Gas explosions have the capability to cause multisystem, life-threatening injuries in single or multiple victims simultaneously. These types of events present complex triage, diagnostic, and management challenges for the health care provider. Gas explosions can produce classic injury patterns from blunt and penetrating mechanisms to several organ systems, but they can also result in unique injury patterns to specific organs including the lungs and the central nervous system. .
The extent and pattern of injuries produced by an explosion are a direct result of several factors including the amount and composition of the explosive material (eg, the presence of shrapnel or loose material that can be propelled, radiological or biological contamination), the surrounding environment (eg, the presence of intervening protective barriers), the distance between the victim and the blast, the delivery method if a bomb is involved, and any other environmental hazards. These explosions can kill very easily or cause serious physical injury. If you or a loved one have been injured in a gas explosion accident in any borough in New York City, contact The Law Offices of Andrew C. Laufer,PLLC at 917-519-8417 and let us put our experience to work for you.