The Dangers of Hip and Thigh Injuries
Breaking a large bone or injuring a major joint is a serious injury for anyone. Suffering a broken thigh or hip when you are elderly, however, can have devastating consequences. An injury such as these can result in further injury and illness, a decreased quality of life and in some cases, death. To find out if you have a case, please call our Fishkill injury law firm at (845) 896-5295.
I am Ira M. Maurer, a personal injury trial attorney in New York. If you or a family member has suffered a thigh or hip injury in a vehicle accident, fall, nursing home accident, construction accident or railroad work accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. I will do everything possible to help you obtain damages for medical treatment, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any related expenses. With more than 30 years of experience and a successful record of verdicts and settlements, I have the skill and reputation necessary to pursue compensation for you in federal or state court. My efforts have earned me a lifetime membership in the national Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
If you break your thigh bone (femur), you may have to spend weeks in traction and wear a cast covering the leg and part of the pelvis. In some cases, patients need surgical remedies such as external fixation, plates and screws, or a rod placed in the femur. These fractures typically take a minimum of three to six months to heal, depending on the type of fracture and the age and health of the patient. However, treatment may take longer if the fracture was caused by a traumatic accident that also injured the surrounding soft tissue and nerves.
If you break a hip, you will need major surgery and rehabilitative therapy. Broken hips can cause permanent disability, especially in older patients. The extended period of inactivity following hip surgery can lead to serious conditions such as pneumonia, malnutrition, infection and muscle weakness. In some cases, the broken hip does not heal, which may require additional surgery.
Hip and thigh injuries often require long hospital stays, physical therapy, surgeries and months of follow-up care. You will need compensation for medical bills and lost income, especially if your injury prevents you from returning to work in the future.
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