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Was your nose broken in a crash?

On Behalf of | Feb 16, 2024 | Personal Injury

There are numerous injuries that can occur during a road traffic collision. In some cases, the face (especially the nose) takes the brunt of the force of the impact.

Not only is a fractured nose severely painful, but it can lead to further complications. Outlined below are some of the long -term health complications associated with fractured noses.

Respiratory issues

Breathing is something that we do automatically. However, various parts of our bodies, including the nose, play a key role in respiration. After a nose fracture, an individual may struggle with breathing. This can impact their ability to work, exercise or even function on a daily basis.

Sleeping issues are also closely associated with respiratory problems after a fractured nose. A victim’s breathing pattern during the night may be interrupted after fracturing their nose, meaning that they constantly wake up. They may begin snoring, which can impact the relationship with their partner. In severe cases, a fractured nose can lead to sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can be dangerous and it can lead to further health conditions such as strokes and heart failure.

Psychological impacts

Plastic surgeons can often extensively repair the damaged nose. However, a full recovery isn’t always possible. In some cases, the victim’s nose may never be the same again and there may also be scarring around the nose. As well as being physically painful, this can be emotionally disturbing for the affected party.

If your injuries were the result of another person’s negligence, you may be able to hold them to account legally. Seeking further legal guidance will give you a better idea of your personal injury compensation options.