The unique structure of the shoulder’s ball-and-socket joint allows for unparalleled range of motion. But high mobility also increases risk of injury.
Because the shoulder joint is so complex, even the smallest injury can have a profound effect on your independence and quality of life.
Without expensive treatment and rehabilitation, you may be left with poor mobility, stiffness, and chronic pain. And most shoulder fracture victims cannot work, even as medical costs mount.
If your injury occurred due to someone else’s carelessness, or if you were injured in a car, truck, motorcycle, or snowmobile crash, you may be entitled to compensation.
Oatley Vigmond can help.
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A personal injury firm that understands shoulder fractures
At Oatley Vigmond, we understand that shoulder fractures impact your life for years after the accident.
Shoulder fractures can severely impair the mobility and functionality of the arm, rendering the individual unable to complete the basics tasks of living.
In severe cases, sustaining a shoulder fracture can lead to damaging the brachial plexus, a network of nerves that conduct signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand, causing shoulder paralysis.
Shoulder injuries are only further complicated by age, as older victims tend to experience chronic pain symptoms, weakness in the arm, and loss of sensation.
But the consequences of sustaining a shoulder fracture go beyond the physical and individual; catastrophic shoulder injuries can also degrade mental and emotional well-being, and even affect the quality of life of those closest to victim. Recoveries take time and effort, and the demands of long-term rehabilitation are shared by victims and their loved ones as careers, social lives, and day-to-day routines are disrupted.
All the while, bills pile up and you’re unable to work.
But Oatley Vigmond can help.
We have experience in shoulder fracture litigation for a wide range of injuries, including:
Clavicle Fracture: Traumatic impact to the shoulder fractures the collar bone. This is the most common fracture that can occur, and is frequently caused by falls.
Scapula Fracture: A high-energy impact fractures the scapula or “shoulder blades.” While rare, this fracture is highly dangerous, putting the victim at risk of compromising the lungs and the chest wall. Scapula fractures are usually caused by motor vehicle accidents and falls from considerable elevation.
Proximal Humerus Fracture: Traumatic impact to the upper arm bone causes a fracture. This is more common in individuals aged 65 or older, and manifests with varying levels of severity.
Our personal injury firm prides itself on an attentive, client-focused approach that extends far beyond the courtroom. If you call 1-888-662-2481, we will respond in your time of need, then stand by you through every step of your recovery.
Protect yourself from medical malpractice and optimize your recovery
According to research by the BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders journal, standard orthopedic tests demonstrate limited accuracy for diagnosing shoulder fractures and related injuries despite considerable research efforts (Setuain et al., 2017, p. 70). In fact, there are over 180 different physical examination tests of the shoulder identified in the literature, which makes the choice of which tests to use challenging (Gismervik et al., 2017, p. 41).
This information shows that shoulder fracture victims are particularly vulnerable to misdiagnoses and other forms of malpractice.
Oatley Vigmond can help. Using a professional network accrued over 40+ years of shoulder fracture litigation, our personal injury lawyers can refer you to reputable physicians and even assemble your rehabilitative team.
Before a physiotherapeutic rehabilitation program is prescribed, the individual needs to undergo a comprehensive functional screening at a biomechanics laboratory. This screening is often overlooked, which so can be damaging both for your case and recovery. Get in touch with our team at 1-888-662-2481 to find out how to book yours.
Contact a shoulder fracture lawyer for free
At Oatley Vigmond, comprehensive support is our priority. Our shoulder fracture injury team will provide immediate care in your time of need and stay by your side through every step of your recovery.
There are many of firms that offer legal advice and assistance in processing your claim for just compensation, but the Oatley Vigmond Approach sets us apart.
Gismervik, S. Ø., Drogset, J. O., Granviken, F., Rø, M., & Leivseth, G. (2017). Physical examination tests of the shoulder: a systematic review and meta-analysis of diagnostic test performance. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 18(1), 41.
Setuain, I., Gonzalez-Izal, M., Paularena, A., Luque, J. L., Andersen, L. L., & Izquierdo, M. (2017). A protocol for a new methodological model for work-related shoulder complex injuries: From diagnosis to rehabilitation. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 18(1), 70.