The femur is the thigh bone (running from the hip to the knee), and it is the longest and largest bone in the entire human body. Broken femurs are major injuries, particularly due to the possibility of massive amounts of blood loss, damage to soft tissue, infections, leg disfigurement and other complications.
Car accidents and falls from great heights are some of the chief causes of femur injuries in the United States. This is because the femur is one of the strongest bones in the body, and application of an immense amount of force--often created by a high speed car crash or bad fall--is required to break it. If you have broken your femur due to an accident in Massachusetts, you should first seek immediate medical attention, and then contact a seasoned personal injury lawyer at the Boston & Cambridge law firm of Altman & Altman, LLP. Over the last 40+ years, we have helped numerous clients maximize their financial recovery by seeking workers' compensation and payment of medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering damages.
According to medical practitioners, there are three broad types of femur fractures:
- Proximal femur fractures: also known as "hip fractures," these involve the part of the thigh bone adjacent to the hip
- Femoral shaft fractures: a very serious femur injury that nearly always requires surgery
- Supracondylar femur fractures: a generally less prevalent femur injury, most common in individuals who have had a knee replacement or have severe osteoporosis
Depending on the type and severity of the break, a broken femur can require:
- Surgical insertion of a metal rod to connect the ends of the bone
- Insertion of a metal plate or surgical screws
- Casts or braces
The treatments and procedures for femur fractures--and for other orthopedic injuries--can be painful and expensive. Moreover, along with consistent physical pain, a broken femur can disrupt your daily routine, strain family life, make transportation to work difficult, decrease your work productivity, and increase the frequency of doctor and physical therapy visits. If you have suffered from a femur fracture or break, you may be entitled to compensation for your injury. At Altman & Altman, LLP, located in Boston and Cambridge, our bright femur fracture attorneys specialize in personal injury law and have handled numerous broken femur cases resulting from falls and car accidents. We are compassionate, talented and committed professionals who are enthusiastic about what we do and the clients for whom we work.
To schedule a free, confidential consultation with an experienced femur fracture lawyer at Altman & Altman, LLP, call 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 (toll free) or contact us online. We will listen to the specifics of your situation, explain your legal options, and answer any legal questions you may have. Our phones are answered around the clock, 7 days a week, and we promptly respond to all emails. If your injury makes transportation to our office difficult, we are willing and able to travel to meet you. Please note that we take all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis: we charge no fee unless you recover.