Malunion of Fractured Bones
Even though the skeletal system offers strength and support to the rest of the body, it is still vulnerable to fractures and breaks when it faces extreme force from car accidents, slips and falls, or any other accident. Doctors typically treat broken bones with casts, splints, and other measures to ensure the bones heal properly. However, if they fail to properly align, set, and immobilize the break, the ends of bone can reconnect abnormally. This is called a malunion.
Malunions may require extra medical care and additional operations, leaving you with unwanted medical bills, lost wages from missed time at work, and other difficulties. If you have suffered from a malunion caused by negligent medical care, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Contact the Green Bay medical malpractice lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 to schedule a free consultation.
Causes of Malunion
In order to heal after a break, your bones grow additional bone tissue to reconnect the fractured bone ends. If the bones are not set properly, they will not heal properly and could grow twisted or angled. Malunion can be caused by any of the following:
- Failure to set the bones before applying a cast
- Improper immobilization of fracture
- Not allowing the bone to fully heal before removing the cast or other device
A malunion may require continual care or more operations to correct the problem, resulting in mounting medical bills in addition to your physical and emotional trauma.
At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., we believe that doctors are responsible for giving you the thorough, attentive care that you deserve. If a medical professional fails in this duty to you, resulting in problems such as malunion, you can fight back. Contact the Green Bay medical malpractice attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today to discuss your legal options.