Rotator Cuff Injury Settlements by Mullen & Mullen’s Accident Attorneys
If you have a damaged rotator cuff Dallas due to a third party’s recklessness or negligence in Dallas, it is critical that you hire a personal injury attorney with a track record of success and the connections to help you physically heal and maximize your financial compensation.
Mullen & Mullen Law Firm has significant experience in handling injured rotator cuff cases in Dallas. We routinely assist clients in obtaining the necessary medical care they require at no up-front cost – even if they don’t have health insurance.
We maintain strong relationships with medical specialists and our clients have access to MRI’s, X-Rays, CT scans, and state of the art diagnostics and treatment options in Dallas at no up-front cost.
Examples of Rotator Cuff Injury Settlements Obtained by the Accident Attorneys at Mullen & Mullen Law Firm in Dallas.
About Rotator Cuff Injuries
Rotator cuff tears cause weakness and can be very painful even to the point of impacting a person’s ability to perform activities of daily living such as getting dressed.
The rotator cuff is comprised of four muscles that unite as tendons to cover the head of the upper arm bone (humerus). It attaches the upper arm bone to the scapula (shoulder blade).
When one or more of the tendon(s) is torn, the tendon(s) do not fully attach to head of the upper arm bone. These tears are often referred to as either partial thickness tears (tendon is damaged but not completely severed) or full-thickness tears (tendon completely separated from the bone).
Partial thickness tears can often be treated with rest, avoiding certain activities, shoulder strengthening exercises, steroid injections, PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections, or amnio injections.
Our personal injury law firm has connections with medical providers that offer all of the above – including the cutting-edge PRP and amnio injections.
Full-thickness tears usually require surgery to heal. Physical therapy and rehabilitation following shoulder surgery tends to be very painful and very extensive, but it is critical that it be fully completed to avoid developing a frozen shoulder.
Someone who has experienced a torn rotator cuff will be susceptible to re-injury in the future.
The rotator cuff is a network of four muscles that help move and stabilize your shoulder joint. These muscles also keep the ball of your arm bone in the socket.
You can actually experience many types of rotator cuff injuries, including:
- General wear and tear – This describes pain that can result from using your rotator cuff repetitively over time. Such injuries can occur from using your shoulder in a perfectly normal way.
- Tendonitis – This damage results from overuse. It’s a common injury for jobs that involve extensive overhead work and results in pain and inflammation.
- Bursitis – Small fluid-filled sacs (bursa) become inflamed or irritated. Like tendonitis, bursitis results from overuse, typically from frequent overhead work.
- Tendon strain or tear – These injuries can result from both overuse and acute accidents. Strained tendons also can be more easily torn. A torn rotator cuff leads to more pain, extreme weakness in your shoulder, and the inability to fully move your arm.
- Shoulder impingement – This is when your rotator cuff rubs or catches on bones in your shoulder. The tendons become swollen and painful. If ignored, this can lead to a torn rotator cuff.
While serious, shoulder injuries can usually be treated to the point of full recovery. Treatment can include rest, medication, physical therapy, injections, or surgery. Your doctor will help you figure out the right treatment plan. And more frequently than not, you won’t need surgery.
If you have an injured rotator cuff and another person or company is at fault, contact Mullen & Mullen Law Firm in Dallas for a free consultation. Get a discounted 29% contingent attorney fee on rotator cuff injury cases not requiring litigation (compared to the industry standard 33.3%) if you mention this special offer on first contact.
There is never a fee unless our lawyers win your Dallas rotator cuff claims. And we can get you medical care upfront with no out of pocket even if you don’t have health insurance.
Joseph R. Morrison is the Senior Associate Attorney at Mullen & Mullen Law Firm in Dallas, TX, where he represents people personally injured due to the negligence of others. He was recognized by VerdictSearch for obtaining a Top 5 Premises Liability verdict in the State of Texas, and has been quoted in the ABA Journal.