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Broken Nose Accident Lawyers


A fractured or broken nose is when there is a break or crack in a bone in your nose. This is a common but painful injury. While not life-threatening, it can cause discomfort and other symptoms. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC represents people who have suffered a broken nose and other types of facial fractures in accidents throughout the Chicagoland area.

Symptoms Of A Fractured Nose

When a bone is broken within a nose, there is often instant and sharp pain at the point of injury. Some other symptoms may appear over the next few days.

  • Swelling and bruising of the nose and surrounding tissue
  • Bleeding
  • Pain and discomfort
  • Blocked nasal passages and difficulty breathing
  • Crooked or misshapen nose

Personal Injury Cases Where People May Have Sustained A Fractured Nose

Any blunt trauma to the face and nose region can result in a broken or fractured nose. Some common causes are:

Medical Treatment for People With Broken Noses

Some fractured nose injuries are slight and do not need professional medical attention. Ice is often used to reduce swelling and pain. However, there are symptoms that warrant seeing a physician.

  • Profuse bleeding
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Headache, vomiting or neck pain
  • Distorted nose appearance

If medical treatment is needed, there are two main solutions a doctor may recommend depending on the severity and how long the nose has been broken.

  • Closed reduction. If medical treatment is received within the first two weeks, often the doctor will be able to physically manipulate the nose back into a normal formation. This involves numbing the area, opening the nasal passages and realigning the bone structure. It is usually then splinted and taped to allow it to heal.
  • Surgery. If the break is severe or multiple breaks have occurred, surgery may be needed. Rhinoplasty is used to reshape the nose and the surgeon will realign the bones of the nose. If the nasal septum is damaged, a procedure called septorhinoplasty may be recommended to repair the septum to allow normal breathing.

Prognosis for nose and facial fractures

Nose fractures heal fairly quickly. If surgery is needed, the recovery time is about one week. At that point splints and dressing can usually be removed. The most common issues after nose surgery are stuffiness and leakage, which dissipate after 3-4 weeks.

Lawyers Helping People Who Have Suffered Broken Noses in Chicago Accidents

The pain and the embarrassment related to a broken nose can be substantial. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC will take charge of your accident case so you can focus on getting yourself healed. Our Chicago accident attorneys will aggressively prosecute your case to ensure that you receive every element of damages that Illinois law allows. Particularly for nose injury cases, we will commonly consult with plastic surgeons who can evaluate the injury for both the physical damage and cosmetic impact from these injuries. Talk to our legal team today and let us get to work for you.

Resources for the medical care of a broken nose and facial fracture:

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