Atlanta Compartment Syndrome Attorneys
What Is Compartment Syndrome?
Compartment syndrome is a condition that occurs when someone fractures a bone and swelling forms around the muscle, resulting in blood or fluids collecting inside the confined space. Typically, this will be in areas known as fascial compartments surrounding the muscles, and this buildup of fluids will cause an increase in pressure. From this continuous accumulation of blood or fluids in this small compartment, the pressure obstructs the flow of blood to vital tissues or nerves, thereby damaging this area.
The body parts most likely to be affected by this syndrome are the lower legs, but the hands, arms, and other sections of the legs and feet can be affected as well.
What Are the Causes of Compartment Syndrome?
Although not every injury will lead to compartment syndrome, if you have been in a car accident, the victim of a physical attack, or suffered a fall where your body sustained some form of blunt force trauma or fractured bones, you could be at risk for developing this condition.
Don’t delay when it comes to receiving the proper medical attention. If you are suffering from compartment syndrome that resulted from an accident where someone else was at fault, then you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and medical expenses. The lawyers at Grant Law Office are ready to take on your case and help fight for you and the monetary restitution you deserve, so you can be alleviated of these serious financial burdens.
The most common symptom of this syndrome is pain that is more severe than what you would usually expect from an injury, and over time, the pain will only increase. Other signs are a pins-and-needles sensation in the skin, muscle tightness, swelling, or numbness in the affected area.
Diagnosis and Treatment
Compartment syndrome can be very severe if left untreated. Long-term complications include permanent damage to the nerves and muscles, and excessive pain due to the lack of oxygen circulating these areas because of the pressure. A failure to timely treat compartment syndrome can result in amputation or permanent loss of limb function.
As part of the diagnostic process, a physician will perform a physical exam of the area to determine the extent of the damage, and may conduct a pressure monitoring test where he checks the pressure within that compartment. If compartment syndrome is diagnosed, the doctor will most likely recommend a surgery known as a fasciotomy.
How Can Grant Law Office Help Me with My Case?
If you or someone you know has suffered injury as the result of a compartment syndrome due to negligence, Grant Law Office may be able to assist you. Grant Law Office has successfully represented people who have suffered compartment syndrome injuries and recovered significant compensation for them. Feel free to contact our Atlanta personal injury attorneys by calling (866) 249-5513 or (404) 995-3955.