Before we get into the value of shoulder injury cases in Maryland by looking at statistics and settlements and verdicts, let's talk briefly about the injury itself. If you have a shoulder injury claim, you have to understand the shoulder.
The part of the shoulder affected by pain pumps is the glenohumeral joint, also known as the shoulder joint, which joins the glenoid (the socket of the shoulder) with the humerus (the ball of the upper arm bone).
The cartilage of the shoulder joint is known as the labrum. The labrum is the disc of cartilage which lines the glenoid. It stabilizes the joint and limits excessive movement of the humerus. Additionally, it keeps the glenoid and the humerus together.
M any different types of injuries can require arthroscopic shoulder surgery, which is where a surgeon repairs the shoulder by making several small incisions in the shoulder to insert a camera and tools. For example, rotator cuff tears, labral tears and impingement syndrome may all be treated arthroscopically. Approximately four million patients seek medical attention in the United States each year for shoulder injuries. Shoulder arthroscopy is performed on 1.4 million people annually.Value of Shoulder Injuries
Most people who are badly hurt know that their lawyer is not going to help them heal. Ultimately, our job is to get as much money for our clients as we possibly can.
Below are some verdicts and settlements in selected Maryland shoulder injury cases. Most of these are car, truck or motorcycle accident cases which comprise the vast majority of these cases in Maryland (because the bar is higher to climb in premises liability cases under Maryland law).
These case outcomes are instructive in helping you understand the value of these claims. But they are just one tool of many and, used alone, are not predictive of the value of an individual case.
- Rotator cuff specific shoulder injury cases
If you have suffered a shoulder injury in an automobile accident and want to consider a lawsuit or a claim for out-of-court settlement, call one of our lawyers at 800-553-8082 or click here for a free no obligation Internet consultation.Sample Verdicts and Settlements in Maryland Shoulder Damage Cases