Broken Bones Are Not Always Simple Fractures
Our bodies are dependent on the wholesomeness of the structure, the strength of the bones. In most cases, bones are resilient and a bone fracture will heal within several weeks or a few months and the patient can return to a normal life. Some fractures, however, take many months to heal. Others never fully heal.
Insurance companies and their doctors would like to believe that all fractures are simple and heal quickly, but at the Girardi | Keese law firm, our personal injury lawyers have seen many cases of complex fractures that change the lives of accident victims. To learn how we can help you recover compensation for your fracture injury, call 800-401-4530 or send us an email.
When fractures are complex, there are costs in time, pain and money.
- A child’s wrist was broken on the growth plate, the place where new bone is generated. A growth plate fracture on the arm can cause the arms to grow unequally. The body compensates for unequal growth, causing additional problems. The condition requires a long course of therapy and surgery as the child grows.
- Complex breaks and multiple fractures can often require surgery and the use of plates, rods and screws to secure the bones. Rehabilitation is needed as well as on-going medical care. A skull fracture can carry the additional danger of brain injury.
- During hip replacement surgery, a surgeon broke a bone. The break caused pain and suffering, the need for additional surgery and an extended period of healing and rehabilitation.
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