Broken Jaw Accident Lawyer

Broken JawA broken jaw or mandibular fracture is a break in the jaw bone (mandible).  It is a common facial injury and the tenth most common broken bone in the body.  Many times, the jaw fractures in at least two places.

Most common causes of jaw fractures


Broken jaws are commonly caused by:

Broken jaws require immediate medical treatment because of serious complications including difficulty breathing, airway blockage, bleeding, infection, teeth alignment problems, and jaw joint pain (TMJ).

The doctor will perform a physical examination (alignment, tenderness, deformity, bruising, swelling) and order x-rays to diagnose.

Minor fractures are usually treated with pain medication and a soft/liquid diet.  More severe jaw fractures often require surgery where the jaw is wired to the teeth for stability.  The wire is left for six to eight weeks, during which time the patient can only drink liquid/soft food.

Prognosis for a person with a fractured jaw

Patients who suffer a broken jaw usually heal completely, especially if treated quickly and properly.  However complications may occur including deformity, pain, limited movement, and misaligned teeth.

Lawyers representing people who have suffered a broken jaw in Chicagoland personal injury cases

A fractured jaw is a traumatic event as the fracture is both painful and disabling as many people with jaw fractures remain unable to eat solid foods for along periods of time.  Moreover, many jaw fractures also accompany the need for significant dental work due to missing or loosening teeth.  Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers is committed to maximizing the recovery for people who have received a broken jaw due to the conduct of others.  We invite you to speak to an attorney with experience litigating bone fracture cases for a free case evaluation and to see if our office is a good fit for you. Our consultations are free and completely confidential.

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