If you experience tingling after an electric shock and it doesn’t go away after a few minutes you should be concerned because you may be seriously injured. Even if the damage to your skin initially seems minor, remember an electrical injury is serious. Left untreated, it can have harmful, potentially lifelong effects.
Where will I feel it?
Often people will feel the tingling in their hands or arms. But the tingling sensation could be anywhere on the body where an electrical current may have made contact.
What causes tingling after an electric shock?
The tingling sensation you’re experiencing after an electrical shock could be caused by your body’s contact with or exposure to an electrical current. It is also frequently the case that the tingling feeling a person has was caused by the electrical current actually entering, passing through and exiting the person’s body.
The tingling feeling associated could be caused by occurrences such as accidental contact with a downed power line (or the area near the downed power line), accidental contact with other electricity sources, faulty wiring, contact with electricity from faulty or unprotected products and/or contact with three-prong-to-two-prong grounded plug adapters
Should I see a doctor?
Yes you should see a doctor if you are experiencing tingling after an electric shock. A doctor will conduct a thorough examination to diagnose and start treatment for any electrical injuries you may have suffered. The tingling sensation you experienced would be considered a symptom of your injury.
Time is of the essence when it comes to seeking medical attention after an electric shock, even if there are no visible injuries.
The “invisible” injuries that can result from an electric shock include:
- Cardiac arrest
- Heart muscle damage
- Brain injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Nerve damage
- Memory loss
- Hearing loss
- Respiratory failure
- Vision, speech and hearing problems
Get help from an experienced electric shock injury lawyer
If you or someone you love has suffered tingling after an electric shock accident or have been a victim of serious personal injury or death caused by electricity, you can call and speak with Jeff Feldman, arguably the nation’s most experienced electric shock accident and electrocution attorney. Jeff has litigated electrocution cases and electric shock injury cases in multiple states for families whose loved ones were injured after an electrical accident that was caused by faulty consumer products, negligence in the building and construction industry, downed or low-hanging overhead power cables, and defective or poorly maintained pool equipment. Jeff also consults with injury lawyers throughout the country on electrical accident injury and wrongful death cases involving electricity. You can call Jeff toll free at (844) 345-1150 for a free consultation.