Understanding A Rotator Cuff Or Shoulder Injury
The shoulder has the greatest range of motion of any joint in the body, thanks largely to the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff consists of four very strong muscles that are critical to shoulder movement and the stability of the shoulder joint. An injury to the rotator cuff can cause great pain and severely limit a person’s ability to function.
Common trauma-related injuries include rotator cuff tears and strains, dislocated shoulders, labrum tears, frozen shoulder and impingement syndrome. Often, even the basic activities of daily living are difficult to perform when you have a serious shoulder injury. Diagnostic studies such as MRIs are very important. Treatment options often include therapy, pain management, injections and, for the most severe injuries, surgery and joint replacement. We work with your medical providers to get as much information about your diagnosis and prognosis to help get you the compensation you deserve for these serious injuries.
Experienced Representation: Serving Clients Since 1958
At Geary & Geary, LLP, our lawyers represent people who have suffered rotator cuffs and shoulders trauma caused by auto accidents, falls and workplace accidents. Our attorneys are recognized leaders in protecting the rights of injured individuals throughout Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire.
Our attorneys handle rotator cuff and shoulder injury claims arising from:
- Car accidents
- Construction accidents
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Other acts of negligence
Types Of Rotator Cuff Injuries
The two common types of rotator cuff injuries are tears and impingement. A torn rotator cuff is often the result of a sudden trauma, like a fall or car crash. Tears can also occur because of repeated motion, such as when a worker must repeatedly lift objects. Impingement is a condition that happens when the tendons of the rotator cuff muscles become inflamed, resulting in pain, weakness and possibly the loss of movement of the shoulder.
Rotator cuff damage can range from mild to severe and permanent. Treatment can require expensive surgery, MRIs, therapeutic injections, physical therapy and other steps. Our goal as Lowell personal injury lawyers is to recover the compensation our clients need to pay for these medical expenses, to replace lost wages and to compensate for any permanent damage.
Injured Shoulder? Contact Our Lawyers For A Free Consultation.
If you suffered an injured shoulder or rotator cuff in an accident or at work, seek medical treatment and then get in touch with a lawyer at Geary & Geary, LLP. Call 978-319-4194. You can also send us an email.