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Potential signs and risks of internal bleeding

On Behalf of | Jun 14, 2022 | Medical Malpractice

When a person suffers a serious injury, it might not always be easy to determine the severity of the condition, as some symptoms might lie beneath the surface. In some cases, severe trauma could lead to issues such as internal bleeding, and a swift diagnosis for similar health concerns could prove integral. Should medical professionals in Illinois fail to diagnose internal bleeding, the fallout of such negligence may prove disastrous, as such conditions could carry severe or even fatal repercussions.  

Possible complications 

Experts indicate that there are various injuries that might present with internal bleeding and such health concerns can carry a variety of symptoms. Those suffering from internal bleeding may struggle with lightheadedness due to rapid loss of blood, or intense pain as bleeding irritates surrounding tissues. Internal bleeding could also cause one to experience tingling sensations in the extremities, alter one’s vision or lead to bouts with nausea and vomiting. 

Some examples of health complications that might stem from internal bleeding could include the risks of going into shock. Similar health issues could also affect organ functions and increase the risks of failure or damage to vital organs. Internal bleeding symptoms may also vary depending on the site, as bleeding in the brain could lead to bouts with seizures, while bleeding in the chest could prompt issues with breathing or even increase the risks of life-threatening issues such as cardiac tamponade. 

Failure to diagnose 

The presence of internal bleeding could place the well-being of a patient at significant risk and should doctors fail to diagnose such issues, the results may prove catastrophic. Individuals in Illinois who suffer permanent harm or sudden loss due to such negligence may find their situations difficult to accept, and they might be left in search of advice on the next steps to take to seek the restitution deserved. When facing such a scenario, a person could choose to retain the services of an attorney for advice on his or her available legal avenues and assistance in navigating every step of the subsequent process. 

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