Connecticut Child Injury : Sternal Fractures

Posted by Richard P. Hastings | Aug 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

A Connecticut child  accident resulting in the injury or death of a child can be devastating to the family of the innocent victim. Any wrongful death claim must be investigated immediately so the rights of the survivors are protected. You need an experienced wrongful death lawyer to help you through this most difficult time. Find out what you need to be doing right away. Contact us today.

Sternal fractures are fractures of the sternum, the bone in the center of your chest which attaches all of your ribs. Sternal fractures occur in roughly 3 percent of car accidents, and are thus by no means overly rare. Sternal fractures are painful, and can make simple activities such as breathing, moving your arms or bending down extremely painful and taxing. Since the sternum is in the middle of the chest, it's major function is to protect the vital organs behind it, thus, another associated risk with a sternal fracture is injuries to other organs. Due to the severity of the impact to the sternum, it is possible that the organs behind it were damaged as well.

A sternal fracture can take months to heal, and in the meantime your breathing and mobility will be extremely restricted, and in some cases tracheal intubation and mechanical ventilators are needed to ensure an injured person receives the oxygen they need. You can be incapacitated for months, and if this injury could have been avoided, you need to pursue the party who was responsible for harming your well being. Yet you need not do this alone. At Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP, we help people in your situation fight for themselves and for what is right. With an injury, it can be extremely difficult to advocate for yourself alone. That is where we come in. We will assure you of the greatest possible outcome for your case, and encourage you to put all of your energy forth towards healing and returning to full strength. Put years of experience and expertise to work for you, and receive the compensation you deserve.

If your child has suffered a Connecticut child injury, we are here to help you. Get a free copy of our book today so you can learn exactly what you should be doing. Don't wait until it's too late. Call us today at 888-244-548- for a FREE consultation or visit

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Richard P. Hastings

Attorney Hastings concentrates his practice on personal injury and litigation. Devoted to helping those who have suffered some type of wrong, Richard P. Hastings concentrates his law practice on personal injury law.


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