How a Fractured Bone Can Damage Your Life

December 20, 2017 | Brain and Spinal Injury

Fractured or broken bones are extremely painful, but they usually heal fairly quickly and don’t lead to serious complications. That, however, isn’t always the case. If someone else’s negligence caused you to suffer a fractured bone, it can really set you back. If you experience complications in the healing process, it can hurt your life and livelihood in significant ways. An experienced personal injury attorney, however, can help you recover the just compensation to which you are entitled.

Fractured Bone

The word fractured, as it relates to your bones, just sounds terrible—and it is. Fracturing a bone is an intensely painful experience that can send your body into shock. A variety of symptoms are common to a bone fracture:

  • Extreme pain
  • Inflammation
  • Bruising and bleeding
  • Inability to move the limb
  • Deformed appearance


Depending upon the bone you’ve fractured and the severity of the fracture or break, these symptoms can vary from moderate to extreme. If you think you may have fractured a bone, you need immediate medical attention.


Most bone fractures heal with time, but some fail to heal properly. When this happens, the sufferer can experience long-term negative health consequences, such as:

  • Chronic pain
  • Unrelenting stiffness
  • Physical disability


Several specific complications are commonly associated with bone fractures.

Malunion – A malunion occurs when a fractured bone heals but when the healing process leaves the bone deformed. Surgery is required to fix the deformity caused by malunions.


Osteoarthritis – When a bone shatters, fragments of the bone can jut into a nearby joint and lead to the painful condition known as osteoarthritis later in life.


OsteomyelitisOsteomyelitis is a serious infection of the bone, usually caused by an open bone fracture that pierces the skin and allows contaminants to enter through the fracture.


Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) – Chronic pain is an ongoing pain, and it can debilitate people. CRPS often affects the larger bones of the limbs and can lead to painful burning or stinging sensations, inflammation, and sensitivity to touch.


Your Fractured Bone Claim

If someone else’s negligence caused you to suffer a bone fracture, consult with a skilled personal injury attorney. These claims are complicated, but your health and your legal recovery matter. The physical side effects you experience after your fracture has healed can hurt your enjoyment of life, your physical well-being, your livelihood, and your ongoing earning potential. Don’t let someone else’s negligence derail your life—allow your personal injury attorney to aggressively advocate for your rightful compensation.


Contact Fountain Law Group Today

At the Fountain Law Firm, P.C., we have successfully helped many victims of bone-fracture injuries obtain the compensation they deserve for their injuries and related losses. To make sure that you receive all the compensation to which you are entitled, have an experienced personal injury attorney handle your case. Attorney Merry Fountain can help you by meeting in her office or meeting in your home. Call Merry Fountain anytime at (888) 242-HURT (4878) or write her online for a free consultation.

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