slowly recovering

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William Raymond Posted At 11:16:42 01/27/2001
I broke my shoulder in a fall at work last Sept. It was a multiple fracture of the upper humurus at the shoulder. A bone fragment from the break protrudes upward into the shoulder socket. I've got a couple more Dr. appointment left, Feb. and March. I know that my strength in that arm isn't anywhere where it should be and lifting upwards and outward causes lot of pain. Over the next couple of months I know that I'll have regained a little more use of my arm, but feel that in the long run I will have perminent loss off strength and movement. Not all but some. How is it determined what percent of loss there is, and how will that factor into any settlement that I will recieve? Would the settlement be larger if I got an lawyer? I should also say that my Dr. has said that one option is surgery,but surgery is no quarantee that there would be any better outcome.
Wes Re: slowly recovering (Currently 0 replies)
Posted At 22:43:26 01/27/2001

what state are you in??
if in california i can give you some good advise
the laws vary from state to state.

email me
Been there Re: slowly recovering (Currently 0 replies)
Posted At 01:45:59 01/28/2001

Mr. William Reynolds

My God, why haven't you had surgery to remove that bone fragment yet.
You have been waiting for 5 months to have your shoulder repaired.

A piece of bone rubbing in the Shoulder socket may as well be a piece of glass, everytime you move your shoulder it continues to do damage.

Personally it shouldn't matter what state you live in to qualify for a surgery. This is inhumane treatment!!!!!!.

I have had a similar surgery. Besides a nasty scar, I have regained more that 90& of my strength and all motion, As long as the rotator cuff is Ok.
Its in your best interest to find an Orthopedic surgeon who specializes in this procedure. I have to be honest, after surgery you will be in alot of pain, and therapy will be painful but it goes away soon after.

Have the surgery First, see how you do after therapy. Don't think about a settlement yet. Just get better.
Been There Re: slowly recovering (Currently 0 replies)
Posted At 09:52:52 01/28/2001

Mr Raymond not Reynolds Sorry about that
Tarzan Re: slowly recovering (Currently 0 replies)
Posted At 11:44:33 01/28/2001

Been there is absolutely right, if your doctor won't do it find a new one.
Bonnie Re: slowly recovering (Currently 0 replies)
Posted At 20:59:39 01/28/2001

My heart goe's out to you...I have had two shoulder surgerie's and it has
left me with alot of pain and swelling. First, they diagnosed me with
"Impingement Syndrome" went in Orthoscopically removed a whole bunch of
bone spur's, scar tissue, and part of a tendon. Then my doctor and a IME
doctor decided I needed a 2nd surgery and this time opened me up, front
part of the shoulder and did a partial removal of the collarbone and
removed some more bone spurs. I went thru all kinds of physical therapy
and one thing I learned is there is good pain and bad pain. Good pain is
ok but bad pain isn't. And I had too much of the bad so they stopped it.
I still do excercise's at home but I know I have lost strength and motion.
My doctor now tell's me I may never get better. Seems like the more I
do the more pain and swelling I have. But I haven't given up, I am still
trying to find a doctor that can help me figure this out cause I do not
want to live like this for the rest of my life. I have been on pain med's,
muscle relaxer's and sleeping pills. Thank God I do not have an addictive
type personality. I do have an attorney and have had thru out this case.
My feeling is that the bone fragment will cause more the
bone spur's did to my tendon. I would get a second opinion, you are entitled and am sure your doctor wouldn't mind. If I can be of any further
help please feel free to contact me at
Good luck....Bonnie

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