Legal Experts for Hip Injuries in Los Angeles
If you have suffered a hip or pelvic injury or fracture as the result of an accident, you know how overwhelming it can be to endure months of medical care and healing. In addition, these types of injuries often have long-lasting effects, even after the prolonged healing period. If your hip or pelvic fracture was due to someone else’s negligence, then you deserve compensation for your suffering.
Understanding Hip Injuries
Hip injuries can affect any of the pelvic bones, and can cause serious damage. The pelvis is composed of three bones: the hip bone, the sacrum, and the coccyx. The most common cause of hip or pelvic fractures involves high-energy forces such as a motor vehicle accident, cycling accident, or a fall from a significant height.
A hip injury can happen to anyone. However, additional risk factors may include age, pre-existing medical conditions, medications that weaken bones, nutritional deficiencies, fitness levels, alcohol or tobacco usage, and gender.
Because the pelvis cradles so many vital internal organs, pelvic fractures can cause significant internal bleeding which may or may not be seen externally. Frequently, in cases of severe trauma, pelvic fractures may be associated with severe hemorrhage due to the extensive blood supply to the region. In these cases, emergency treatment and stabilization is required. Serious hip and pelvic injuries can require surgery, medication, rehabilitation and specialist consultations. These all can lead to extensive medical bills and time off of work.
Because a hip fracture isn’t the same as other fractures, you should be especially careful during the healing process. Treatment for these injuries can take several months, and you may experience pain for longer periods of time than with other fractures or injuries. During and after recovery from a hip injury, you should be careful to watch for certain symptoms, including:
- Bed sores, from the inability to move around much
- Blood clots in the legs or lungs
- Pneumonia, from not being able to move around
- Increased risk of re-fracture
Contact an Experienced Hip Injury Attorney
The Trial Law Offices of Bradley I. Kramer, M.D., Esq. are expert hip injury attorneys and are happy to help you determine if you have a case. Because Dr. Kramer is both a licensed attorney in California and a licensed medical doctor, he is uniquely qualified to help evaluate your case.
If you’ve experienced a pelvic fracture or hip fracture, please contact our firm at 310-289-2600 to get help today. With offices in Los Angeles and New York, we represent clients throughout California, New York, Illinois, Nevada, and Arizona.