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Osteomyelitis after an Indiana accident

Posted by Guy DiMartino | Feb 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

I was speaking with somebody who was in the middle of treatment for osteomyelitis after a motorcycle accident and he didn't quite understand what was going on with his condition.

First let's breakdown the word. “Osteo” – means bone. “Myelitis” – means infection or inflammation.  The guy explained that he had a pretty bad gash in his lower leg and a piece of metal stuck into the shinbone. This is one of the main causes of osteomyelitis. Break down of the skin with trauma to the bone.

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People with osteomyelitis have to be on a pretty long course of antibiotics.

As a personal injury lawyer, my main concern for my clients who develop this condition is the future because the infection can cause breakdown and remodeling of the bone, which can cause permanent impairment or disability.

So there you have it. Osteomyelitis is an infection in the bone, which can be associated with trauma allowing the bug to get into the bone I share this information with you so that you understand why you may be having these problems after an accident.

If you have any questions about a Northwest Indiana accident, you can give me a call (219) 874-4878.

Photo attribution: “Ostermyelitis Tibia” by Sarindam7 at the English language Wikipedia. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ostermyelitis_Tibia.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Ostermyelitis_Tibia.jpg

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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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