If you have suffered a broken clavicle in a slip and fall accident, car accident, or truck accident, you need an experienced Minnesota Personal Injury Attorney to fight for fair compensation. Our partners are skilled, aggressive litigators who have received many awards, including Partner Chuck Slane was named to the prestigious list of Minnesota Top 40 Personal Injury Attorneys. Call 612-TSR-TIME or submit our free consultation form. Help is just a phone call away.
The clavicle is commonly known as the collarbone. It spans between the sternum and the scapula, providing protection for the brachial plexus and the subclavian arteries (provides blood to head and arms). It is designed to support and align the shoulder.
Types of Clavicle Fractures
- simple, mid-bone fracture
- open fracture
Broken Clavicle Injury
Broken clavicles are common in slip and fall accidents and motor vehicle accidents. Most of the fractures are simple, mid-bone fractures. This type of broken clavicle tends to heal well on its own with the use of a sling the first week, then switching to a figure-eight harness for a few weeks to keep the bone in line as it heals. A broken clavicle has very few long term complications, although there will always be a visible bump.
If you sustain an open fracture, it is imperative to have a medical professional treat the fracture. Dirt, grass, glass, or any type of debris can contaminate the wound. Surgery may be required to prevent infection.
Surgery may also be required if the break is close to the shoulder (AC) joint. In this position, the clavicle fracture is unstable and prone to a nonunion. Nonunion is when the two pieces of bone will not attach and heal together. A nonunion may be stabilized with a plate and screws, but the fracture site may always be painful and uncomfortable.
Minnesota Broken Clavicle Attorney
If you are suffering with a broken clavicle due to negligence, especially a nonunion fracture, you need someone on your side fighting for justice. The personal injury attorneys at TSR Injury Law will do that for you. We will carry the load — do all of the paperwork, handle the insurance companies, and file your claim. Call 612-TSR-TIME or submit our contact form.