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The dangers of fractures

Posted on April 8, 2015 3:19 pm under Car Accidents

Through time and with modern medical and surgical care, fractures may heal without any complication to the affected bone and the surrounding area. In some cases, however, severe fractures may cause serious medical harm that can become life-threatening if not treated promptly. Here are some of the life-threatening dangers of fractures that require prompt medical treatment:

  • Respiratory disorders – Severe fracture in the ribs may affect the lungs, possibly causing respiratory illnesses such as a collapsed lungs (pneumothorax)
  • Excessive bleeding (for open fractures)
  • Infection
  • Bone diseases, pressure ulcers, thermal burns, inflammation, and circulatory disturbances caused by prolonged immobility due to cast (cast diseases)

Among the most common causes of fractures are incidents resulting from an injurious road accident caused by another person’s negligence. If your fracture has resulted from another person’s negligence on the road, a Wisconsin-based personal injury attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® might be able to help you seek the compensation you believe you deserve. Call us at (414) 271-0900 today.