The knee is one of the most complex joints in the human body. Recovery from a serious knee injury may require knee-replacement surgery and a lengthy period of rehabilitative services.
The Boston personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman are committed to fighting for the resources necessary to recover from knee injuries or other serious joint injuries. Car accidents, falls and on-the-job accidents are the leading causes of knee injuries. In far too many cases, at-fault parties or insurance companies resist making available the resources necessary for a recovery. Tragically, those who lack such resources may never regain the mobility and quality-of-life they enjoyed before a knee injury.
The knee is comprised of bone, cartilage, ligaments and fluid. Tendons and muscles allow the knee to move and return to its proper place. Many traumatic injuries are caused by direct blows or sudden movement. Damage to the knee can also result as a side effect of other medical conditions.Knee Injuries and Massachusetts Personal Injury Cases
Common knee injuries include:
- Cartilage Injuries and Disorders
- Tendon Injuries
- Ligament Injuries
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries (ACL)
- Collateral Ligament Injuries
- Distal Femur Fractures
- Hyperextended Knee
- Meniscal Tears
- Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries
Proper treatment of serious knee injuries is critical to making a complete recovery. A comprehensive treatment program should be devised that includes a full array of treatment options and takes into account the short- and long-term benefits of each. Knee injuries often get worse over time. Failure to take into account the possible long-term medical complications of a knee injury can leave a victim paying for medical treatment for years to come.
The Massachusetts knee injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman have worked with some of the leading medical experts in New England and throughout the nation. Our team will thoroughly review the facts and circumstance of your case, help you determine the best treatment options, and fight for the resources necessary to fund complete recovery from your injuries.
Knee replacement surgery may require a week-long hospital stay, followed by a stay in a nursing home or rehabilitation facility. Those sent to a rehabilitation facility may stay for 7 to 10 days or longer. Those discharged to recover at home may need the assistance of a visiting physical therapist. Bed rest is required to keep the knee as straight as possible.
Outpatient physical therapy is also generally required. A return to walking begins first with the assistance of parallel bars and then with the help of crutches or a cane. Full recovery may take six weeks or longer. Failure to properly rehabilitate after surgery, or lack of access to rehabilitative care or resources, can result in dislocation of the newly replaced knee joint and other serious medical issues. An accident victim may also seek to recover damages for lost wages and pain and suffering.
If your or a loved one has suffered a knee injury in a Massachusetts accident, contact the Boston personal injury lawyers and wrongful death attorneys at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman today for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights.
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