At first, victims of esophageal injury experience pain. If a perforation or tear occurs symptoms include difficulty swallowing, chest pain, and breathing problems. Other symptoms include: fast breathing, fever, low blood pressure, rapid heart rate, neck pain or stiffness.
You will need an experienced Massachusetts accident lawyer to get you the compensation you deserve — one who will work hard to obtain you a fair settlement but is willing and able to go to trial on your behalf as well. At the Law Offices of Gerald J. Noonan, we care about getting our clients the compensation they need to get the medical treatment they deserve both now and in the future. Our personal injury attorneys will aggressively pursue your claim compiling a case that clearly establishes the liability of any party at fault.
There are two types of dislocated elbows: a partial dislocation (subluxation) and a complete dislocation. A partial dislocation occurs when the ulna bone and or radius bone partially separates from the humerus and elbow joint. A complete dislocation occurs when the ulna bone and or radius bone completely separates from the humerus or elbow joint.
A biceps muscle will not grow back after it tears away from the forearm bone. Someone with a torn lower bicep will have to rely on other muscles to help stabilize the elbow, bend the arm and rotate the forearm. A torn lower biceps can result in a 30% reduction in elbow bending strength and a 40% reduction in forearm rotation strength. We rely heavily on our biceps and a lower biceps tear can have a serious impact on our day-to-day lives.
The medial collateral ligament (MCL) and the lateral crucial ligament (LCL) are two of the four ligaments that stabilize the knee joint. Both are located on the sides of the knee. The MCL is located on the inside of the knee while the LCL is located on the outside of the knee. The MCL and LCL, also known as the collateral ligaments, control the sideways movement and stability of the knee.
The posterior cruciate ligament (MCL) is located in the back of the knee. It is one of four ligaments that form the knee joint by connecting the femur (thighbone) to the tibia (shinbone). The posterior cruciate ligament helps stabilize the knee by preventing the tibia from moving backwards too far.
ACL tears are one of the most common knee injuries. ACLs are susceptible to tears when they are subjected to quick or intense twisting. These types of movements subject the ACL to tremendous stress which causes tears or strains. An ACL can either tear, rupture or sprain.
Meniscal tears are one of the most common knee injuries. The meniscus is a piece of cartilage located between the tibia and femur. This cartilage acts as a cushion or shock absorber which protects and stabilizes the knee joint during walking, running and bending.
The knees are among the largest joints in the human body. They provide flexibility and stability to the legs and lower body. The muscles, ligaments, tendons and bones of the knee all play a major role in the functioning of the knee. The complexity of the knee, with all these different parts, makes it susceptible to several types of injuries. Knee injuries usually occur when force is exerted on the leg or knee causing the knee to twist, bend the wrong way, or hyper-extend. That is why knee injuries often occur in slip and fall accidents and car and truck accidents.