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Diffuse Electrical Injury occurs after an area of the body comes into contact with electrical voltage. Generally, the body’s response to the electric current is neither proportional to the voltage, nor is the injury in the initial contact area. Even a low voltage shock that occurs in one location can result in long-term damage to other areas of the body.
Indications that a person might have a diffuse electrical injury may manifest physically, emotionally, and cognitively. Injury from coming into contact with electricity can be as little as momentary pain to extensive damage to your organ systems.
Common physical complaints include:
Emotional symptoms may include:
Impairments to cognitive functions include:
Diffuse electrical injury cases are complex because many in the medical field lack an understanding of this type of injury. Patients who experience long-term pain from an electrical shock may be misdiagnosed or completely ignored by doctors who cannot recognize the symptoms. The long-term pain only exacerbates the problem because it can persist for many months after an electrocution.
If your response to a diffuse electrical injury is unusual, you’ll probably have trouble convincing your doctor and medical insurance provider that you were in fact injured. In some cases, you might even have been accused of not telling the truth.
Ultimately, proving that your injury did occur and receiving compensation may depend on an aggressive attorney . You need a diffuse electrical injury attorney with the knowledge and ability to provide the legal representation you need to prove you have a valid claim.