Failure to Diagnose Bleeding

  • Internal Bleeding Injury in Ohio and Kentucky

Internal Bleeding Can Lead to Serious Complications

Advocating for victims in Kentucky

Internal bleeding is usually the result of some kind of trauma, such as a serious car accident or physical violence. Sometimes internal bleeding is a side effect of a certain type of illness, like liver disease, or because of a medication like aspirin. When internal bleeding is the result of a misdiagnosis or a delayed diagnosis, the party responsible may be held liable for medical negligence. Our skilled team of attorneys, legal staff and registered nurses has represented clients throughout Kentucky and helped the families of victims who paid the ultimate price.

Common causes of internal bleeding

An undiagnosed infection, a surgical error, a misprescribed medication – each of these acts of negligence can result in internal bleeding. At Crandall & Pera Law, we handle even the most complex cases, including internal bleeds caused by:

  • Perforated bowels
  • Ruptured aneurisms
  • Ectopic pregnancies
  • Advanced liver diseases
  • Anticlotting medications
  • Undiagnosed gastrointestinal infections

Why an internal bleed may go undiagnosed

Unlike what you might see on a television medical drama, internal bleeding is not always accompanied by bruising right away (although skin discolorations and bruising are common signs of internal blood loss). Some patients may present with chest pains, dizziness and difficulty breathing – all common signs of a heart attack. A doctor who prescribed an anticoagulant for a patient presenting with heart attack symptoms could put a patient with internal bleeding into shock or a coma, provided the patient does not succumb to the blood loss.

In other cases, the internal bleeding is difficult to see in tests, labs or scans. By the time the doctor finds the source of the trouble, it could be too late for anything but emergency surgery, which puts the patient at additional risk of heart failure, stroke or seizure while on the operating table. Complications like these are why it is so very crucial that a timely diagnosis is made in cases where patients may have internal bleeding; if the diagnosis is delayed, it could ultimately lead to the death of the patient.

We understand the risks and the effects of an undiagnosed and untreated bleed. Our medical malpractice attorneys have taken numerous cases like these to trial.

If a misdiagnosis led to internal bleeding, contact us

Internal bleeding is a serious issue with potentially life-threatening complications. Crandall & Pera Law fights on behalf of Kentucky medical malpractice victims whose lives were endangered by internal bleeding. Please call 877-686-8879 or fill out our contact form to schedule a no-cost consultation at one of our multiple office locations.

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Cleveland Office:
850 Euclid Ave
#1122
Cleveland, OH 44114
216-220-0000
Cincinnati Office:
36 East 7th Street, Suite 2610
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
513-977-5581
Cleveland East Office:
15 1/2 N. Franklin Street
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
440-600-2181
Columbus Office:
35 E. Gay Street,
Suite 226
Columbus, Ohio 43215
614-702-2623
Chesterland Office:
12768 Chillicothe Rd., Suite 210
Chesterland, Ohio 44026
440-688-4281
Toledo Office:
5055 Enterprise Blvd., Suite 1204
Toledo, Ohio 43612
419-901-8677
Cincinnati Office:
1095 Nimitzview Dr., Suite 403
Cincinnati, OH 45230
513-434-3226
Lexington Office:
1900 Cambridge Drive, Suite 101
Lexington, KY 40504
859-757-0815
Louisville Office:
2950 Breckenridge Ln, Suite 13-100
Louisville, KY 40220
502-373-8313

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