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Menstrual Cycle Stopped after Car Accident

Car accidents can happen at any time. It doesn’t matter how safe of a driver you are; you could still be involved in an accident. Car accidents can happen for a number of reasons, which include being distracted behind the wheel, speeding, weaving in and out of traffic, tailgating, and ignoring traffic signals, for example. Car accidents can even occur because of mechanical issues with vehicles as well as poor road conditions. Menstrual Cycle Stopped after Car Accident Regardless of the specific cause of the accident, it is likely that the parties involved will suffer some harm. Did you or a member of your family suffer any harm in a car accident? If you or a member of your family suffered any type of harm associated with a car accident, you must be aware of your right to take legal action. Depending on the details of your accident and the harm that you suffered, you might have grounds to pursue a claim – and even receive compensation. If you would like to learn more about the possibility of pursuing a claim for the harm that you suffered, it is important that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible. If you would like to learn more about your right to pursue a claim for the harm that you suffered, you should contact the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group. At Downtown L.A. Law Group, our lawyers are ready to provide you with the legal guidance that you need to pursue a claim and fight for your right to recover compensation. If you are ready to start the legal process, do not hesitate to contact our firm at your earliest convenience.

The Common Injuries Associated with Car Accidents

There are a number of injuries that victims of car accidents could suffer. Some of these injuries include neck injuries, back injuries, spinal injuries, fractured bones, lacerations, nerve damage, muscle damage, sprains, strains, and bruising, for example. Other common injuries consist of head injuries and traumatic brain injuries. Although all other types of injuries can be very dangerous, head and brain injuries are easily some of the most concerning. Force to the head could result in a mild concussion or a severe injury. Many people are aware that head and brain injuries could affect cognitive abilities, speaking abilities, and even learning abilities. But in women, these injuries could affect the menstrual cycle – women might suddenly stop menstruating after suffering a head or brain injury in a car accident.

Brain Injuries and Menstrual Cycles

A head injury is described as any sort injury to the scalp, skull, or brain – ranging from bumps and bruises to traumatic brain injuries. Some of the most common head injuries include concussions and fractured skulls, for instance. Head injuries have the potential to affect the brain – and how the brain functions. Brain injuries could cause specific systems in the body to simply stop working (or to stop working correctly). The Common Injuries Associated with Car Accidents In specific, concussions and brain injuries can severely affect both the endocrine system and the pituitary gland in the brain. The endocrine system consists of the pituitary gland, parathyroid glands, thyroid gland, adrenal glands, pancreas, and both the ovaries and testicles (in females and males respectively). All the glands mentioned above secrete the different hormones that are essential to bodily functions. The pituitary gland, is often considered to be the most important gland of the endocrine system, specifically because (when stimulated by the hypothalamus) it releases the hormones that control the other glands in the body (which release additional hormones). The hormones secreted by the pituitary gland include the following:
  • ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone), which stimulates the adrenal glands for the production of cortisol
  • GH (growth hormone), which controls both bone and tissue growth as well as the maintenance of the balance between fat and muscle tissue
  • LH (luteinizing hormone), which regulates estrogen in the body
  • Prolactin, which regulates the development of female breasts as well as milk production
  • TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone), which stimulates the production of other hormones necessary to regulate the metabolism
Some of the hormones controlled by the pituitary gland are absolutely necessary for menstruation. What does this mean? Any brain injury that damages the pituitary gland can significantly affect the entire endocrine system. The proper function of the pituitary gland and the endocrine system is necessary for menstruation. Sustaining a brain injury after an auto accident could definitely lead to a woman’s menstruation stopping.

The Complications Associated with Stopped Cycles

Menstruation is essential for women’s health. Menstruation allows the body to release tissue that it doesn’t need. When a woman doesn’t have a period, her body does not function as it is supposed to. This can create a host of issues directly associated with a lack of menstrual periods. The absence of menstruation is called amenorrhea. Besides the lack of a period, amenorrhea is characterized by hair loss, headaches, changes in vision, excess growth of facial hair (and body hair in general), acne, and pelvic pain. In addition, a lack of a menstrual period could result in infertility and osteoporosis.

