Shoulder / Arm Injury Attorneys
Shoulder & Arm Injuries
Shoulder injuries can be serious. The importance of being able to use one's hands and arms cannot be overestimated, and a shoulder injury can greatly reduce an individual's ability to work and live normally. Some shoulder injuries are temporary, but others cause permanent damage and lifelong problems.
If you've suffered an injury to the shoulder, you should seek quality medical care to diagnose and properly treat the injury. Medical evidence is key to proving the nature and extent of an injury, such as that to a shoulder, if you are pursuing an injury claim for the full amount of your damages.
The law firm of Moore·Faust Injury Law Group helps people that are suffering from shoulder injuries due to another’s negligence fairly and effectively resolve their injury claim.
How Does a Shoulder Injury Occur?
A shoulder injury can occur in an auto accident, a truck accident, a trip and fall accident, etc. The shoulder joint is very mobile, affording a great range of motion of the arm, but the joint (where the shoulder blade meets the collarbone) is vulnerable. There are a number of specific shoulder injury categories, such as:
- Brachial plexus injury
- Broken arm
- Dislocated shoulder
- Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
- Rotator cuff injury
- Separated shoulder
- Spinal cord injury - sprains and strains
- Tendon rupture
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Torn cartilage
Shoulder Injury Pain and Other Symptoms
The inflammation caused by a shoulder injury can cause a great deal of pain, plus other symptoms such as:
- A bump at the top of the shoulder
- Limited shoulder movement, and pain upon moving
- Shoulder bruising and/or swelling
- Shoulder and/or arm weakness
Shoulder Injury Diagnosis
Some shoulder injuries are quite apparent visibly, but others must be identified by imaging modalities such as computerized tomography (CAT or CT scans), MRI, and X-rays. The diagnosis of the specific type of shoulder injury may take some or all of these tests, in part to rule out other medical problems.
Shoulder Injury Treatments
The treatment of shoulder injury cases depends on the particular type of shoulder injury. Rest, ice, medication, exercises, physical therapy are some options, and in some shoulder injury cases, surgery is appropriate.
Do I Have an Injury Claim?
For people whose shoulder injuries are due in part or completely to the negligence of others, such as in an auto or truck accident or a trip and fall, compensation to pay medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages may be obtained. Call Moore·Faust Injury Law Group for a free consultation to evaluate your injury claim.
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