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Nonunion Bone Fractures

Many people have endured a broken bone at some point in their lives. These injuries can occur in car accidents, construction accidents, and even simple slips and falls. Normally, a doctor wraps a cast or other stabilizing device around the broken bone for a few weeks so it can heal normally. However broken bones sometimes fail to heal properly, as is the case with nonunion bone fractures.

A broken bone can prevent you from walking, working, and living your life as you wish. If your injury is the result of another person’s negligence, they may be legally responsible for the harm that they have done to you. To learn more about how an experienced Milwaukee personal injury attorney can fight for you, contact Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today at (414) 271-0900.

Nonunion Fractures

Most broken bones heal within a few weeks or months. However, sometimes bones fail to grow and reconnect properly. A fracture that fails to heal is called a nonunion. Nonunion can be the result of problems such as:

  • Muscle or tissue trapped between the broken ends of bone
  • Bone disease or infections such as osteomyelitis
  • Excess traction, which separates the broken ends too much to heal
  • Failure to immobilize the fracture correctly
  • Removal of the immobilization device too early

In many cases, nonunion fractures require surgery so that doctors can place screws, plates, and other devices at the site of the fracture to hold the broken bones in the right position.

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Broken bones, although they are seemingly minor injuries can actually have serious and potentially crippling complications. A civil lawsuit can help you to contend with these difficulties. To discuss your potential case, contact a knowledgeable Milwaukee personal injury lawyer from the respected firm of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at (414) 271-0900 today.