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Nose fractures can lead to further complications

On Behalf of | Jun 12, 2024 | PERSONAL INJURY - Personal Injury

Because the nose is positioned prominently on the face, it is often the first part of the body to be injured during a fall, car crash or other type of accident. In serious cases, the nose can be fractured.

Not only can a nose fracture be painful and difficult to treat initially, but nose fractures can cause further complications. Here are a few things to consider.

Permanent disfigurement

Plastic surgery has come a long way, but surgeons cannot work miracles. If the nose has been fractured in multiple places, or severed as well as fractured, then there may be permanent damage. The function of the nose may go back to normal, but aesthetically, it may never look the same as it did before. This type of injury can cause a person to lose confidence and potentially suffer psychological injuries.

Breathing difficulties

The nose serves a very important purpose in terms of breathing. The air we breathe travels both in and out of the nose, and a fracture can cause a blockage. Fractured noses are also prone to bleeding, and as the blood clots, the nasal passages block, making it difficult to breathe.

Not only does this affect individuals throughout the day, but it can occur during the night too. If you can’t breathe properly during the night, then you will not be able to sleep without disruptions. Eventually, this can have a long-term impact on a person’s life, affecting their job, motivation, emotional state and overall well-being.

Personal injury compensation can help cover initial medical costs and long-term expenses. After seeking more legal information, you’ll have a better idea of what kind of compensation you may be able to receive.