Facial and skull fractures

Facial and skull fractures can be a very traumatizing and painful injury. They can cause a wide range of damage depending on the severity, including possible brain damage. If you or a loved one has fractured a bone from an accident, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation so we can help you recover from this experience and get fairly compensated.

Facial and skull fractures occur when a high-energy trauma accident occurs directed at the head. There can be some serious complications due to the importance of our skull and head as physical structures and functional structures. Some complications include various types of brain damage, traumatic brain injury, hematoma, contusions, and more. 

There are several types of skull fractures of varying degrees of severity. But generally, they can be either open or closed. Closed fractures, also known as simple fractures, consist of fractures where the skin is not pierced by the broken bone. Open fractures, or compound fractures, consist of fractures where the bones break through the skin. The more specific types include the following:

  • Linear fracture - The fracture is one line across the bone, similar to a crack. They are the least serious type of skull fracture.
  • Depressed fracture - The fracture breaks inward, thus displacing the bone towards the brain.
  • Diastatic fracture - The fracture line covers one or more sutures of the skull and could widen the sutures. This most commonly occurs in children.
  • Basilar fracture - This very rare type of fracture is a linear fracture at the base of the skull. It can cause unusual symptoms such as cerebrospinal fluid leaking from the nose or ears.

Symptoms of skull fractures include swelling or redness in the area, bruising, “raccoon eyes” which is bruising under the eyes, severe pain or headache, nausea, blurred vision, and more. These fractures would be diagnosed by a doctor with a brief physical examination and likely an X-ray, MRI, and/or CT scan to see the skull fracture and brain to identify any damage.

These types of fractures are very dependent on their characteristics, such as the location, type, and severity; but also, your demographic characteristics are taken into account. Most fractures can heal on their own and take a few months, although pain may persist for about a week following the accident. The healing process should include rest and corresponding treatment instructions for complications such as a mild traumatic brain injury.

For more serious injuries, surgery may be required to stop bleeding, relieve pressure, and remove blood clots. Where the broken bone may have pierced the brain, brain damage may result, and the corresponding effect depends on where the damage occurred. For instance, if the parietal lobe is at the top of the brain structure is damaged, then you may suffer impairments in sensory processing, difficulty writing or doing mathematics, and have trouble speaking as you once did. This is because these are all functions that the parietal lobe is responsible for regulating. Ultimately, your doctor will be the one to judge the damage and how to proceed after this traumatic event. 

If another person caused your injuries, you can file a claim against them for monetary damages. Medical care for a bone fracture is not cheap, and it certainly is not cheap when it involves surgery or potential complications that you may have had to deal with. With our help, we can help you recover the costs of your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages that resulted from another person’s actions.

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