of the body. When the ventricles are damaged in a car accident, the results could be fatal.

The heart pumps blood, oxygen, and nutrients to the rest of the body. Without a heart, the body cannot function properly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Developing PTSD after a Car Accident

Developing PTSD after a Car Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer. People who have been involved in car accidents understand that the experience can be extremely traumatic. While there is the potential for someone to develop numerous injuries, along with property damage, some of the most serious wounds aren’t entirely visible. Some people who have been involved in road traffic crashes can develop post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD.

What is PTSD?

Stomach Perforation in Auto Accidents

Stomach Perforation in Auto Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer. The abdomen is a large target and could be injured in many different ways. The abdomen is also home to many different organs, such as the stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver, and spleen. All of these organs play important roles in bodily function and, therefore, could lead to significant consequences if they are injured. There are several mechanisms of traumatic injury that people should keep in mind. They include:

Sports: Sports are a common mechanism of blunt abdominal trauma, particularly if they involve contact sports. For example, people who play football are routinely struck in the abdomen while making a tackle. This is why proper protection is recommended whenever people play contact sports. Furthermore, this is why avoidance of contact sports is recommended when people have mononucleosis. The risk of splenic rupture is high.

Spinal Artery Tears in an Auto Accident

Spinal Artery Tears in an Auto Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer. The spinal cord is a remarkable structure. It provides motor and sensory innovation to every area of the body. Like other parts of the body, the spinal cord needs a blood supply to carry out its function. Sometimes, this blood supply can be disrupted.

The spinal cord is dependent on its blood vessels to provide oxygen and nutrients to its various cells. The neurons transmit signals from one part of the body to another. The bones provide the spinal cord with its structure. The ligaments and tendons allow the spinal cord to flex from side to side. All of these cells need nutrition, which is where the spinal arteries come in.

Femoral Artery Rupture in an Auto Accident

Femoral Artery Rupture in an Auto Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer. The body depends on its network of arteries, veins, and capillaries to carry oxygen and nutrients to various organs and tissues. There is a difference in the blood pressures of the arteries and the veins. The arteries have higher blood pressure, and the veins have lower blood pressure. Because of this difference, blood flows from high to low, carrying its contents everywhere it goes. If there is a blockage or rupture of these blood vessels, the flow could stop. This can lead to catastrophic consequences within a matter of minutes. Some of the statistics that have been published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding blood vessel disease include:

  • More than 600,000 people die of blood vessel disease in the United States on an annual basis.

Syncope Behind the Wheel

Fainting Behind the Wheel

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer. Feeling light-headed or dizzy is one of the most common feelings that people notice before they pass out. The medical term for “passing out” is called syncope. A research study regarding syncope was published in the medical journal Frontiers in Physiology. Some of the statistics from this study include:

  • About a quarter of people have suffered from at least one syncopal event at some point in their life.

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