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Treatment For Broken BonesBy Pyle Law, January 26 2021 11:20 am
Bone fractures are a huge pain, in every literal and figurative sense of the word. From limited mobility to limited ability to work, to more limited enjoyment of life, broken bones can be costly. Consult with a Kansas personal injury attorney about your options.
Broken bones are a common injury among all age groups. They are an all-too-common result of accidents that stem from preventable negligence, including vehicle crashes, slips, and falls, or falling objects in the workplace, and the aftermath can be a costly process. Unfortunately, the treatment for the fracture can be almost as debilitating and costly as the injury itself.
Read on to learn more about the costly ramifications of broken bones and necessary treatment, why you may be eligible for a personal injury case to receive compensation, and why you should enlist the help of a Kansas personal injury attorney for that case.
All broken bones should be treated by a medical professional as soon as possible. This often means visiting the emergency room right after an accident if you suspect an injury. Some signs of broken bones include:
Doctors will likely conduct imaging tests to see the extent and type of fracture. Some broken bones can be set in the doctor’s office and will require immobilization with a cast, boot, brace, or sling for weeks while it heals. Other fractures require more intensive treatment.
Some fractures cannot be set without surgery and the insertion of pins, screws, or plates. Compound or open fractures – when the bone pierces the skin – require emergency surgery to clean the wound to prevent infection and set the bone.
Once the fracture heals, you might need physical therapy, additional surgeries to remove hardware, or other ongoing treatment. If the bone does not heal properly, you can be left with chronic pain or limited use of that body part, and you might even need to start a new treatment plan all over again.
It’s impossible to estimate a specific price tag for fracture treatments given the wide variance of treatment plans, levels of treatment, or ways in which the same bone could fracture, but one thing is certain – treatment can be costly and the medical bills can pile up quickly.
You also might be unable to work due to a broken bone, especially if your job requires the use of the fracture body part. This can result in lost income while you are recovering, only adding to the financial stress of an injury.
The good news is that if someone else caused your injury, you have the right to hold them liable for all of your losses, including your medical bills and lost income. The process of seeking compensation for your losses can be a complicated one, however, and you have a better chance at a successful outcome if you have the assistance of an experienced personal injury lawyer in Kansas.
Did you sustain a broken bone and believe someone else was at fault? Don’t let someone else’s moment of negligence railroad your entire life and livelihood. Instead, learn how Kansas personal injury attorney Tom Pyle at Pyle Law can protect your rights. Contact us today to learn how he can help you receive the compensation and accountability you deserve.