Orthopaedic Injuries: More Than Broken Bones
A common misconception about bone fractures is that once a broken bone heals, the patient's function will return to normal. That is not always the case. If you suffered a serious fracture in a personal injury accident, you may continue to experience symptoms long after the bone has healed.
The lawyers of McLeish Orlando LLP represent people who have suffered serious orthopaedic injuries in car accidents and other personal injury accidents. We understand that the symptoms of a fracture can cause pain and disability for years and, sometimes, for life. Our goal is to obtain compensation for the full extent of our clients' injuries.
What Is an Orthopaedic Injury?
Orthopaedic injuries include bone fractures and injuries to the tendons, ligaments, cartilage and muscles that support the bones. In a serious orthopaedic injury, the bone can become displaced, damaging nerves and surrounding tissues. Sometimes surgery and surgical implants are necessary to repair the damage.
When a fracture extends into a weight-bearing joint, like a hip, knee or ankle, complications are common. Serious orthopaedic injuries can led to conditions such as arthritis, chronic pain, fatigue, and reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), also called complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).
A serious orthopaedic injury can have a devastating effect on a person's ability to engage in his or her chosen career and all other aspects of life.
How We Can Help
Our lawyers carefully prepare cases involving orthopaedic injuries. We identify and retain the proper medical experts who can provide an accurate prognosis, and testify regarding the degree of future disability our client will suffer and the effects that disability will have on his or her life. Because we thoroughly prepare these cases for trial, we are often able to achieve a reasonable settlement outside of court.
If you or a member of your family suffered a serious orthopaedic injury that was caused by another's negligence, please contact our Toronto office by e-mail or call toll free 888-494-8201. We offer a free initial consultation to review your case and advise you of your options. Our firm represents clients throughout southern Ontario.