PWC Orifice Injuries
Operating a personal watercraft (PWC) is a popular source of recreation for Texans and tourists from around the world in Trinity Bay, Galveston Bay, the Gulf of Mexico and other Houston area waterways.
Unfortunately, the rise in Sea-Doo, Jet Ski and WaveRunner traffic has not come without a price. Numerous people have been injured in PWC accidents throughout Texas. One of the most devastating injuries is the PWC orifice injury, also known as a hydrostatic rectal injury, or a jet pump rectal or vaginal injury.
How Do PWC Orifice Injuries Occur?
These injuries commonly occur when the operator of a PWC is thrown from the craft into the stream of the water jet. The powerful jet sends a very high pressure stream of water into the victim’s body, entering the rectum or vagina.
Victims of such accidents can suffer a lifetime of hardships, including severe pain and suffering, permanent damage to the sexual organs and the inability to urinate or defecate without medical assistance. Oftentimes, these injuries necessitate the implantation of devices such as colostomy bags.
At the Tylka Law Firm, we are passionate advocates for those who have been injured in accidents taking place on Texas waters, including those who have suffered PWC orifice injuries.
Our lawyers are here to help you pursue compensation for the losses you have suffered due to your injury. We can also protect your rights if you have lost a loved one in a fatal personal watercraft accident.
Contact Our Attorneys Today
Our attorneys are here to help you explore your legal options after a PWC accident in Texas. Contact us by phone or by email to discuss your claim.
- 281-557-1500in League City/Clear Lake
- 713-829-6048 in Galveston/Texas City
Attorney Lawrence M. Tylka’s cellphone (713-829-6048) is available 24 hours a day. The consultation for personal injury cases is always free.