Rotator Cuff Injury after a Car Accident in Louisville: 6 Reasons for Surgery

Matthew L. White
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3/27/2012
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When a car accident in Louisville causes you to suffer a rotator cuff injury, you may face costly medical bills, loss of income and other damages. However, these may be recovered through a claim if someone else acted in a negligent manner. Contact a Louisville personal injury attorney to learn what legal options may be available.

Initially, nonsurgical treatment may be attempted with a rotator cuff injury. If that doesn’t work or if there are other factors to consider, surgery may be required. 

There are 6 reasons surgery may be necessary for a rotator cuff injury; 
  • nonsurgical methods don’t work;
  • chronic pain;
  • symptoms last 6 to 12 months;
  • impaired function of shoulder;
  • the tear is longer than 3 cm; and
  • there is weakness in the shoulder. 
Surgery may be done with a tear to the rotator cuff, which can be partial or complete. Or it may involve reattaching the tendon to the upper arm bone.

When you have sustained a rotator cuff injury in a car accident in Louisville, the costs to treat your injury may be recoverable. To learn if you are entitled to file a claim against the liable party, contact a Louisville personal injury attorney for help. 

Contacting a Louisville Personal Injury Attorney

A Louisville personal injury attorney at Gray and White can help you handle every aspect of your car accident claim. If you’ve been injured in Kentucky, contact us today for a free evaluation of your case – 1-888-450-4456 or 1-502-210-8942.


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