One of the most common, and most painful, types of injuries you can suffer is a bone injury such as a broken bone, fractured bone, bone disease, bone cancer, bone density loss or bone pain. Typically a broken bone is the result of an auto accident, slip and fall, assault or a workplace accident. In auto accidents any bone can be broken but commonly fractured bones are knees, femurs, shoulders and vertebral discs at various points along the spine. The mechanics of the accident, as well as speed at impact and the size of the vehicle that hit you all come into play in terms of what bones are broken and how badly they are broken. For instance a hairline fracture in the wrist or forearm is not nearly as disastrous as an open femur fracture. In a slip and fall the wrists, elbows and shoulders tend to take the majority of the force at impact and consequently they are commonly injured in a slip and fall accident or workplace slip and fall. Other ways bone injuries can occur are due to medical malpractice, bone cancer and injuries caused by medications such as the HIV PReP drug Truvada. If you have suffered a bone injury of any sort in Pennsylvania or West Virginia you may be entitled to benefits and financial compensation for your injuries, lost wages, pain, suffering and any other economic losses. Please connect with our Pittsburgh bone injury attorneys for a free case review. They charge nothing if they are unable to obtain compensation for you.
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Bone Injuries & Diseases
In the adult human body there are more than 200 bones, 206 to be exact. Their purpose is to provide support to our bodies, define our shape and protect vital organs such as the brain, heart, lungs, etc. Human bones are made up of a protein named collagen and the mineral calcium phosphate which gives it strength and rigidity. The 2 types of bone tissue are compact bone (hard outer portion) and cancellous bone (spongy inner portion inside compact bone). Inside the bone is bone marrow, a red spongy material that produces blood cells into the body. Injuries, cancer and diseases can impact all parts of the bone in humans. Examples are:
Broken bones including open, closed and hairline fractures. Can involve large bones such as the sternum, clavicle, scapula, tibia, fibula and small bones like phalanges or metatarsals.
Bone cancer which is rare but usually forms in the pelvis, femur (thigh bone) or humerus (upper arm bone). If you have had bone cancer misdiagnosed, inaccurately diagnosed or a delayed diagnosis and it negated certain treatment options or caused further illness, injury and damages you may be able to file a medical malpractice lawsuit for a bone cancer misdiagnosis.
Bone diseases such as osteoarthritis, osteopenia, osteoporosis, Paget’s Disease, gout, low bone density, Scoliosis, osteonecrosis and osteomyelitis (bone infection usually post-op).
Bone grafting in serious bone injury cases.
Our West Virginia and Pennsylvania bone injury lawyers handle all types of bone injury claims. Please do not hesitate to contact them for a free case analysis.