A fracture that occurs to the lower end of the long bone that runs below the knee and above the ankle (tibia). Plafond fractures are commonly caused by high-energy trauma such as motor vehicle accidents or falls. Symptoms include: severe pain, swelling, bruising, tenderness, and an inability to bear weight.
Potential Settlement Value
In 2005, the Court in Nicoll v The Owners of Strata Plan 1611 et al, 2005 BCSC 770 awarded the injured person $100,000 for injuries that included a plafond fracture.Read the Full Decision on CanLII
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