Vertebral Artery Tear Injuries in Atlanta

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Located on both sides of your neck, the vertebral artery sends blood up to your brain. If this bloodstream is blocked off, then this could cause a stroke, permanent disability, or even death. A dissection of your vertebral artery is when a slit opens up in the artery, then blood seeps into the artery lining. This eventually causes a hematoma, or blood clot. As the artery continues to expand from being filled with blood, it starts to block off more and more of your blood stream.

The thing is, you may not notice any problems until it is too late. You might have gone to a doctor, but if he or she failed to diagnose this injury, then you could sustain serious, perhaps permanent damage. Perhaps you have lost someone to this treatable injury. If you or a loved one has suffered from this medical malpractice, then a personal injury lawyer from our firm may be able to help you. If you sustained this injury from an accident caused by someone else, you may also be able to get a settlement. At Kalka & Baer, LLC, we have more than 20 years' experience getting our clients the compensation they deserve. If you win a full settlement, this can cover your pain and suffering, medical bills, and perhaps more.

Symptoms and Causes of Vertebral Artery Dissection

It can take days, even weeks, for this artery tear to manifest itself. If you suffer from decreasing blood to the head, you could experience a stiff or painful neck, or a headache. Perhaps your vision is foggy, or you cannot swallow well. It may be difficult to walk and your speech may be slurred. It could even be hard to just wake up in the morning. Any of these symptoms or more could indicate that there is a blood clot developing, which if left untreated could cause a stroke.

This injury can be caused by the neck being jostled on a roller coaster or from the impact of a car collision. Even the shoulder strap of a seat belt can cause this injury. In sports, someone can get hit in the neck by a ball or hockey puck. A karate blow can force the tear, or the artery lining could rip while wrestling. A trip to the chiropractor or salon can be behind this injury, as the chiropractor twists your neck, or you strain your neck while leaning over sink. Anyone can sustain this injury, but children are often the ones who suffer from it. This is especially true for young people who play sports.

Compensation from Vertebral Artery Tear Claims

If anyone is suffering from seemingly mysterious changes in behavior and some vague pain, he or she will be depending on a medical professional to diagnose this. A doctor should know to ask after any recent neck injuries when presented with their symptoms. If a vertebral artery dissection is treated in time, most people will fully recover. If doctors do not diagnose the problem, however, then you could suffer from catastrophic consequences. An undiagnosed vertebral artery tear can lead to permanent brain injury, stroke, and in rare occasions, death. You may be able to receive compensation from a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Perhaps your injury was sustained in a car accident. You may have been rear-ended, or an aggressive driver may have run a red light. In either case, you may be able to seek compensation from the other driver's car insurance. Even if the driver is uninsured, you can find compensation with a skilled personal injury lawyer. Maybe your car crash was the result of a defective car product. If so, you might be compensated by a car manufacturer or dealer. Whatever the cause of your injury, an experienced personal injury lawyer should be able to look over your case and assess who is at fault.

Get the Representation You Deserve with Kalka & Baer, LLC

Do not face a big insurance company or hospital on your own. Get legal expertise on your side. For more than two decades, our Atlanta personal injury attorneys have fought for the rights of individuals suffering from someone else's negligence. We have handled all manner of cases, including vertebral artery dissection injury. In every single case, we do our utmost to ensure that our clients receive the maximum compensation they deserve. We also operate on a contingency fee basis. What this means for you are no upfront costs. You do not pay a cent until we have won you a settlement or jury award.

If you work with Kalka & Baer, LLC, you would be working with lawyers who have been included in Georgia Super Lawyers® as Rising Stars℠ for several years straight. This accolade alone puts our lawyers with the top 2.5% of attorneys in the entire state. This is due to the sterling service our lawyers provide, as they are passionate advocates for all our clients. Over the years, we have achieved successful case results as we fight for the rights of the injured and the families who have lost loved ones. When you want legal skill and dedication on your side, contact Kalka & Baer, LLC immediately. Your personal injury or wrongful death case can expire, so contact our firm today!

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