In Miami and throughout Florida, failure to treat internal bleeding - bleeding that occurs inside the body - is among the most common forms of medical malpractice. Internal bleeding left untreated can lead to serious complications.
Internal bleeding may be caused by:
When someone is involved in a motor vehicle accident or suffers from painful symptoms, they are taken or arrive at a local ER. Internal bleeding is a medical emergency that should be treated as soon as possible. But in an ER setting, often, the complaints of patients are misread or ignored by the hospital staff. This can happen because internal bleeding is more difficult to recognize than external bleeding.
Less obvious causes left untreated can also result in internal bleeding. These include organ damage, gastritis, or a bleeding disorder.
When such a medical error occurs, the patient’s condition will continue to deteriorate. The patient may even be discharged too early, without getting treatment. Sometimes, diagnosis correction and treatment comes too late. In such circumstances, the patient may suffer permanent damage, such as paralysis or even death and the hospital may be liable for medical negligence.
Internal bleeding may occur in the:
- Tissues: those that line the heart
- Organs: the brain or lungs
- Cavities: the abdomen, chest, or head
Regardless of the underlying cause of internal bleeding, to prevent serious harm, doctors must treat this medical condition immediately.
If you, or a loved one, suffered a serious injury as a result of medical negligence involving internal bleeding, you have the right to seek compensation from those responsible. Contact the experienced Miami medical malpractice attorney at The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary for a free consultation.