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LaPorte County Indiana Injury Lawyer Discusses Jones Fracture after an Accident

Posted by Guy DiMartino | Nov 04, 2014 | 0 Comments

LaPorte County Indiana injury lawyer discusses a Jones fracture after an accident.

As medicine evolved and new conditions were discovered the condition or disease would be named after the doctor or scientist who described it. To list a few we have a Colles' fracture, Smith's fracture, Barrett's esophagus, Meckel's diverticulitis and what I'm going to talk about today “JONES FRACTURE;” named after Sir Robert Jones, a British orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Jones fractured his fifth metatarsal while dancing.

Mechanism of Injury

A Jones fracture is a break at the tuberosity (bump) of the fifth metatarsal. To find the fifth metatarsal just follow your pinky toe up towards your heel and you will feel a bump before the front of the calcaneus (heel). The fracture occurs when there is a force directed to area when the foot is inverted. It is quite common is slip and fall accidents, motorcycle accidents, car accidents and truck accidents.

A Jones fracture is a break at the tuberosity (bump) of the fifth metatarsal. To find the fifth metatarsal just follow your pinky toe up towards your heel and you will feel a bump before the front of the calcaneus (heel). The fracture occurs when there is a force directed to area when the foot is inverted. It is quite common is slip and fall accidents, motorcycle accidents, car accidents and truck accidents.

I have firsthand experience with caring for a person with a Jones fracture. About 10 years ago, my wife was doing some ballet jump and when she landed her foot gave out and she heard a crack. We went to a podiatrist friend of mine in Schererville who explained that Jones fractures have a high degree of non-union and can become chronic so it was really important for her to be non-weight bearing for 4 to 6 weeks. What a time for me. My wife had this bell and would ring it every time she needed something. However, after the 6 weeks her foot was as good as new and she was back dancing.

Imagine if you get a Jones fracture because of somebody else's negligence and you have to be non-weight bearing for 4 to 6 weeks! What about work? What about picking up the kids from school or schlepping them to all their activities? What happens if there is non-union or malformation at the fracture site? What happens if it just doesn't heal and you have problems for the rest of your life? How do you get compensated for all these losses? It these questions and more that folks should think about when they suffer fractures or other serious injuries because of somebody else's carelessness. We might not be around when you ring the bell because you're thirsty but we are around to assist you if you've been injured and be a strong advocate for your case at these times of need.

If you have any questions about a Northwest Indiana injury & accident claim, you can call our Michigan City personal injury lawyers at (219) 874-4878 or fill out the internet consultation form on the right.

*photo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:JonesFracture1.png

About the Author

Guy DiMartino

I have loved helping people in need for almost three decades.  It has been my privilege to serve people as their pastor, chiropractor, and lawyer.  The current focus of my legal practice and life’s passion is helping the seriously injured receive complete compensation for their injuries. I am a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. What that really means is that I am no stranger to the courtroom.  I have successfully tried and handled serious cases in state and federal courts.  My backgrounds in both law and chiropractic medicine have given me a unique perspective, extensive knowledge, and wide experience to serve those I represent. For years as a chiropractic physician, I treated my patients to alleviate their pain and suffering. Now as their lawyer, I fight to bring them financial compensation for their pain and suffering. During my years of service, I have handled many traumatic injury cases ranging from the traumatic amputation of a limb to brain and spinal cord injury.  I consider it an honor to serve you and your family. When a person entrusts me and I accept to represent them, I don’t take that relationship and responsibility lightly. My approach is that we work as a team. We are partners and our goal is the best outcome for you and your family with the highest level of communication throughout. I am always available by phone or email to discuss my potential representation of your injury case. I handle cases throughout Florida. Education: National University of Health Sciences – BS (1984), DC (1986) Valparaiso University School of Law – JD, summa cum laude (1999) Bar Admissions: Florida (2000), Indiana (1999), Illinois (2000, expired); US District Courts of Appeals (11th Circuit, 7th Circuit); United States District Courts: Southern and Middle Districts of Florida; Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; Northern and Central Districts of Illinois; and District of Colorado. Certification:  Civil Trial, Florida Bar Guy DiMartino on Google+ – Circle Guy on Google+ Guy DiMartino on Google+

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