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Broken Arm
California Broken Arm Attorneys
Injuries to the Bones in the Arm
 

The arm usually refers to the entire upper extremity from the wrist to the shoulder, though it more accurately refers particularly to the Humerus, a long bone that extends from the elbow to the shoulder. The forearm is between the elbow and the wrist and houses the Ulna and Radius, both of which are very common locations for a break especially with children.

FINGERS

A broken finger or fingers may seem like a minor injury, but without appropriate treatment it can cause major problems. The bones in a normal hand line up precisely, letting you perform dedicated functions like grasping a pen or manipulating small objects in your palm. When you fracture a finger bone, it can put your whole hand out of alignment.

 

The following are signs of a possible broken finger:

  • Swelling.
  • Tenderness.
  • Inability to move the finger completely.
  • Deformity.

If a broken finger is suspected, tell your doctor right away exactly what happened and when. You have three bones in each finger and two in each thumb. Your doctor will determine not only which bone fractured, but also how it broke: straight across, in a spiral, into several pieces, or shattered completely. Your doctor may want to see how your fingers line up when you extend your hand or make a fist. The focus is to make sure the fingers do not overlap and angle in the correct position. An X-Ray of both hands may be necessary for comparison.

The doctor will put the broken bone back into place, often without surgery. Sometimes pins, screws or wire are needed to hold it together, especially if there is a complicated injury. A splint or cast may be used to hold the finger straight and protect it from further injury while it heals. Often the doctor may splint the fingers next to the fractured one for support. Rehabilitation exercises each day may help reduce the finger's stiffness and swelling, though you may be required to see a physical therapist to assist you in these exercises.

 

HAND & WRIST

The hands could well be one of the most important parts of our body. Whether typing on a computer, writing or opening a door, we use our hands for virtually everything we do. This is why hand injuries can have tremendous financial costs and legal representation is necessary to recoup your lost income and grant pain and suffering.

The hands and wrist are composed of a series of small bones easily susceptible to fracturing. These small bones can be broken if the weight of the entire body falls upon them. Common fractures include:

  • Scaphoid and Colles Fractures are wrist fractures caused by falling and may be difficult to diagnose.
  • Metacarpal Fractures are broken hand bones. The metacarpals are the small bones in the hand.
  • Although Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is often thought of as being caused by repeated computer use, carpal tunnel syndrome can also be cause by a strong and sudden impact on the hand, such as an air bag deploying. The tendons in the wrist expand and cause pain or numbness in the hand.
  • Broken Fingers may come from a variety of injuries from car accidents to falls.

An injury to the hand, wrist or fingers can be very painful and may place numerous limitations on our ability to perform daily activities. Because the wrist, hands and fingers are necessary in work activities, employment can be seriously impacted if a person suffers a serious hand or wrist fracture, possibly resulting in a temporary inability to work, therefore the injured will not be able to earn a living. Many standard daily events, including getting dressed, preparing meals, doing chores, typing, and writing may be difficult and time consuming. Because of this consideration, compensation for wrist injuries is often very high. Young children and the elderly make up the majority of people who suffer from wrist and hand fractures.

ARM

A broken arm is a very common, yet painful, type of injury for people of all ages. Being involved in a motor vehicle accident or falling and landing on your arm are two common causes for an arm fracture. There are certain signs that may signal that you have experienced a broken arm, such as a snapping sound, swelling, pain, and bruising, bleeding, and restricted movement. In the event of a seriously fractured arm, the broken bone may puncture the skin.

The main bones in the arm are:

  • Ulna is the forearm bone located between the elbow and wrist, and a break in this bone especially is common for children.
  • Humerus is the bone located between the shoulder and elbow.
  • Radius is the forearm bone located between the elbow and wrist, and a break in this bone is common for children.

If another party's negligence is the cause of your arm injury you should contact a skilled arm fracture lawyer at Law Offices of Nadrich & Cohen, LLC. Our extensive legal advice and representation are your step to confidently seeking the monetary damages that you deserve. If you break your dominant arm (the one you use the most) there is a possibility that you may be able to receive additional compensation.

If you have experienced a painful broken bone in California as the result of another individual's negligence or recklessness, you should immediately contact The Law Offices of Nadrich & Cohen, LLC to discuss your case. Our law firm has successfully represented seriously injured clients, including those suffering from broken arms.

SHOULDER

The shoulder consists of the clavicle (collar bone) and the scapula (shoulder blade). The upper arm bone, which is called the humerus, is joined to the socket allowing arm movement. The shoulder blade is a very strong bone and is not very likely break. In fact, less than 1% of bone fractures occur to the scapula. In the event of a broken shoulder other areas of the body are likely to be injured as well, including the ribs and collar bone.

The collar bone, which is also called the clavicle, joins the shoulder to the sternum. A clavicle fracture is a common injury, and typically results from a fall on the arm and shoulder areas. The recovery time for a broken clavicle is approximately six weeks, but may be shorter or longer depending upon certain factors. Babies are at risk for fractured clavicles when they are delivered vaginally, and in that scenario the injuries are very difficult to treat. In certain cases, a child may suffer from a shoulder injury during delivery which may result in even more serious injuries, such as brachial plexus injuries affecting the brachial plexus nerves. Males between the ages of 25 and 45 are at the highest risk for shoulder fractures because of the amount of sports and physical activities in which they are involved.

If you or a loved one has suffered from a shoulder fracture in California as the result of another individual's negligence, you should contact The Law Offices of Nadrich & Cohen, LLC immediately to speak with an accomplished and dedicated attorney. Our law firm has been successfully representing seriously injured clients, including those suffering from fractured bones for years. We will use our knowledge of California personal injury law to attempt to recover for you the maximum amount of monetary compensation possible. Contact us today for a free consultation.

THE COLLAR BONE

The clavicle bone or "collar bone" connects the scapula bone in your shoulder to your sternum in your chest. Its task is to hold the shoulder upward and backward. Clavicle fractures are very common bone injuries. A break in the clavicle bone is usually always a closed fracture that normally takes about 6 weeks to heal in an adult. Accidents such as falls against the shoulder or on an extended hand are the most regular cause of fractures of the clavicle. Sometimes, a blow from a blunt object or a collision of some type can cause the clavicle to break.


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