Electric Shock Symptoms
A person who has suffered an electric shock may have very little external evidence of injury or may have obvious severe burns. Some people may be in cardiac arrest after electric shock or a lightning strike.
- Burns are usually most severe at the points of contact with the electrical source and the ground.
- In addition to burns, other injuries are possible if the person has been thrown clear of the electrical source by forceful muscular contraction.
- Pain in a hand or foot or a deformity of a part of the body may indicate a possible broken bone resulting from the electric shock causing violent muscle contraction.