How much can I claim for a broken humerus?

How much can I claim for a broken humerus?

Humerus Fracture Pain and Suffering Verdicts and Settlements from $85,000 to $980,000. It takes a whole lot of trauma to fracture the humerus – the long bone of the upper arm – and when it does happen there will likely be other injuries such as to the shoulder or wrist.

What is the average settlement for a broken shoulder?

The average shoulder injury verdict approaches $100,000. Shoulder injury cases often settle for much less. Insurance companies and even car accident attorneys habitually undervalue these cases.

How do you sleep with a proximal humerus fracture?

Sleeping. You should sleep upright, either in an arm chair, or sitting up in bed propped up on plenty of pillows. Your upper arm should be allowed to hang and not be rested on pillows which may force your shoulder upwards.

How long does it take for a broken humerus to heal?

Proximal Humerus Fracture Healing Time Most people with proximal humerus fractures do very well. By six weeks, patients are extremely comfortable and usually are released to full activities such by three months. Continued stiffness is a common problem and prolonged therapy or exercises is often needed.

What can I expect with a broken humerus?

Patients usually present with considerable pain and swelling following a humeral fracture. Shortening of the arm is apparent with significant displacement of the bones. It may be very difficult for an individual to move their upper arm.

Can a broken humerus heal without surgery?

Most fractures of the proximal humerus can be treated without surgery if the bone fragments are not shifted out of position (displaced). If the fragments are shifted out of position, surgery is often performed to allow earlier mobility.

When does a broken humerus stop hurting?

The humerus is the long bone in your upper arm. When broken it needs specialised care so that you can cope with the problems it brings. It will take a minimum of 12 weeks to heal. This is a very painful injury so take your pain relief medication regularly as prescribed by the doctor.

Can you move your arm with a broken humerus?

A fractured humerus or upper arm is extremely painful, and the patient may not be able to move their arm. Sometimes, the radial nerve (one of the main nerves in the arm) may be injured. This happens about 15% of the time. It is more common with fractures that happen closer to the base of the bone.

How long should you wear a sling with a broken humerus?

One should wear the sling for a minimum of 3 weeks, and a maximum of 6 weeks. Your doctor will determine this. Between 3 to 6 weeks you may trial not wearing the sling- if you are comfortable then you may keep the sling off. If you are getting a lot of pain then you should keep wearing the sling.

How long does a broken humerus take to heal in adults?

The humerus is the long bone in your upper arm. When broken it needs specialised care so that you can cope with the problems it brings. It will take a minimum of 12 weeks to heal. This is a very painful injury so take your pain relief medication regularly as prescribed by the doctor.