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Tendon Rupture Injuries

Tendons are fibrous tissues that attach muscle to bone. They are a crucial part of the human musculoskeletal system that allows our bodies to move. Tendons are extremely strong and can withstand the force of five times one’s body weight. However‚ under extreme stress or through direct trauma‚ tendons can tear or rupture. These injuries are extremely painful and can impede our ability to use the affected limb. Ruptured tendons often require surgery to repair‚ because they cannot heal on their own.

If you have suffered a ruptured tendon in an accident‚ you may be able to pursue compensation for your injuries. To secure the settlement you deserve‚ it is essential that you seek the representation of an experienced personal injury attorney. San Diego’s Jurewitz Law Group has been successfully representing injury victims since 2000‚ routinely winning our clients substantial settlements. Call Jurewitz Law Group today for a free consultation at (888) 233-5020.

Symptoms of Tendon Ruptures

Tendon ruptures can occur anywhere on the body‚ but happen most commonly in the shoulders‚ biceps‚ knees‚ and the Achilles tendon (just above the heel). If you notice any of the following symptoms‚ you may have suffered a ruptured tendon and should see a physician immediately:

  • Severe pain in the area of the tendon
  • Feeling and/or hearing a snap or pop
  • Immediate or rapid bruising in the area of the tendon
  • Weakness in the affected limb
  • Inability to move or use the affected limb
  • Disfigurement of the area (a noticeable lump or bulge)

Common Causes of Tendon Ruptures

Tendons weaken as we age‚ and can also wear down with repetitive use. But‚ even a healthy young person can suffer tendon ruptures resulting from the following:

  • Car crashes and motorcycle accidents
  • Falls
  • Sports injuries
  • Jobs involving heavy lifting
  • Weightlifting
  • Repetitive movement disorders
  • Steroid injection into the tendon
  • Certain medications have been shown to weaken tendons and increase their tendency to rupture‚ including: ciprofloxin (Cipro) and levofloxin (Levaquin)

Compensation for Tendon Ruptures

If you have suffered a ruptured tendon due to the negligent‚ willful‚ or carelessness of another party‚ you may be able to pursue any of the following damages:

  • Costs of physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of joy of life
  • Permanent injury or disability
  • Household and vehicle modifications if needed (wheelchair ramps‚ lifts‚ etc.)
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of career or earning capacity
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Punitive damages
  • Current medical bills
  • Future medical bills related to your injury

To ensure you get a settlement worthy of your injuries‚ it is vital that you have an experienced and tenacious attorney on your legal team. The San Diego personal injury lawyers at San Diego offices of Jurewitz Law Group have been representing area injury victims since the year 2000. Let them put their experience and knowledge behind your claim while you concentrate on recovering. Call Jurewitz Law Group for a free consultation at (888) 233-5020.

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