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By their nature, internal trauma injuries can be difficult to diagnose, but the effect of late diagnosis can be devastating. Internal bleeding and organ or blood vessel damage are particularly dangerous, as is brain damage. Internal trauma injuries are a frequent consequence of high impact incidents, such as road accidents, falls or violent assaults.
Difficulties in diagnosis
Intensive care and surgery are usually required to treat such injuries and time is of the essence if the best outcome if to be achieved. Despite the difficulties in diagnosis that they sometimes present, internal trauma injuries are something that doctors are trained to look out for when presented with a patient following an accident or assault and the failure of medical professionals to do so can be considered negligent.
If you have been affected in some way by the failure to properly diagnose internal injuries, you may have a medical negligence claim and should seek legal advice.