Minnesota Compression Fracture Attorney

A compression fracture can cause lifelong complications.  If you are suffering from a compression fracture, you need qualified, aggressive legal representation to receive the best settlement possible.  Tarshish Cody PLC can help.

Symptoms of Compression Fractures

Twenty four vertebrae make up the spine.  The vertebral body is a large, round segment of the vertebra.  When the vertebral body collapses in height on one side, this is call a compression fracture.  Vehicle accidents can cause compression fractures because the trauma pushes the fragments of bone into the spinal column and impinge upon the spinal cord.  Partial or complete paralysis can result from the point of fracture and below.

Symptoms of compression fractures include:

  • sporadic pain in the hips, abdomen or thighs
  • pain in the back and neck
  • tingling and numbness
  • weakness
  • loss of control of bladder or bowels

Treating Compression Fractures

Minor compression fractures can heal without surgery, using medication for pain control, decrease daily activity and using a brace that is molded to conform tightly to the body to support the back and restrict movement.  The brace holds the spine in a hyper-extended state and takes most of the pressure off of the vertebral body to allow for healing.

Surgery may be required for severe compression fractures to stabilize the vertebrae adjacent to the fracture site.  Complications are associated with any kind of surgery, especially when it involves the spine and spinal cord.  Complications include:

  • Partial or complete paralysis
  • Chronic pain
  • Additional surgery

Compression fractures will heal completely in at least three months.

If you have been in a severe motor vehicle accident and are now suffering from a compression fracture, it is important that you seek legal advice immediately because you may be entitled to claim compensation to help pay for medical bills, physical therapy, lost wages and pain and suffering.

We welcome your call today at 612-808-8999 (or fill out the free Case Evaluation Form) to help you through the legal issues of your compression fracture case.

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