blunt trauma

noun

Definition of blunt trauma 

: a usually serious injury caused by a blunt object or surface died of blunt trauma to the head

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On Friday, the Medical Examiner’s Office said Carole Paladino died of multiple blunt trauma and John Paladino succumbed to thermal injuries. Max Cohen, Philly.com, "House explosion that killed Gloucester County couple was accidental, fire marshal rules," 13 July 2018 She was found in a pool of water below the falls, with blunt trauma from the fall onto the rocks. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "Teen Dies Saving Sister from Plunging Over N.C. Waterfall Where Man Died Just 2 Weeks Before," 6 July 2018 An autopsy determined she was strangled to death but the report noted Mirack suffered blunt trauma to her neck, back, upper chest and face. Nicole Darrah, Fox News, "Suspected killer of Christy Mirack charged 25 years later in Pennsylvania," 25 June 2018 The Philadelphia medical examiner said Wednesday that Jennifer Riordan, who was nearly sucked from a Southwest Airlines flight mid-air on Tuesday, died from blunt trauma to the head, neck and torso. Caroline Linton, CBS News, "How can a person be physically sucked from an airplane? A former pilot explains," 18 Apr. 2018 The Harris County Medical Examiner's Office attributed his death to complications from blunt trauma of the head with a subdural hemorrhage, a collection of blood outside the brain. Drew Hill, The Courier-Journal, "At least 6 MMA fighters have died while in the ring or shortly after," 21 June 2018 Eduard Medilevsky was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash at Tryon Grove and Keystone Roads southwest of downtown Richmond, according to McHenry County Coroner Dr. Anne Majewski, who added that the cause of death was blunt trauma. Frank Abderholden, Lake County News-Sun, "Vernon Hills man killed in crash near Richmond," 16 May 2018 She was dragged back into the plane but later pronounced dead from what medical examiners called blunt trauma to her head, neck and torso. BostonGlobe.com, "A windshield shattered on a plane in China, pulling the pilot partly through the window," 15 May 2018 About 58 percent of the patients were rushed to the hospital with blunt trauma caused by car crashes, falls and assaults, Heher said. Elyssa Cherney, chicagotribune.com, "In first week, U. of C. trauma center treats 64 patients," 10 May 2018

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blunt trauma

noun

Medical Definition of blunt trauma 

: a usually serious injury caused by a blunt object or collision with a blunt surface (as in an automobile accident or a fall from a building) the patient died of blunt trauma to the head

called also blunt force trauma

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