Blunt Force Trauma

Blunt trauma, blunt injury, non-penetrating trauma or blunt force trauma refers to physical trauma caused to a body part, either by impact, injury or physical attack; the latter usually being referred to as blunt force trauma. The term refers to the initial trauma, from which develops more specific types such as contusions, abrasions, lacerations, and/or bone fractures. Blunt trauma is contrasted with penetrating trauma, in which an object such as a bullet enters the body.
Posts about Blunt Force Trauma
  • Subdural and Epidural Hematoma

    … of seeing a doctor IMMEDIATELY. As a rule of thumb, it is important to see a doctor after a relatively-hard head bump or any kind of blunt force trauma. Since any type of traumatic brain injury can be life-threatening, medical attention is not optional; it’s essential. If you notice any of the following symptoms following an injury, seek medical…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 26 readers -
  • Head and Brain Injuries in a Car Accident

    … is one form of traumatic brain injury (TBI), and is caused by an impact or blow to the head in the seconds after a collision, resulting in bruising of the brain or even bleeding. As a result, micro hemorrhages are not uncommon, and swelling (known as edema) may be apparent after a medical exam. In such cases, you may need surgery to relieve brain…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 23 readers -
  • Auto Collisions and Chest Injuries

    … is having trouble breathing and is experiencing severe pain, they may have suffered serious injuries, including damage to the lungs, blood vessels or heart. They may also demonstrate symptoms of shock or extreme shortness of breath. This can happen when a person has experienced a blunt force trauma to their sternum or a sternum fracture[2…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 16 readers -
  • Urethral Injuries from Car Accidents

    …, bicycle collision, or rollover accident are prone to increased risk of urethral injuries. Medical studies have shown that “urethral injury is a common complication of pelvic trauma,” and almost a quarter of adults experience related issues after a pelvic injury. Causes often involve blunt force trauma to the pelvis or abdomen (e.g. when your lower body…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 34 readers -
  • Georgia Execution Stay Is Now Called a “Botched” Execution

    … to a rural area, marched him into dense woods and killed him with blunt force trauma to the head and stab wounds to the back and neck while the victim knelt on the ground. Both recent execution dates for Gissendaner were cancelled by the state of Georgia, the first due to a blizzard and the second when the state had concerns over the appearance…

    The Devil And The Death Penalty- 55 readers -
  • Four Family Members Charged With Murder After Child Custody Dispute

    … been cleaned up prior to officers arriving. Autopsy results revealed Ferrell suffered from blunt force trauma to the body and head, in addition to gunshot wounds. Police chief Keith Grounsell claims the family schemed to have Ferrell killed because they were worried about an upcoming child custody hearing scheduled that week. Jane Hughes and Ferrell…

     AmeriTrust Law Group- 22 readers -
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