How Much is a Shoulder Injury Worth?

Important Legal Disclaimer: These dollar values are from past results and do not guarantee or suggest that your matter will have a similar outcome. The facts and circumstances which led to your injury are likely to be different, and an attorney can provide specific guidance only after engaging in a fact-intensive analysis. Furthermore, the worth of your personal injury case will ultimately be decided by a jury.

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), about 7.5 million people received medical care for shoulder injuries in 2006.  Over half of these patients – roughly 4.1 million people – were diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff, a common injury in athletes.  Other than sports accidents, common causes of torn rotator cuffs and other severe shoulder injuries include:

If your shoulder injury was caused by another person’s careless or reckless actions, you could be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost income, including costs you are expected to incur in the future.  The experienced Oklahoma City shoulder injury lawyers of Hasbrook & Hasbrook can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.  Call our law offices right away at (405) 698-3040 to set up a free consultation regarding your shoulder injury claim.

Common Shoulder Injuries: Sprains, Strains, Dislocations, and Bursitis

The shoulder is a complex intersection of bones, nerves, muscles, tendons, and tough bands of connective tissue called ligaments.  When any of these anatomical components are damaged by trauma or negligent medical care, the victim experiences agonizing pain while losing strength, flexibility, and motion in the affected joint.  For Oklahomans whose livelihoods depend on physical labor, such as movers, construction workers, and warehouse workers, an injury of this nature can be financially as well as physically devastating.  And, no matter what sort of job the victim performs, he or she is likely to require costly medical care.

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Trauma can result  are several different types of serious injuries, including fractures and soft tissue injuries such as:

In other cases, medical malpractice is to blame.  Malpractice occurs when a doctor, surgeon, or other healthcare professional makes negligent errors leading to the preventable injury of a patient.  For example, shoulder dystocia is a common birth injury caused by the application of excess force during a difficult birth.  If the OB-GYN pulls too hard when extracting an infant, the baby’s shoulder can sustain major, long-term damage.

Settlements and Verdicts Awarded to Shoulder Injury Victims

Once again, the following figures do not guarantee that your matter will have a similar outcome.  Only by reviewing your claim with an experienced Oklahoma joint injury lawyer will you gain an idea of how much your claim may be worth.  However, shoulder injury accidents in Oklahoma have resulted in the following verdicts and settlements:

Ultimately, the worth of your claim depends on factors such as:

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Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Oklahoma City Personal Injury Attorneys

The Oklahoma City shoulder injury attorneys of Hasbrook & Hasbrook have over 75 years of combined experience representing accident victims in Oklahoma City and the surrounding area, including Edmond, El Reno, Moore, Norman, Shawnee, Stillwater, Seminole, Cushing, Chickasha, and more.  If you suffered a soft tissue injury, bone fracture, or other serious shoulder joint injury in the Oklahoma City due to the inappropriate actions of another person, we may be able to help you recover compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost income, and other losses resulting from your accident.

Call our law offices right away at (405) 698-3040 to set up a free and confidential legal consultation.