What kinds of challenges come with facial injury?

For most people, facial fracture injuries are devastating because their face is the bodily feature they identify with and value most. The psychological harm from a facial traumatic injury may last beyond the physical healing. This is especially true when medical professionals cannot restore the person’s face to its former state.

What are the causes of facial trauma?

According to John Hopkins, the most common causes of facial injuries are motor vehicle accidents and assault. Other causes include:

  • Sports injuries
  • Falls
  • Fire
  • Chemical exposure
  • Animal bites

What types of medical issues are often involved?

Damage can occur to the skin, bones, nerves, muscles and blood vessels in the face along with sensory organs, such as the eyes, nose and mouth.

The following medical issues often arise with facial injury:

  • Cuts
  • Bleeding
  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Burns
  • Disfigurement
  • Scarring
  • Loss of sight
  • Inability to chew, swallow or speak

What types of medical treatment may be necessary?

  • Emergency treatment comes first: professionals must stop the bleeding or set a bone (jaw or nose, for example)
  • Reconstructive or plastic surgery to restore the area of the face
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational or vocational therapy
  • Dental work to restore cracked or broken teeth
  • Skin grafts
  • Burn treatment
  • Nerve damage repair
  • Repair to salivary glands
  • Tongue laceration repair

If internal bleeding occurs, it can create skull pressure, potentially damaging the brain, nerves and eyes. The medical team will assess the injury, typically through a CT scan and devise a treatment plan.

Holding responsible parties accountable

When someone else caused you serious injury, you should consult with a personal injury lawyer. Attorney John Fazzini can evaluate the accident or assault and devise a legal strategy to recover compensation for your injuries.

Do you need legal guidance regarding facial fracture injuries?

After reviewing the circumstances related to your injuries, we can devise the best course of legal action. To arrange a free consultation, contact the Law Office of John Fazzini. Call us at (631) 547-8989 or reach out to us through our contact form