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Rotator Cuff Tears and Injuries to the Human Shoulder

Rotator cuff tears frequently occur as a result of motor vehicle collisions when forces are exerted upon an outstretched arm gripping the steering wheel or some other component of the inside of a motor vehicle when the vehicle is subjected to outside forces in a collision. Chicago car accident lawyers, Morici, Figlioli & Associates, have represented hundreds of clients with torn or partially torn rotator cuffs and are well familiar with the primary symptoms of pain and weakness in the shoulder or arm. This is especially so with arm movements away from the body such as reaching up to a shelf or lifting a gallon of milk out of a refrigerator.

Chicago orthopaedic surgeons are often able to diagnose a torn rotator cuff in a patient simply by physical examination. Often symptoms may persist and an MRI is required. MRI scans of the rotator cuff, a series of tendons that attach to the various bones making up the human shoulder, can be “full thickness tears” or “partial tears.” The Chicago car accident lawyers describe “a full thickness tear often refers to a complete severing of one of the tendons while a partial tear may be to fibers internal to the tendon.” In either case, the symptoms can be just as disabling and require surgical attention.

The Chicago personal injury law firm, Morici, Figlioli & Associates, work with some of Chicago’s top orthopaedic surgeons and facilities in seeing to it that patients receive the care they need. These include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, University of Chicago Hospital, RUSH Medical Center, and Loyola Hospital. Among the orthopaedic surgeons that we frequently deal are the doctors at Hinsdale Orthopaedics, Barrington Orthopaedics, Midwest Orthopaedics at RUSH, Midwest Orthopaedics, M&M Orthopaedics, and Illinois Bone & Joint.

What to do when faced with this type of injury?

Contact the Chicago Personal Injury Law Firm- Morici, Figlioli and Associates

Whether injured in Chicago car accidents or injured in Chicago construction site injuries, Morici, Figlioli & Associates clients may require the services of our Chicago workers compensation lawyers and/or Chicago personal injury lawyers. Along the course of their treatment for a torn rotator cuff, our clients may require physical therapy services to strengthen the surrounding tendons and to help to regain strength and range of motion. This is often accomplished through the use of licensed physical therapists with some of Chicago’s top physical therapy centers including ATI Physical Therapy, Accelerated Rehab, Athletico, Illinois Bone & Joint, the Rehab Institute of Chicago, among other Chicago physical therapy centers.

The Chicago personal injury Law Firm, Morici, Figlioli and Associates is led by Chicago personal injury attorney James J. Morici, Jr. and by Chicago workers compensation lawyers David Figlioli & Robert H. Butzow. Chicago personal injury lawyer Mitchell B. Friedman and Chicago trial lawyers Charles A. Wallace and David J. Schwaner assist in handling cases for the firm’s clients.