Category Archives: Electrocution

Nose Bleed After Electric Shock: Should I Be Concerned?

A nose bleed after electric shock is an injury that you should be concerned about. The blood vessels in your nose may have ruptured due to the trauma of the electrical shock or as a result of striking an object if you fell or were knocked down. Internal bleeding or a skull fracture may also […]

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Chest Pain After Electric Shock: What You Need To Know

Chest pain after electric shock is an injury that must be taken very seriously. Not only can it result in painful and disabling chest pain, but it may also be a symptom that you have suffered a severe electrical injury and that your body has suffered other related electrical injuries. It is frequently associated with […]

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What Happens After Electric Shock: Here’s What To Know

Serious, disabling and disfiguring injuries are common and can happen after an electric shock injury. These injuries may include: (1) heart damage; (2) brain damage; (3) burns; (4) nerve damage; and/or (5) miscarriage. If you or a loved one has been injured after electric shock, seek medical attention immediately. After an electric shock, an experienced […]

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Downed Power Line Safety FAQs: What You Need To Know

A downed power line carries high voltage electricity and is very dangerous. Because it is not possible to tell by looking whether a downed wire is live, you must always stay as far away as possible to keep safe. A downed overhead cable should be reported immediately to the electric utility company and to 9-1-1. […]

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Dangers Of Electric Shock On The Body Explained

The dangers of electric shock on the body can result in death, injury, heart damage, brain damage, burns, nerve damage, miscarriage, muscle pain, arm pain, and post electric shock syndrome.  Every electric shock on the body is potentially very serious and often will require immediate medical attention.  If you have been injured by or if […]

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Electric Shock Caused Miscarriage: Can I Sue?

You may be able to sue if an electric shock has caused a miscarriage. In most states, the personal representative of the estate of the embryo or the fetus that was lost in the miscarriage may also be able to sue. It will also depend on the negligence of the party or parties that created […]

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Electric Shock Heart Damage: What You Need To Know

Electric shock heart damage is a very serious and potentially deadly injury that requires immediate medical attention. The most common types of damage to the heart are irregular heart rhythms (which are called arrhythmias) and myocardial injuries such as heart attacks and cardiac arrest. If you or a loved one has suffered heart damage from […]

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Nerve Damage From Electric Shock: What You Need To Know

Nerve damage from electric shock is a serious injury. It can interfere with activities such as breathing and heart function. It can affect a person’s ability to walk. It can prevent the brain from processing pain signals from the body. Symptoms often include numbness and tingling sensations. If you or a loved one has suffered […]

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Four Main Types Of Electrical Injuries Explained

The four main types of electrical injuries are: (1) electrocution that causes death or serious injury; (2) electric shock injury; (3) burns (which can be both disabling and disfiguring); and (4) trauma to the brain resulting in neurologic consequences such as memory loss and difficulty performing normal tasks. If you have been injured by or […]

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Muscle Pain After Electric Shock: What You Need To Know

Muscle pain after electric shock results from the muscle contracting in response to an electrical current passing through the body. It may also be caused by electricity-related burns and tissue damage. The pain and severity of injury will depend mostly on the power of the electrical current and the duration of exposure to electric shock. […]

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