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Q
The hospital missed my sternum fracture during my first set of x-rays. How do I get more compensation from the insurance company now?

A

Hopefully you haven’t signed a final settlement offer with the insurance company. It is always best to wait to settle you accident injury claim until the full extent of your injuries are known. However, it sounds like the hospital may be partially to blame in your case because you were not presented with accurate information regarding your accident-related injury. In such a complicated matter, you need to speak personally with an experienced Atlanta accident attorney as soon as possible to go over every detail of your case.

Sternum injuries can be very painful and take a long time to heal and you will need to receive substantial compensation for such an injury. You should be entitled to a financial recovery for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • X-rays, ultrasounds, bone scans, and other tests
  • Emergency room visits and doctor appointments
  • Surgery
  • Pain medications and prescriptions
  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Physical therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Lost wages (both current and future)

In addition to receiving compensation for the aforementioned list, you should also receive compensation for any complications following a sternum fracture surgery. Sometimes, healing doesn’t happen properly if the bones fail to join together or the bone joins inappropriately. When this occurs, additional surgery and recovery will be needed.

A skilled Atlanta personal injury law firm may be able to help you get the fair compensation from the insurance company that you deserve. Call Atlanta trucking accident attorney Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999 today for a free consultation to find out more about your rights.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia