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.