Crush injuries result when parts of victims’ bodies are pinned under the heavy weight of vehicles, heavy equipment, or caught inside machinery. These injuries are medical emergencies that can lead to permanent disability, amputation, and even death for victims across Missouri and Southern Illinois.

Complications From Crush Injuries

People with crush injuries can suffer extensive damage not only to the affected limb, but also throughout their bodies. Crush injury complications can include:

  • Amputation
    Crush injuries can sever blood vessels and nerves in affected parts of the body—especially in the limbs. If blood vessels and nerves die, limbs may require amputation to prevent infection from spreading.
  • Compartment Syndrome
    Compartment syndrome develops when crush injuries cut off the blood supply to a victim’s limbs. This condition requires immediate medical treatment and can cause tissue death and require amputation if not treated in time to save the affected limb.
  • Rhabdomyolysis
    Crush injuries can cause muscle tissue to break down due to poor blood flow. If muscle tissue breaks down too rapidly, damaged muscle cells can release harmful chemicals into the bloodstream. These chemicals can build up and lead to kidney failure.

The complications of crush injuries can leave you hospitalized for days, weeks, or even months. That means time away from work and expensive medical bills. Cofman Townsley will investigate your accident and do whatever is necessary to hold the responsible party accountable for your injuries.

Four Decades of Experience

At Cofman Townsley, we’ve helped injured victims across Missouri and Southern Illinois for more than 40 years. Now let us help you. We know that crush injuries go beyond just the initial physical damage. Crush injuries can also cause severe complications that can have life-threatening consequences.

That’s why you need a law firm that treats you like a friend in need—not another case number. Dial (314) 499-1190 or fill out a free initial consultation form, and speak with a caring and experienced attorney from our firm.