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Electrocution Overview

Electrocution injuries often occur in construction or industrial workplaces, although many accidents can happen in homes and in public. Incidents such as defective machinery, improper safety procedures, dangerous conditions that lack proper warning, open wires, downed or fallen power lines, faulty electrical devices in the home or office, and more can all cause electrocution. Call the firm and speak with a Dallas injury attorney if you have been electrocuted.

Electric Shock Injuries

Electrical shocks can cause devastating injuries, and sadly, these accidents account for around 1,000 deaths in the United States each year. Electrocution can impact many of the body's major systems, resulting in severe damage. The various systems can suffer the following types of damage:

Cardiovascular System

  • Victims may suffer Asystole, which is the absence of cardiac rhythm, also known as flat lining
  • Ventricular fibrillation can occur, which is the useless and chaotic fluttering of the ventricles, and can lead to death
  • Abnormal cardiac rhythms
  • Short-term damage to the cardiac muscle

Central Nervous System

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Amnesia
  • Seizures
  • Peripheral nerve damage
  • Psychiatric problems
  • Delayed spinal cord issues

Respiratory System

  • Tetany of the chest, which leads to respiratory arrest
  • Respiratory arrest can result from a current passing through the part of the brain that controls breathing

Musculoskeletal System

  • Prolonged tetany can cause kidney damage or rhabdomyolysis
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Burns to the muscles

Integumentary System

  • Severe skin burns
  • Serious damage to the soft tissues

Dallas, TX Injury Lawyer: Advocacy for Victims

Innocent victims who suffer electrocution because of someone else's negligence often suffer injuries that take years to recover from, if they are able to recover fully at all. Often, electrical injuries result in permanent disability, and if you or someone you love has been electrocuted, you should immediately speak with a talented Dallas injury lawyer from our team. We have successfully fought for innumerable clients to receive the compensation to which they are entitled. This can cover expenses such as medical bills, rehabilitative treatment, making a home or car handicap accessible, property damage, pain and suffering, emotional turmoil, and lost earnings due to being unable to work. Families of loved ones who were killed in electrocution accidents are entitled to compensation for funeral costs, as well as the emotional pain of their loss.

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