Indiana Cardiac Trauma Attorneys

Cardiac trauma is listed as the cause of death in over 15% of motor vehicle fatalities. These injuries can create tears or ruptures in the cardiovascular system, leading to internal bleeding and other adverse health effects. Patients who initially survive a high-impact accident that caused blunt force trauma to the chest or abdomen can develop aortic aneurysms, which often lead to serious health conditions if not properly treated. Fortunately, aortic aneurysms caused by cardiac trauma qualify as a disability covered by social security benefits.

At Hankey Marks & Crider, our attorneys understand how complicated life can be with an aortic aneurysm. We will work with you throughout the complex legal application to qualify for social security disability so that you can begin your recovery process as soon as possible. Contact our office today at (317) 634-8565 to learn more about how Hankey Marks & Crider can help you recover social security benefits today.

Symptoms of Aortic Aneurysms Caused by Cardiac Trauma

While blunt force trauma is always painful right when it happens, its greatest complications arise from lingering health effects that are more physically subtle than the moment of impact itself. Aortic aneurysms are created when extraneous material begins to build a bulge or cause pocketing in the aorta. These aneurysms are often slow to grow, making them difficult to detect. Some of the most common symptoms of an aortic aneurysm include:

  • Tenderness or pain in chest
  • Back pain
  • Hoarseness
  • Coughing
  • Shortness of breath

Many people with aortic aneurysms do not feel any symptoms at all until a tear or rupture occurs; some aneurysms never rupture at all. However, this is not meant to imply that it is okay to not treat a benign aneurysm. If a rupture does occur, severe injuries will happen, including serious internal bleeding or even death. Symptoms of a torn or ruptured aneurysm include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sharp pain in the upper back moving downwards
  • Pain in neck, jaw, or arms

With the lack of outward symptoms of a benign aneurysm, a tear or rupture of an aneurysm can happen at any time without any given warning. It is imperative that a patient with an aortic aneurysm see a doctor immediately if any the above symptoms occur.

Contact an Indiana Cardiac Trauma Attorney Today

If you or someone you love has been affected by an aortic aneurysm caused by cardiac trauma, there are many government funded benefits that you can utilize to ease your suffering. At Hankey Marks & Crider, our lawyers are dedicated to helping families reap the benefits that our government gifts us so that patients can have the compensation necessary to lead a normal life. Contact our office at (317) 634-8565 to speak with a member of our legal team today.