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Fractures

Posted by Guy DiMartino | Dec 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Leesburg Florida personal injury lawyer explains fractures.

Broken Bones (Fractures) happen to people injured in car, motorcycle, truck and slip & fall accidents.  Successful treatment of a broken bone starts with a quick and accurate diagnosis. Fractures are usually diagnosed with x-rays or a CT scan of the injured area.  If a healthcare provider fails to order an x-ray or CT scan of the area that is fractured and the patient is further injured because of the delayed diagnosis, the healthcare provider may have committed medical malpractice. 

Types of Fractures

Simple or closed fracture is a break in the bone that does not break through the skin. Many clients with these types of fractures heal up pretty well in two to three months with little to no residual problems such as post-traumatic arthritis.

Simple or Closed Fracture: This is a break in the bone that does not break through the skin.  These fractures 

  • Compound or Open Fracture:  This is a break in the bone that goes through the skin. 
  • Comminuted Fracture:  This is a fracture in which the bone breaks into more than two pieces.
  • Non-Comminuted Fracture:  This is a clean break that goes through the bone.
  • Incomplete Fracture:  This is a break on one side of the bone that leaves a buckling or bending of the bone as the only x-ray sign of the fracture.  Incomplete fractures are also called Greenstick (in the young because there bones are pliable) and Torus or buckling fractures.
  • Avulsion Fracture: This is a fracture that occurs when a portion of the bone is torn away by a muscle or ligament.  In automobile accidents this is usually seen the lower part of the neck and is called a Clay-Shoveler's Fracture.  We also see avulsion fractures in the ankle.    

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Guy DiMartino

I have loved helping people in need for almost three decades.  It has been my privilege to serve people as their pastor, chiropractor, and lawyer.  The current focus of my legal practice and life’s passion is helping the seriously injured receive complete compensation for their injuries. I am a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. What that really means is that I am no stranger to the courtroom.  I have successfully tried and handled serious cases in state and federal courts.  My backgrounds in both law and chiropractic medicine have given me a unique perspective, extensive knowledge, and wide experience to serve those I represent. For years as a chiropractic physician, I treated my patients to alleviate their pain and suffering. Now as their lawyer, I fight to bring them financial compensation for their pain and suffering. During my years of service, I have handled many traumatic injury cases ranging from the traumatic amputation of a limb to brain and spinal cord injury.  I consider it an honor to serve you and your family. When a person entrusts me and I accept to represent them, I don’t take that relationship and responsibility lightly. My approach is that we work as a team. We are partners and our goal is the best outcome for you and your family with the highest level of communication throughout. I am always available by phone or email to discuss my potential representation of your injury case. I handle cases throughout Florida. Education: National University of Health Sciences – BS (1984), DC (1986) Valparaiso University School of Law – JD, summa cum laude (1999) Bar Admissions: Florida (2000), Indiana (1999), Illinois (2000, expired); US District Courts of Appeals (11th Circuit, 7th Circuit); United States District Courts: Southern and Middle Districts of Florida; Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; Northern and Central Districts of Illinois; and District of Colorado. Certification:  Civil Trial, Florida Bar Guy DiMartino on Google+ – Circle Guy on Google+ Guy DiMartino on Google+

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