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Our hips are often referred to as the foundation of the body; they provide strength, stability, and support for our spine and organs. Muscles attach to them and ligaments, nerves and blood vessels are found in, around, and through the pelvis. Hips are responsible for the movement of the upper leg, controlling functions like walking, sitting, and jumping.
When something happens to our hips, it immediately affects our day-to-day lives. Unexpected falls, vehicle accidents, and workplace accidents can produce a variety of hip injuries, and some can be extremely serious. With over 300,000 people hospitalized for hip fractures each year, it is one of the most common adult joint problems.
If you or a family member are experiencing any form of hip injury from some type of workplace accident, fall, or someone else’s negligence, Canton hip injury lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick can help you and your family claim compensation for your injuries and can help you navigate the complexities of the legal system and insurance companies in Ohio. Call us today at (330) 488-1234 or use our online contact form to reach out.
Types of Hip Injuries
There are various types of hip injuries but some of the most common are:
- Hip Labral Tears: This involves tears in the labrum (ring of cartilage). The labrum is like a rubber seal that helps hold the ball at the top of the thigh bone in place.
- Hip Dysplasia: This is one of the most common forms of hip problems and whilst it can be because of a shallow hip joint, it can also occur from falls or vehicle accidents.
- Hip Bursitis: Inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs (bursa) that pad the hip joint. When they become inflamed it causes significant pain which worsens with physical activity.
- Hip Fracture: Can often occur in motor accidents and is also known as a fractured pelvis (as the hip is part of your pelvic bones). It is a break in the upper part of the thigh bone (femur) and is the most common type of fracture in the hip.
- Acetabular Fracture: Fracture in the socket of the ball and socket hip joint and occurs in motor vehicle accidents or falls from great heights.
- Hip Impingement: Trauma from a repetitive hip movement that damages the cartilage of the socket, also known as Femoro Acetabular Impingement (FAI). It has been linked to osteoarthritis of the hip.
- Hip Dislocation: Often caused in car accidents by the knee being forced on the dashboard and the hip “popping out of place.” Standing and walking will have significant pain and emergency treatment is required.
Luckily for Canton residents, Mercy Medical Center in Canton offers a detailed range of hip therapies. Also, Mercy Medical Center won the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of approval for its total joint replacement program because, in some situations, the only solution is surgery.
Common Causes of Hip Injuries
As you might suspect motor vehicle-related accidents have a very high hip injury rate and in Ohio alone, there are almost 20,000 motor vehicle accidents per year. Falls are also another leading cause of injury-related ED visits and hospitalizations, often resulting in hip labral tears, hip dislocation, and hip fractures.
The most common causes of hip injuries include:
- Motor vehicle accidents, including motorcycles and trucks
- Pedestrian accidents
- Falling in the workplace or at home
- Medical malpractice
- Sports accidents, including football and impact-related sports
Hip injuries can be debilitating and lead to extensive time off work. They can also take a long time to heal and require long hospital stays and ongoing physical therapy.
If you are in this situation you may be able to seek compensation. Canton hip injury lawyers have vast experience dealing with all kinds of hip injuries and can help you secure your future by navigating the legal system as you seek the compensation you deserve and the medical attention you will need.
Common Solutions to Hip Injuries
Nonsurgical: This is the first step and there are a variety of treatments that can help heal hip injuries including:
- Physical therapy
- Anti-inflammatory medicine
- Ultrasound-guided injections of steroids
- Pain relievers
- Plasma injections
- Bone marrow injections
Surgical: In many situations, surgery is the only viable treatment for injuries including hip fractures and hip dislocations.
Hip replacement: This mostly occurs among older patients. It is an invasive process and just like any serious surgical procedure requires a great deal of recovery time.
Seeking Compensation after a Hip Injury
Treatment for a hip injury can involve complicated surgeries and recovery can take many months. In order to make a complete recovery, you need rehabilitation, medication and ongoing hospital or specialist check-ups. You will most likely not be able to work during this time and so it is easy to see how costs add up.
The Canton hip injury lawyers at KNR have years of experience helping Ohio-based hip injury victims gain compensation and physical and psychological support. If you are suffering from a hip injury sustained in an automobile accident, sports event or through the actions or negligence of another person or entity, you may wish to file a personal injury lawsuit and/or claim workers’ compensation.
Our Canton Hip Injury Lawyers Can Help You
If you believe your hip injury was caused by another person or company’s negligence, you have the right to seek compensation. Our skilled legal team at Kisling, Nestico & Redick can guide you through the legal process and help you seek compensation for your hip injuries and ongoing medical and rehabilitation expenses. With 11 offices throughout Ohio, covering extensive ground and including many regions and cities in the state, our teams are available to help guide you through any issues that may arise. Our diverse team of lawyers has skills in numerous other legal areas including wrongful death, truck accidents, work injuries, and motorcycle accidents.