Femoral Neck Fracture
Oakland Broken Femoral Neck Lawyers
A femoral neck fracture is a break of the bone just below the ball of the ball-and-socket hip joint. This region of the bone is referred to as the femoral neck, and when a fracture occurs, the ball becomes disconnected from the rest of the femur. In some cases, this can cause the blood supply to be disrupted, which can stop the healing process and may require the hip to be partially or wholly replaced.
In San Mateo, the attorneys at the law firm of Galine, Frye & Fitting have more than 75 years of combined personal injury experience. We routinely represent the victims of car accidents, truck accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, and other serious accidents that result in catastrophic injuries. Our lawyers have recovered significant verdicts and settlements to help pay for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
San Mateo Femoral Neck Fracture Lawyers
Depending on the severity of the fracture, the age of the patient and the amount of displacement, the treatment for a femoral neck fracture can vary. In some cases, a procedure called ‘hip pinning’ is performed, where several screws are placed across the fractured bone. In other cases, the entire ball of the ball-and-socket joint is replaced with a metal prosthesis.
Rehabilitation is generally a lengthy process, regardless of the treatment, and it can take time for people to be able to walk again. It is important to ensure that your compensation provides for the full scope of your treatment and recovery, including any wages that are lost during the recovery process.
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If you or someone you love has suffered a femoral neck fracture, talk with one of the attorneys at the law firm of Galine, Frye & Fitting. Contact our firm to schedule a free case evaluation. Call us at 650-345-8484 to make an appointment.