We live in a very active society. People drive a lot, exercise and participate in sports. An active lifestyle often leads to accidents where bones are fractured. Many of those fractures involve the hips or pelvis; bones in the legs such as the tibia or fibula; or bones in the arms such as the ulna, radius or humerus. We regularly get involved in cases where doctors have not done the correct type of surgery in order to treat the fracture. As a result, the patient gets worse over time.
The doctors who treat bone fractures are usually orthopedic surgeons. We are fortunate to have contacts with top-level orthopedic doctors around the country who can help us in deciding whether our clients' doctor has treated their fracture properly.
The attorneys at Gismondi & Associates have successfully handled a variety of cases involving significant bone injuries and trauma, including:
- A multimillion-dollar recovery on behalf of a Beaver County woman who suffered severe orthopedic injuries in a motor vehicle accident cause by ice left on the roadway.
- A recovery in excess of $1 million on behalf of a nurse from Westmoreland County who suffered severe lumbar disk injury when a chair she was sitting in collapsed through a portion of a newly installed floor.
- A recovery well in excess of $1 million on behalf of an iron worker who suffered serious crush injuries to his pelvis and legs when a large steel plate was knocked over on to him at a job site.