Cincinnati Catastrophic Injury Lawyer & Ohio Product Liability Attorney reviewing cases of Orthopedic Trauma
Orthopedic injuries are among the most common injuries in vehicle accidents and other types of accidents and are a leading cause of mortality, morbidity, hospitalization, and economic burden. Most orthopedic trauma injuries are preventable and are due to carelessness and negligence. Men between 24-44 from rural areas are at the highest risk of injury. Falls and motorcycle accidents are common causes of injury.
Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Cincinnati Catastrophic Injury lawyer and Ohio product liability attorney accepting orthopedic trauma cases nationwide. Mr. Lyon is well versed in the science and medicine underlying orthopedic trauma lawsuits.
Orthopedic Trauma Definition
Orthopedic trauma involves damage to the musculoskeletal system that includes fractures and injuries to the soft tissues. Bones, tendons, joints, and muscles are designed to work together as a system. Injury to a part of the system can disrupt the function of that aspect of the body.
Accepting cases on contingency fees, Mr. Lyon works with design engineers, biomechanical engineers, accident reconstruction experts and treating physicians to investigate and determine the root cause of the accident. Mr. Lyon is a passionate advocate with success in a variety of orthopedic trauma cases.
Ohio Orthopedic Trauma Injuries
- Cervical Fractures
- Compression Fracture
- Axial Burst Fracture
- Flexion/ Distraction Fracture
- Talus (Talar) Fracture
- Heel Fracture
- Rib Fracture
- LisFranc (Mid Foot) Fracture
- Transverse Fracture
- Dislocated Hip
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- Pelvis Fracture
- Acetabular Fracture
- Greenstick Fracture
- Comminuted Fracture
- Teardrop Fracture
- Post Traumatic Deformity
- Non-Union Fractures
- Geriatric Fracture
Common Causes of Orthopedic Injuries
- Fall Injuries
- Auto Accidents
- ATV Accidents
- Trucking Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bike Accidents
- Heavy Equipment Accidents
- Machinery Accidents
- Farming Equipment Accidents
- Amusement Park Accidents
- Elevator Accidents
- Fracking Accidents
- Construction Accidents
Pediatric Orthopedic Injuries
Each year one in four children suffer an injury that requires orthopedic medical attention. There are significant mechanical and physiological differences between the bone structure of adults and children and the types of common fractures are different as a result.
For example, the periosteum of a child’s bone is thicker leading to less open fracture. Moreover, a child’s long bones are less dense and more porous leading to more bowing and flexibility and less tendency to fracture when subjected to stress. The most common types of orthopedic injuries suffered by children include:
- Elbow (Supracondylar) Fracture
- Hip Injury: Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
- Knee Injury: ACL Tear
- Leg Injury (Toddler Fracture)
- Distal Forearm
- Femur Shaft
Questions to Ask Your Lawyer
- What evidence should I preserve ?
- How long with my case take ?
- What is the jury pool like in the accident venue ?
- How much experience do you have in orthopedic trauma lawsuits ?
- What experts are needed to meet my burden of proof ?
- Is a life care plan necessary ?
- What amount of the recovery is paid back to health insurance ?
- How expensive will the case be to litigate ?
- Is early settlement to contain case costs an good option ?
- How does my case compare to other similar cases ?
Orthopedic Trauma Case Settlement
The settlement value will depend on a number of variables. No personal injury is exactly the same and each case will require an evaluation of the following variables. As the evidence is developed, some aspects may become stronger and some weaker, and the case must be evaluated each step of the way. The following a list of variables that must be considered in every orthopedic trauma case:
- The venue where the trial will occur
- The Judge
- Whether any issues exist that could result in a Motion for Summary Judgment being granted and the chance of such a motion being granted
- The existence of pre-existing conditions that limited the quality of life
- The credibility of the plaintiff
- The credibility of the defendant
- Whether the independent treating physician is supportive of the case
- Whether other events may have caused or contributed to the injury
- The amount of subrogation
- The expenses to take the case to trial
- The chance of success at trial
- The verdict range with a successful verdict
- Whether a settlement will adequately care for the Plaintiff in the future
- Whether the Plaintiff has suffered a permanent injury
- Whether damages caps apply
- Whether settlement will fairly compensate the Plaintiff while reducing the risk and cost of additional litigation.
If you have questions about the root cause of an orthopedic trauma injury or the available legal remedies that may be available to improve the quality of life or medical care in Ohio, please call The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Joe Lyon, and he will help you answer those important questions.