Establishing Liability for the Harm Suffered

After a car accident, it is possible to hold the at-fault party (or entity) liable for the harm suffered. Although some people might believe it is absurd to hold a party liable for a lack of menstruation, the possibility shouldn’t be disregarded. As explained above, a brain injury could lead to the loss of menstruation – and it certainly makes sense to hold a party liable for a brain injury. Liability is based on negligence – which consists of four different elements. The elements of negligence are duty of care, breach of duty, cause, and harm. Essentially, a party or entity owes another party a specific duty of care. The duty of care is breached and causes an accident which results in harm. How does this translate to car accidents? All drivers have a specific duty of care towards other drivers on the road. Likewise, the city and transportation agencies have a duty to keep road conditions safe. When drivers exercise recklessness behind the wheel and city agencies fail to keep up with road maintenance, for example, they are breaching their duty of care to all drivers on the road. The breach of duty could cause an accident, which could result in significant harm.

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If the brain injury that you suffered can be directly related to the car accident, you might have grounds to clearly establish liability. If you would like to learn more about establishing liability for auto accidents, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with our lawyers as soon as possible.

Your Right to Sue

If your menstrual cycle stopped after being involved in an accident in which you suffered any sort of head or brain injury, you might have developed many other complications directly related to the loss of your menstrual cycle. Regardless of the specific harm that you suffered, your harm was a direct result of a car accident; therefore, you could establish liability for the accident and pursue a claim. You have the right to sue for the harm that you suffered in association to your car accident. Your right to sue is simply based on the fact that you were owed a duty of care that was breached, leading to the accident and the harm that you suffered. If you would like to learn more about your right to sue for the car accident harm that you suffered, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with our experts as soon as possible. Our lawyers will help you gain a better understanding of your right to sue.

Your Right to Monetary Compensation

Without a doubt, you could pursue a claim if the harm that you suffered was a direct result of the negligent actions of a party or entity. Do you also have the right to recover monetary compensation? Depending on the specific details of your claim, you could be eligible to recover compensation. For a brain injury that affects your ability to naturally have a period (and affects other normal bodily functions), successful claims could result in the recovery of at least some sort of compensation. Depending on the details of your claim, you might be eligible to receive compensation for at least some of the following:
  • Medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Punitive damages
When you allow the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group to handle your claim, you can be certain that you will recover the compensation that you are rightfully owed. At our firm, we believe in aggressively fighting for the rights of all affected victims to recover the compensation that they deserve. When you allow our experts to handle your claim, you can be certain that we will aggressively fight for your right to receive the highest amount of compensation available for your claim. To learn more about the type and amount of compensation that you could receive if your claim is successful, contact us immediately.

What Should You Do?

After any auto accident, there are a number of things that all involved parties should do. These important actions include the following: (1) taking photos of the scene of the accident; (2) taking photos of all injuries suffered; (3) collecting insurance information of all parties involved in the accident; (4) filing a police report; (5) gathering witness information; (6) reporting the incident to the insurance company; (7) seeking medical attention; (8) seeking legal assistance.

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In many cases, head or brain injuries might not be apparent immediately after the incident. Even a medical evaluation might not identify a brain injury. For many, a missed period followed by a complete lack of periods can be one of the first signs of a brain injury. As soon as the connection between missing menstruation and a brain injury is made, there will be a connection between the harm you suffered (or are suffering) and the car accident. You can then pursue the legal process.

Car Accident Claims are Subject to Strict Deadlines

All car accident claims are subject to strict deadlines to sue. In California, the statute of limitations (deadline to sue) applicable for car accident claims is of two years. This means that all affected parties have two years to file their claim. What happens if these deadlines are not met? If claimants do not file their claims within the time allowed by the statute of limitations, they will lose their right to sue. Without a doubt, car accident claims are subject to strict deadlines; however, exceptions could apply. Depending on the specific details surrounding your claim, the deadline that applies to your claim could be affected in some way (tolled or paused, for example). To ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the statute of limitations that applies to your claim, do not hesitate to contact us immediately.

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It might have come as a surprise to learn that you lost your menstruation because of a brain injury. If your brain injury was a result of a devastating auto accident, it is essential that you hold the liable party accountable for his or her actions which directly contributed to the harm that you suffered. If you are interested in learning more about your right to pursue a claim, do not hesitate to contact our firm today. At Downtown L.A. Law Group, we are dedicated to ensuring that all parties have access to the information that they need to pursue a claim. If you would like to benefit from our free legal services, do not hesitate to contact us today. You could benefit from our free consultations and free second opinions, which are available as part of our Zero-Fee guarantee. Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that our clients never have to worry about paying any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. Our firm is also based on something called contingency; therefore, our clients will never be financially responsible for any legal fees until after reaching a successful claim outcome. If you do not win, you will not be required to pay anything. If you are ready to allow our experts to handle your claim, do not hesitate to contact us today.
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