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Orbital Fracture Accidents

The majority of victims involved in a vehicle collision, sports injury, altercation, or slip and fall annually visit emergency rooms when sustaining an orbital fracture.

A portion of the skull that holds the eyes in place within an eye socket is the orbit. When trauma that has a blunt force fractures an orbit, it can result in a blowout, which threatens the vision of the victim, and distorts the function of the ear, throat, and nose.

These kinds of injuries normally cause vast force directly applied to the face, which can occur in a vehicle collision, punch, or other kind of critical facial impact.

The treatment of an orbital fracture fluctuates by the position and severity of the sustained injury, along with any other sustained head injury during an orbital fracture accident.

Catastrophic cases usually entail other conditions where an individual can sustain traumatic brain injuries, lacerations, head trauma, disfigurement, and a variety of other injuries.


If the injury, normally, is repaired during the early stages, it offers outcomes that are better including a reduced likelihood of infection, and optimal physical appearance.

Diagnosis of an Orbital Fracture

A diagnosis of the damaging effects of a complete orbital fracture, however, can result in an individual undergoing X-rays and CT scans.

The individual, usually, sustains catastrophic symptoms and complications of a fracture to an orbital rim.

Repair of an orbital fracture, in the majority of cases, requires long term surgical procedures and treatments administered by oral and maxillofacial surgeons, ear, nose, and throat specialists, and/or plastic surgeons.

A fracture to an orbital rim, in the majority of situations, can result in major damage to muscles and nerves when they are entrapped in broken bones.

This type of damage can result in severe injury to facial nerves and tear ducts, which can cause catastrophic infection. The most typical kinds of catastrophic complications entail the following:

An excess of bleeding at the impact site; an uneven healed appearance of the face as a result of dislocated fractures; traumatic brain injury which may entail CSF leakage; loss of vision or double vision; bone or tissue infection; and numbness or weakness of nerves, facial skin, and muscles.

The fracture normally happens at the weakest point of the eye socket, where the eye is enabled to blow outward.

With most recent advancements in safety of a motor vehicle, there is a decline in facial fractures.

Tens of thousands, however, of people sustain critical orbital fractures annually from altercations, vehicle collisions, assaults, fist fights, slip and fall injuries, and other incidents and accidents.

When the injury is caused by the intentional or negligent actions of other individuals, the victim can pursue financial damages, and hold liable parties at-fault for their careless actions.

If you or a family member suffered a critical blowout fracture, orbital fracture, traumatic brain injury, head trauma, or brain concussion, a personal injury attorney can offer many legal options to cover loss of earning capacity, lost income, and medical expenses along with suffering and pain connected directly with negligence of others to cause an orbital fracture accident.

Contact us for a free consultation or call Anzalone Law Firm PLLC, at: 603.548.3797.

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