It does not matter how common a broken arm is; when it happens to you — due to the negligence of another — it makes you angry for the pain, expense, and inconvenience you have suffered.
We can help. We will investigate your case, interact with the insurance companies, handle all of the paperwork, and file your claim. Our attorneys are skilled litigators with extensive experience handling broken bone injury cases, including a recent verdict for more than $216,000 where the client suffered a broken arm in a car accident. Contact a Minneapolis Broken Arm Attorney at 612-TSR-TIME.
Broken Arm Injury
There are three bones in the arm. The humerus is the long bone of the upper arm. The radius and ulna are the two bones of the forearm. Most broken arms are caused by falls or direct trauma (as in a car accident or bicycle accident). The majority of broken arms heal with normal movement restored, but the following are some complications that can occur:
- uneven growth (if the growth plate in the bone of a child is broken)
- frozen shoulder (due to extended immobilization of the arm)
- bone infection (in open fractures)
- nerve damage
- blood vessel damage
Definition of Terms Related to Broken Bones
The following are terms frequently used when discussing broken bones.
- Alignment is the relationship of how the broken segments of the bone come together.
- Angulation is the angle formed by the broken segments of bone.
- Closed fracture is when the bone is broken without puncturing the skin.
- Comminuted fracture is when the bone is broken in multiple pieces.
- Compound fracture is when the bone pierces the skin.
- Displaced fracture is when the parts of the broken bone are not aligned.
- Fracture-dislocation is when a broken bone has also come out of joint.
- Malunion is when the bone heals in an unsatisfactory position.
- Nonunion is when the pieces of bone fail to heal back together.
- Open fracture is another term for when the bone pierces the skin.
- Pathologic fracture is when the bone breaks due to a weakness of the bone itself rather than from the direct trauma. (An IME doctor may try to label a broken bone as a pathologic fracture to minimize compensation.)
Minneapolis Broken Arm Attorney
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