Minnesota Pelvic Fracture Attorney

A ring-like structure at the base of the spine, the pelvis supports many of the digestive and reproductive organs, in addition to being at the crossroads for nerves, blood vessels and muscles.  The pelvis is vital to the skeleton’s alignment.

High impact collisions in car accidents or falls from a great height cause the majority of pelvic fractures.  Pelvic fractures are classified as:

  • Stable – meaning the bones are not dislodged and only one break and limited bleeding has occurred.
  • Unstable – meaning the bones are displaced and two or more breaks and excessive bleeding has occurred.

Pelvic fractures can be open or closed but require surgery because they are life-threatening.

If a victim experiences loss of nerve function, bone tenderness or has difficulty walking, then a pelvic fracture should be investigated.  Other symptoms of a pelvic fracture can include:

  • difficulty urinating
  • numbness or tingling in the groin or lower legs
  • abdominal pain
  • lower body cavity bleeding

Shock, nerve damage, soft tissue damage, internal bleeding and organ damage may be present in severe pelvic fractures and require urgent medical attention to stabilize the injury.

Treatment for Pelvic Fracture

X-rays and CT scans are required to determine the extent of injury and type of surgery for pelvic fractures.  Surgeons may use external fixators to stabilize the pelvic area to address injuries to the nerves, blood vessels and organs.  Plates or screws may be inserted for unstable fractures.

Rehabilitation and physical therapy can take many months for a pelvic fracture injury.  While there is no guarantee of a full recovery, long-term complications may include:

  • pain
  • sexual dysfunction
  • nerve damage
  • impaired mobility
  • limp due to damage to musculature
  • organ damage (kidney failure, leaking bladder, etc.)

Suffering from a pelvic fracture can be excruciating and require complex recovery treatments which can leave you with expensive medical bills, physical therapy costs and the inability to return to work.

At Tarshish Cody, our personal injury attorneys understand the physical and emotional damage of recovering from a pelvic fracture.  We have assisted many of our clients with compensation settlements to help them pay for the costly expenses and lost wages.

Contact us today on 952-361-5556 (or fill out the free Case Evaluation Form) to speak to an attorney today.

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