Recognizing the Symptoms of a Ruptured Spleen

  • The spleen is an organ on the left side of your body, right under your rib cage. It functions to fight infection and filter old blood cells from your bloodstream.

    A ruptured spleen is most often caused by blunt force trauma to your abdomen—a common occurrence in serious car accidents. The impact can cause severe internal bleeding and potentially life-threatening consequences.

    It’s extremely important to seek immediate medical attention if you suspect you have suffered a ruptured spleen or any other serious injury.

     

    Knowing the Symptoms

    An injured spleen may rupture soon after abdominal impact or days or weeks after the injury occurs. For some, a ruptured spleen is life-threatening and requires immediate emergency medical attention.

    A spleen that is ruptured in an accident may cause you to feel the following symptoms:

    • Upper-left abdominal pain
    • Tenderness in upper-left abdomen when touched
    • Left shoulder pain, especially when you have cuts and bruises on the left chest or left side
    • Confusion
    • Lightheadedness
    • Dizziness
    • Blurred vision

     

    Win Compensation for Your Spleen Injury

    If the accident that caused your symptoms was caused by the negligence of another, you can file a claim to recover compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, loss of income, and physical pain and emotional suffering.

    If you suffered a spleen injury in a car accident, consult a lawyer from Dickson Kohan & Bablove, LLP. Experienced in personal injury law, we are dedicated to helping you recover full compensation for your injury.

    Call our office at 1-844-404-2400 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help. You may also visit us at our website.