Explosion accidents can cause traumatic and devastating injuries to victims. In an explosion, victims can suffer a range of different types of injuries, including those to the gas-containing structures inside their bodies. The lungs can be severely damaged due to the pressurization wave of an explosion. At the Doan Law Firm, our explosion attorneys want to discuss “blast lung” injuries and how they can affect victims.
In the aftermath of sustaining a devastating lung injury due to an explosion, you can count on compassionate and skilled assistance from the team at the Doan Law Firm.
Blast lung injury victims usually do not have the resources or time necessary to prove liability in their case. An explosion attorney will be responsible for conducting a thorough investigation into the incident, including gathering evidence such as safety records, photo and video surveillance, eyewitness statements, and more.
An attorney will handle all communications and negotiations with other parties involved in order to reach a fair settlement for all explosion injury expenses.
Blast lung injuries have been extensively studied by the military due to the nature of the threat that faces service members. However, blast lung injuries can occur in any explosion and we often see these same injuries in explosion victims after industrial, workplace, or home explosions.
Blast lung injuries occur due to the compression and disruption of tissues by the pressure wave that lasts for milliseconds after the explosion. The explosion blast wave compresses and shears affected gas-filled tissues in a person’s body (including the lungs), and causes hemorrhaging and edema. Studies have shown that victims of blast lung injuries sustain ruptured alveoli and hemorrhaging around pulmonary vessels.
Those who survive an initial explosion incident but suffer from blast lung often require invasive respiratory support to treat hypoxemia or respiratory failure. Many patients require advanced respiratory management.
Explosion survivors who are properly treated for blast lung can make a full recovery, but recovery could take up to a year. Victims will require extensive medical care and rehabilitation in order to make a recovery, and this can lead to tremendous medical bills for victims and their families. If victims are unable to work while they recover, they could lose the income they need to support their families.
If you or somebody you love has sustained a serious lung injury after an explosion, contact an attorney immediately. At the Doan Law Firm, our skilled and experienced team is ready to investigate the incident in order to secure any compensation you are entitled to. This can include:
If you or a loved one has suffered blast lung due to the negligence of another, please contact us today for a free initial consultation. We can help you secure the compensation necessary to make a full recovery.