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What is abdominal trauma?
Abdominal trauma, also called Blunt Abdominal Trauma, or BAT, occurs when a person’s abdomen collides with another object, leading to the compression of the abdomen and surrounding organs (i.e., the pancreas, kidneys, stomach, intestines, spleen, liver, etc.) and excessive pressure exerted on the abdominal wall. This type of injury most typically arises in car accidents, especially those involving high speeds, where the force of the crash causes the body to propel sideways or forward, either into a seatbelt, the steering wheel, dashboard, or the frame of the actual vehicle. BAT is serious and can be fatal if not treated immediately following an automobile collision. In fact, BAT, if left untreated, is a leading cause of death to accident victims of all ages.
Although car accidents are the primary cause of BAT, additional common causes include, without limitation, the following:
Signs & Symptoms of BAT
The signs and symptoms of BAT vary, and range from minor bruising to serious internal bleeding. Generally speaking, people injured in a motor vehicle collision might present with a “seat belt sign” which is bruising on the abdomen along the site of the lap belt. Other signs and symptoms include, without limitation, the following:
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you must seek medical attention immediately, as a lack of treatment can result in, among others:
If you sustained a BAT, you should contact a knowledgeable Atlanta Abdominal Injury Attorney at Montlick and Associates as soon as possible. We will examine the facts and circumstances of what happened and take the necessary steps to protect your rights.
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