Kentucky Organ Damage Lawyers
Strong advocacy for organ injury victims in Lexington, Louisville, and throughout KY
Accidents involving severe force can cause crushing injuries that damage your internal organs. Acts of medical malpractice can also cause damage to internal organs. These injuries often require surgery to repair the organ(s) or minimize as much damage as possible while a patient waits for a transplant. Severe damage generally cannot be repaired, and patients may need lifelong care to manage the symptoms.
At Wilt & Associates, PLLC, our Kentucky organ damage lawyers have been fighting for personal injury victims for 28 years. We represent people whose lives have been irrevocably changed because of the negligence of others. Our attorneys work with investigators and conduct extensive discovery to show how the accident that caused your injury occurred and who should be held responsible. Along with your doctors, we review the severity of your injuries, your medical treatment, and the challenges you’ll live with for the rest of your life. Call us in Lexington or Louisville today for help.
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- What are the common types of organ damage?
- Why is organ damage a life-threatening injury?
- What types of accidents cause organ damage in Kentucky victims?
- What is the value of my Kentucky organ damage claim?
- Do you have an organ damage lawyer near me?
Some of the common injuries to the vital organs are:
- Traumatic brain injury. This damage can affect a victim’s cognitive and mental health, cause a great amount of physical and emotional pain, and is often permanent. In some cases, the damage can prove fatal.
- Heart damage. The stress of an accident can lead to a heart attack, which will affect victims for the rest of their lives. In cases where victims are crushed, the heart can sustain physical damage, too.
- Lung punctures. Car accidents are a common cause of broken bones and crushing injuries that can damage the chest and lungs. Even a seemingly protective device like an airbag can cause lung damage.
- Kidney damage. Internal bleeding or blood in the urine is a strong sign of kidney damage. In severe cases, a survivor may need to undergo regular dialysis if the kidneys cannot function on their own.
- Liver damage. The liver can often recover from severe trauma with prompt medical treatment, but the risk of infection from leaks is high.
Other organs which can be damaged in an accident, leading to life-threatening injuries, include the stomach, colon, bowel, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and bladder.
Loss of organ function is, of course, the worst-case scenario. But organ damage is especially dangerous because it can lead to internal bleeding. Depending on where the bleeding is, it can lead to seizures (bleeding in the brain), cardiac tamponade (bleeding around the heart), or pulmonary hemorrhage (bleeding in the lungs). If the blood loss is great, it can cause a person to go into shock.
Internal bleeding can also cause organ damage or failure, meaning damage to one organ can affect another.
The treatments for each type of organ damage vary depending on which organ is damaged, the severity of the damage, and many other factors. The bottom line is to seek medical help as soon as possible after any type of Kentucky accident, even if you don’t feel seriously injured.
Any type of accident that involves a force or a penetrating injury can cause organ damage. These can include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Uber and Lyft accidents
- Bus accidents
- Train accidents
- Construction accidents
- Slip and falls
- Negligent security
- Dog bites
- Defective products
- Medical negligence
- Nursing home negligence and abuse
Our Kentucky personal injury lawyers represent victims who suffered organ damage and work to hold the right parties accountable. These parties can include drivers, vehicle owners, property owners, physicians, nursing homes, and other individuals and businesses.
Your organs are the part of the body that help you function. Organ damage can cause fatal injuries. Survivors often have a limited ability to enjoy life, family, and work as they did before the accident. They may need round-the-clock care and long-term medical treatment, including transplants. A transplant recipient will be on immunosuppressants (AKA, anti-rejection drugs) for the rest of his or her life, which means the victim may be more susceptible to other illnesses or injuries. In short, traumatic organ damage is a serious injury, and can have lifelong complications and needs.
At Wilt & Associates, we take these needs and complications into account when we advocate on your behalf. We can demand compensation for all your current and future damages, including:
- Loss of functionality
- Past and future medical expenses, including surgeries, rehabilitative care, assistive devices, and medication
- Past and future loss of income, wages, and benefits
- Pain and suffering, both physical and emotional
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If a loved one died due to organ damage, we can file a wrongful death claim on behalf of those left behind.
Wilt & Associates meets clients at our offices in Louisville and Lexington:
We also meet with clients through video conferences, phone conferences, and meetings away from our offices when clients are in ill health.
Talk with our respected Kentucky organ damage injury lawyers now
We understand your fear after a serious accident. Will your health get better? Is an organ transplant possible? Who will pay my medical bills and my personal expenses? Can I be compensated for my pain and suffering? Rest assured that the Kentucky injury lawyers at Wilt & Associates work to bring you the answers you need. Please call or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation at our Louisville or Lexington office.