The temporomandibular joint dysfunction TMJ (jaw joint) personal injury
an auto accident head contact of any kind is a potential source of a
condition that may not manifest itself for weeks: Temporalmandibular Joint
Dysfunction (TMJ). The TMJ is also sometimes referred as temporomandibular
joint and may not manifest itself for some time following the trauma.
Moreover, TMJ pain may disguise itself: for example some doctors fail to
diagnose TMJ-induced headaches.
In the case of a car accident note all contacts you think your body made
and tell the officer, EMT, ER, insurance adjuster, and your own doctor
about these contacts between the vehicle and your body, even if you think
nothing of it at the time.
A second example is one in which a specialist, a dentist, has not kept
track of the research and reports in the past decade in respect to
temporalmandibular joint TMJ causation. It is now commonly understood
(although still argued by the insurance industry) that severe whiplash can
cause a jaw joint injury. This can result in the movement of a disc within
the jaw joint resulting in a number of symptoms. The symptoms can grow
increasingly active over the years, progressing from a general ache to a
headache to popping and snapping when chewing.
A claimant, who follows the directions provided by
SettlementCentral.Com, will discuss this pain with his medical
doctor. The medical doctor, believing that she may have sustained an injury
intends to refer her to a dentist and she elects to go to her own dentist.
Her own dentist is a general practitioner, whose knowledge of TMJ is
limited. He believes that stress or a direct blow to the head can cause it.
Therefore, he will emphasis in his interview stress source to her life. He
will conclude that he is unable to determine the source of the problem but
he will mention the stress and also mention the auto accident.
The problem with this incomplete analysis is that he has just undermined
the claimant's TMJ insurance claim, and she will have extreme difficulty
receiving any compensation for the pain and medical attention she will
incur because of the personal injury to her jaw joint although it is a
direct result of an auto accident.
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