Severe Bone Fracture Injuries
Although bone fractures are relatively common injuries after a traumatic incident, some of these fractures may prove more drastic and may require more intensive medical care. Often, severe bone fractures require significant surgical intervention to provide the victim with as much function and the best recovery after as possible. As a result of the additional treatment and greater severity of these injuries, a person may experience a great deal of pain and suffering, not to mention be left with significant medical bills that can be particularly troublesome for a household’s finances.
Bone Fracture Complications
In some cases, a person’s bone fracture may require more than a simple procedure of resetting the bone and placing a cast around the area. These more substantial treatments can be caused by:
- Shattered bones, in which fragments may need to be retrieved
- Puncture injuries to nearby tissue after a shattered bone injury
- Fractures that also damage nearby nerves
- Fractures that develop bone infections
These complications and problems may call for surgical intervention, physical therapy, and drug prescriptions to see significant health improvement. Additionally, these treatments can prove very expensive for many injured individuals, putting them at risk of being burdened by medical debts after an injury that may not have been their fault.
If your bone fracture was caused by another person’s negligent conduct, you may be eligible to pursue financial compensation for the costs associated with your injuries. You don’t need to face this legal process alone, however, as our legal team at Stepleton Dugan, LLC, be able to help. For more information about your legal options after sustaining a bone fracture or other injuries in an accident, call 513-321-7733 today.