Heart and Lung Injuries
Injuries to the heart or lungs are very serious, generally requiring long-term medical treatment. The heart can be damaged by puncture or by trauma, which is a common occurrence in many different Accident Types. The heart and lungs are particularly at risk when an unrestrained driver is thrown hard against a steering wheel column during a traffic collision. Such a trauma can seriously bruise or even permanently damage the internal organs. Lung diseases can be caused by many factors, including occupational and environmental exposures, some pharmaceuticals, and radiation. People working in occupations such as mining, agricultural work, and trades where exposure to asbestos or metal dust is common are at higher risk for lung disease.
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury to their heart or lungs as the result of an accident, dangerous or defective product, call The Scranton Law Firm for a free consultation with one of our experienced California attorneys at 1 (800)-400-8742.