What Are my Rights When I Need a Scope Surgery After an Oregon Trucking Accident?
Victims who suffered a scope surgery after an Oregon trucking accident may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and other damages related to the accident. That is, if a victim can prove that their injuries requiring a scope surgery were caused by the trucking accident. An insurance adjuster and defense lawyer will do everything in their power to argue that your injuries were not caused by the trucking accident. They may even try to trick you to admit unsavory facts in order to diminish your case and undervalue your claim. As a result of these borderline unethical practices, it is very important to have an experienced Portland trucking accident lawyer fighting to protect your rights under Oregon law.
This is because a scope surgery is a really big deal. This type of surgery involves cutting into the joint area and removing, repairing, or even placing painful and permanent hardware into a person’s body. Victims and their loved ones may suffer physical, emotional, and financial repercussions from a scope surgery for a long time. In some instances, even a successful surgery results in a permanent range of motion restriction to a victim. When this is caused by the reckless, careless, and negligent actions of a truck driver or trucking company, victims have rights. Whenever you have a scope surgery after an Oregon trucking accident, ask for help from our Portland bodily injury law firm.
Understanding a Scope Surgery
A scope surgery is also known as an arthroscopic surgery or arthroscopic procedure. This is a type of surgical procedure that really did not get popular until the late 70s and early 80s, even though it had been around for over 100 years. Now it is estimated that there are over 1.77 million scope surgeries performed each year in just the United States.
A scope surgery is performed by making several small incisions and inserting a tube-like camera, tool, and sometimes even an inflating tool into a joint or space underneath the skin. A surgery can review the inside of the body or a joint through a TV with a feed from the camera. They tool can be used to cut, stitch, move, repair, screw, or any other process that a surgery could want to do. The inflating tool helps to blow the area up and create a “pocket” of air for the surgeon to look and maneuver. With smaller incisions, the recovery time is much faster and the trauma is much lower.
Types of Scope Surgeries After Trucking Accidents
A scope surgery after an Oregon trucking accident could take many forms. It depends on where the injury occurs and how damaging the impact was. This means that victims could suffer serious injuries requiring a scope surgery in a variety of ways. Some of the most damaging types of scope surgeries include the following:
- Knee injury repairs to ligaments including ACL, MCL, LCL, and PCL
- SLAP tear repairs in the shoulder
- Knee injury repairs to the meniscus
- Shoulder injury repairs to the rotators ruffs
- Labral repair to the shoulder
- Scoping a hip
- Labral repair to the hip
- Open reduction to broken bones
- Partial replacements
- Cartilage repairs to the shoulder or knee
- Biceps repairs
- Triceps repairs
- Impingement injury repairs, and
- Many other knee, shoulder, elbow, hip, ankle, and other locations for repairs.
Ask Our Portland Trucking Accident Lawyer For Help If You Have a Scope Surgery in Oregon After a Trucking Accident
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or killed as a result of a trucking accident or collision contact the Oregon Truck Accident Lawyers at Kuhlman Law at our number below or fill out the intake form. We offer a free initial case evaluation and handle cases on a contingency fee which means that you pay no money unless we recover.
Our law firm handles cases throughout the state including Bend and Portland Oregon, Redmond, Central Oregon, Sisters, Madras, Multnomah County, Deschutes County, Salem, Eugene, Corvallis, Lane County, Medford, Gresham, La Grande, Albany, Medford, Beaverton, Umatilla, Pendleton, Cottage Grove, Florence, Oregon City, Springfield, Keizer, Grants Pass, McMinnville, Tualatin, West Linn, Forest Grove, Wilsonville, Newberg, Roseburg, Lake Oswego, Klamath Falls, Happy Valley, Tigard, Ashland, Milwakie, Coos Bay, The Dalles, St. Helens, Sherwood, Central Point, Canby, Troutdale, Hermiston, Silverton, Hood River, Newport, Prineville, Astoria, Tillamook, Lincoln City, Hillsboro, and Vancouver, Washington.
We also have an office in Minneapolis, Minnesota and take Trucking accident cases throughout the Twin Cities, including St. Paul, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Dakota County, Washington County, Anoka County, Scott County, Blaine, Stillwater, and Saint Paul Minnesota.
Please act quickly, there is a limited time (Statute of Limitations) in which you can bring a claim under the law.