Organ Damage

Internal organ damage occurs when an organ’s function or structure is damaged or impaired. These accident injuries can be challenging to diagnose but can have severe consequences for victims. If you sustained organ damage because of another party’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. 

For over 50 years, our medical malpractice lawyers in Atlanta, Georgia, have helped injured victims and their families receive fair compensation. We have been fighting for the rights of victims since 1965. Our legal team at Malone Law Medical Malpractice and Severe Injury Lawyers are dedicated legal advocates with a proven track record of success.

Contact Malone Law Medical Malpractice and Severe Injury Lawyers to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Atlanta organ damage lawyer by calling our Atlanta, GA law office at (770) 390-7550.

How Malone Law Medical Malpractice and Severe Injury Lawyers Can Help if You Are Suffering From Organ Damage in Atlanta, Georgia

How Malone Law Medical Malpractice and Severe Injury Lawyers Can Help if You Are Suffering From Organ Damage in Atlanta, Georgia

Injury to internal organs can cause lifelong impairments, which can result in diminished earning capacity and ongoing medical bills. It is crucial that you work with an experienced attorney with the skills and resources to pursue your medical negligence claim.

Our Atlanta surgical error lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in jury verdicts and personal injury settlements. We have been recognized by numerous organizations for their legal expertise and commitment to clients, including Super Lawyers, U.S. News Best Lawyers, Law Dragon, and Legal Leaders. Our attorneys have the highest peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the AV Preeminent rating. 

When you hire our top-rated medical malpractice lawyers in Atlanta, you can expect us to:

  • Complete an in-depth investigation to identify the cause of your injuries and the responsible parties
  • Gather evidence proving causation, fault, and liability, including working with expert witnesses as necessary
  • Carefully document your damages to determine how much your case is worth
  • File all insurance forms and handle all communication with the insurance company 
  • Negotiate a fair insurance settlement 

Our experienced trial lawyers prepare to take your case before a jury when settlement is impossible. We are fierce trial attorneys who do not back down from a fight. 

Call Malone Law Medical Malpractice and Severe Injury Lawyers today to schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced organ damage lawyer in Atlanta, GA.

How Does Organ Damage Occur?

Organ damage can happen in response to any type of trauma, including blunt force trauma from being hit by an object, falling, or slamming into an object. Organ injuries can also occur because of penetrating trauma when an object breaks the skin and perforates the organ. Medical malpractice can also result in organ damage. 

Internal organ damage occurs to solid organs, including the kidneys, liver, pancreas, and spleen. Hollow organs may also sustain damage, including the colon, stomach, lungs, bladder, intestine, and ureters. 

What Are the Symptoms of Organ Damage After an Accident or Injury?

Organ injuries may not be immediately apparent. It could take several days or weeks to begin showing symptoms. 

You might not immediately connect the symptoms to the accident or injury. Without immediate medical treatment, the condition could become life-threatening or result in permanent impairment.

The symptoms of organ damage differ depending on the organ and the type of injury. Symptoms that could indicate organ injury or damage include:

  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Weakness, faintness, or fatigue
  • Shallow, fast breathing
  • Irregular or fast heartbeat
  • Confusion or difficulty concentrating
  • Chills and/or fever
  • Loss of consciousness and/or drowsiness
  • Swelling in the abdomen or extremities
  • Loss of appetite
  • Persistent abdominal pain or chest pain
  • Yellow tint to eyes and skin (jaundice from liver failure)
  • Bluish tint to fingernails or lips (cyanosis from heart or respiratory failure) 

You should seek immediate medical care if you experience any symptoms after an injury or accident. It is crucial to receive medical attention as soon as possible to protect your health. It also documents your injuries for a legal claim.

What Compensation Can I Receive for an Organ Damage Claim in Atlanta?

You can file a claim for economic damages and non-economic damages when you suffer injuries and damage because of another person’s negligence. These damages include, but are not limited to:

  • Medical bills and expenses
  • Mental anguish and emotional distress
  • Property damage
  • Lost wages and benefits
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Scarring and disfigurement 
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Reduction in earning capacity
  • Personal and/or nursing care

The types of damages and the amount you receive depend on the facts of your case. Our legal team works with your physicians and experts to determine the extent of your damages to maximize your recovery amount. 

However, there are deadlines for filing claims for organ damage. We encourage you to seek legal advice now to protect your right to pursue court claims for the damages caused by a negligent, reckless party. 

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Atlanta Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Damage to internal organs can lead to devastating disabilities and long-term consequences. Our legal team at Malone Law Medical Malpractice and Severe Injury Lawyers is dedicated to obtaining justice for you. Call us to schedule a free case review with one of our Atlanta organ injury lawyers.