Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
TMJ Syndrome involves inflammation of the temporomandibular joint. This is the joint that attaches the mandible (jawbone) to the skull. The inflammation can be acute or chronic, and it is often tremendously painful and debilitating. Accident-related trauma can cause TMJ, and those who suffer from TMJ may be entitled to financial compensation as a result of how that accident was sustained. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Altman & Altman LLP can assess as to whether or not you have a solid case.What Causes TMJ Syndrome?
There are several common causes of TMJ Syndrome, including accident-related trauma. For example, a car accident that causes a blow to the face can result in TMJ Syndrome. The symptoms can seriously impair the person suffering from TMJ. These can include:
- Persistent discomfort
- Difficulty eating
- Loss of hearing
- Pain in the neck and shoulder areas
- Facial pain and swelling
- Earaches, headaches and migraines
- Difficulty opening and closing the mouth or strange noises when doing so
- Difficulty making facial expressions
Not only can these symptoms be physically agonizing, but they can also make the injured person feel uncomfortable in social or professional situations. They can also cause the victim to spend more time and money on medical procedures to address the complications caused by the syndrome.
There are various medical treatments and procedures available for TMJ Syndrome, but they can prove to be very costly, painful and sometimes embarrassing. In some of the more severe cases, TMJ can require oral surgery to reposition the jaw and surgical replacement of the jaw joints with implants. In other instances, it can require wearing a special headband at night, extensive reconstructive dental work and orthodontics, splints to help move the jaw, and other treatments to correct the damage or manage the pain.
In the event that your injury was caused by the negligence or recklessness of somebody else – say, for example, you were injured in a car accident with a drunk or distracted driver, or you were assaulted in an altercation by another person who was looking for a fight – you may have a great case to make to receive financial compensation from that individual to help pay for your treatment and recovery.Let Us Work on Your Case Today
If you are suffering from a TMJ injury and would like to learn about the possibility of a personal injury claim, speak with an attorney from Altman & Altman LLP. The personal injury lawyers at Altman & Altman have been practicing for more than 50 years combined. Over these decades, we have mastered all areas of personal injury law, and we have consistently done well for our clients. Our clients appreciate the diligence with which we work on every case and the attention that we provide to them.
At Altman & Altman, we understand that injuries are complex life events to deal with. You have to deal with the initial trauma of the injury and the result of that – perhaps you have to undergo physical rehabilitation or have a surgical procedure done at a hospital. But we also understand that injuries may result in lasting trauma, such as TMJ Syndrome, or mental and psychological traumas that result in further pain and suffering.
These are things that nobody should have to go through alone, especially if the injury was caused due to the carelessness or viciousness of somebody else, and was no fault of the victim. We have been advocating for our clients in the Greater Boston Area, Cambridge and throughout Massachusetts for a long time, and we know what to look for in a case and how to win once we see it. We also don’t collect any fees unless you are successful in your claim.
Contact an attorney from our expert firm by calling 617-492-3000 or toll-free at 800-481-6199 or contact us online via our free and easy to use online chat. We are available 24/7 to answer any questions that you have for us. We look forward to looking into your case and coming up with a winning strategy for you.