Specific Complex Injuries: Compression Fracture

Compression Fracture (Spinal Injury)

In a compression fracture of the vertebra, the vertebral bone collapses. More than one
vertebra may be affected. This condition may be caused by:

- Osteoporosis (the most common cause), which is caused by weakening of the bone due to
loss off calcium and other factors

- Trauma to the back

- Tumors that started in the bone or spread to the bone from elsewhere

When the fracture occurs as a result of osteoporosis, the vertebrae in the chest (thoracic) or lower back are usually affected. During the early stages, a break in the bone can get worse without any symptoms. Pain or other symptoms may be worse with walking, and are often not present when resting.

Multiple fractures may lead to kyphosis, a hump-like curvature of the spine.

Legal Claims for Serious Injurys

Individuals who have suffered a serious injury should consult with an attorney immediately to determine whether they can bring a lawsuit to recover for the damages that they have suffered as a result of the injury. The lawyers of Solomon, Saltsman & Jamieson are experienced in obtaining multi-million dollar recoveries for individuals with serious injuries. Our attorneys are aware of the life-changing impact that a serious injury can have and may be able to assist you in filing a legal claim against the responsible entities or individuals.

Serious injuries can be caused by any of a variety of traumatic events, including car accidents, bus accidents, slip and fall injuries, fights and other altercations. It is often the case that such events are caused by the negligent, reckless, or even intentional acts of an individual or an entity. The attorneys of Solomon, Saltsman & Jamieson vigorously pursue all available legal avenues to obtain a recovery from those responsible parties.

Legal action can help an injured individual recover for past medical bills, future medical care, lost income, emotional distress, and other damages. However, various time deadlines apply to legal actions for serious injuries, which is why immediately contacting an experienced lawyer is necessary.

The attorneys of Solomon, Saltsman & Jamieson provide free consultations to individuals with injuries who are seeking legal representation. You may contact us at 1-800-405-4222 or ssolomon@ssjlaw.com.