Electric Shock Injuries
Interestingly, many people fear lightning as the main source of electric shock injuries. However, both high and low-voltage electrical injuries from appliances and workplace machinery are the most common sources of electric shock. When electrical appliances are made defectively, they can have exposed wiring that can cause injury to you and those you love.
While static electric shock causes nothing more than a slight twinge, stronger doses of electricity can cause severe injuries and even death. If you or someone you know has suffered from electrical shock due to a faulty product, you should consult a Danville product liability lawyer from Spiros Law, P.C., today at (217) 443-4343 to discuss your case.
Harm Caused by Electricity
Because the type of electrical injury that you can receive depends on the voltage and current of the source, there are a variety of different injuries that you can sustain. These include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Cardiac arrest
- Thermal burns at the site of entry and exit
- Muscle contractions
- Heart arrhythmia
- Respiratory arrest
- Bone fractures
Sadly, some of these injuries can be permanent, especially if the voltage entered through the skull. This can cause peripheral nerve damage and delayed spinal cord syndrome. Additionally, it can permanently alter a person’s psychiatric state, causing him or her to become depressed or aggressive.
We rely on electricity to power our microwaves, hairdryers, TVs, and many other products. When these products fail, they can cause severe injuries to you and your family. If you have been injured by a defective electrical appliance, contact a Danville product liability attorney from Spiros Law, P.C., at (217) 443-4343 today.