Crushing Injury in Texas

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Crushing injuries occur when a specific part of the body experiences tremendous force, typically from being crushed between two solid, heavy objects. These injuries typically occur in the construction and industrial work sectors, since they involve heavy machinery and equipment. Companies and employers are required to uphold safety regulations, properly train their employees and maintain the equipment at peak efficiency. However, if they fail to do so, the result can be devastating.

At Komie & Morrow, LLP, we are prepared to pursue justice and recover your entitled compensation. With over 60 years of combined experience, our catastrophic injury attorney possesses the extensive knowledge of Texas law and court proceedings to help you obtain your desired outcome.

Effects of a Crush Injury

While simple fractures can heal in a few weeks if the injured part of the body is wrapped in a splint or cast. However, more complicated fractions as a result of a crushing injury don’t necessarily heal completely, requiring multiple surgeries to repair. A surgeon may use a combination of rods, plates, pins or screws to put the crushed bone back together and hold it in place in order to heal.

Crush injuries could also result in “compartment syndrome,” which occurs when the body part is crushed for an extended period of time. When blood flow ceases in a particular area of the body, muscle and tissue death can occur. If it is not immediately treated to release the pressure, the result can be permanent muscle damage, which may lead to amputation.

Signs of compartment syndrome include:

  • Swelling
  • Numbness
  • Pain
  • Pale, shiny skin
  • Weakness

“Crush syndrome” is similar to compartment syndrome, but when a certain part of the body is crushed for a long period of time, once the pressure is finally released, breakdown by-products of muscle deterioration (potassium, myoglobin and phosphorus) can rush into the bloodstream and cause shock and kidney failure.

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If you or a loved one has suffered a crush injury, you understand how much pain and hardship these type of injuries can cause. Our skilled catastrohpic injury attorney can conduct an extensive investigation into your case, analyze the evidence and use our resource of professional experts to develop a solid strategy for you.

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