Pelvic fractures are often caused by high-energy forces, like what happens during a motor vehicle accident. This makes sense, as you experienced the same type of injury when you were struck on I-264 by a pick-up truck.
You were taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and underwent surgery to repair the fracture. Although the doctors are confident the break will heal, there’s still a good chance you’ll experience long-term complications.
The Future of Your Pelvic Fracture
Those who experience pelvic fractures often face problems later on in life, which are not only painful and inconvenient, but costly to manage and treat. The following are possible long-term or permanent complications of a pelvic fracture:
- Limping. Patients often limp for several months following their fractures. The muscles around the pelvis take a long time to become strong again. Depending on how severe the fracture and surgery was, you may always have some difficulty walking and running.
- Nerve damage. The pelvis is essentially a hub for many nerves and vessels in the body. Large nerves that serve the legs run through the pelvis. If these nerves become damaged, which is common, you may experience leg pain and other nerve problems down the road.
- Internal organ problems. Many digestive and reproductive organs are housed in the pelvic ring. Damage to the pelvis can result in injuries to these organs. Although they may eventually resolve, you may experience sexual dysfunction and other problems in the future.
- Impaired mobility. Because of the fracture, your ability to participate in activities you once enjoyed may be affected. For instance, playing sports, running, or even walking without pain may all be difficult activities for you.
We Can Help You Seek Justice
Because of someone else’s negligence, you may be sentenced to a lifetime of impairment and limitations. These problems are not only life-changing, but expensive as well. Ongoing pain medications, doctor’s appointments, physical therapy, and other treatments can cost you thousands of dollars. If you don’t think this is fair, you’re not alone because we don’t either.
The legal team of Tavss Fletcher wants to fight for your rights and get you the compensation you deserve for this unfair outcome. Contact us today to learn how.