What Are the Common Causes of Internal Organ Injuries?
Accidents are a fact of life, but when they result in catastrophic internal organ damage, they can change lives forever. These accidents can occur in various forms, including car crashes, truck collisions, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian incidents, and even violent crimes.
Busy roads and highways are no strangers to car and truck accidents. The sheer force of a collision can result in traumatic injuries to internal organs. Blunt force trauma from the impact can lead to injuries like rib fractures that puncture the lungs, abdominal injuries, and damage to vital organs.
Motorcycle accidents are notorious for their high risk of severe injuries due to the lack of protective barriers. When motorcyclists are involved in accidents, they may experience catastrophic internal organ damage as a result of being thrown from their bikes or colliding with other vehicles. Liver and spleen injuries are prevalent due to their location and vulnerability.
Pedestrian accidents can be particularly devastating, as the body is no match for a moving vehicle. The impact can lead to internal organ injuries, and pedestrians are often face severe consequences. Kidney injuries, for instance, can occur due to the direct impact of the vehicle.
Slips and falls due to a property owner’s negligence are often underestimated as minor accidents, but they can have dire consequences, especially for the elderly. A ground-level fall can lead to head injuries and even internal organ damage. A fall from height (from a ladder, a scaffold, or a rooftop on a construction site) can leave way for intestinal damage, ruptured organs such as the spleen and liver, and even bowel perforation.
In violent incidents such as beatings, a person can sustain blunt force trauma and internal organ injuries. If a person is stabbed, they may sustain penetrative wounds that inflict damage to vital organs.
Medical errors in hospitals and clinics are another potential source of catastrophic internal organ damage. These errors can range from surgical mishaps to procedures resulting in organ perforation.