The meniscus is the cartilage positioned underneath your kneecap that cushions your knee joint and regulates range of motion to prevent hyperflexion or hyperextension. An acute or chronic injury to this important shock absorber affects your ability to stand, walk, run and bend down, and causes pain and discomfort. Surgery and lengthy rehabilitation are often required to repair the damage. However, without quality care, you may never regain full function of your knee.
Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC was founded in 1950 to help victims of injury recover damages. We have since expanded our offices to Elmwood Park, Dover, Mendham and Newton, and represent clients residing and working throughout New Jersey. If your meniscus tear was caused by the negligence of another person or corporation, our law firm pursues compensation to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, diminished future earning capacity, pain and disabilities.
Because of the lack of blood flow to the meniscus, meniscus tears often fail to heal on their own and typically require arthroscopic knee surgery in which your doctor excises the damaged cartilage. The recovery time following your surgery can prohibit you from performing vital job tasks and prevents you from enjoying normal activities and independence.
Your meniscus can tear if you twist or hyperflex the knee joint, especially during a weight-bearing activity or a traumatic accident, such as:
Our personal injury attorneys file a lawsuit to recover damages that arose from the traumatic accident that caused your catastrophic knee injury.
Your meniscus can become worn out from overuse and lead to a repetitive stress injury. Repetitive stress injuries can occur when you repeatedly perform the same awkward tasks over time. Job duties that involve constant bending and lifting of heavy objects throughout the day for years can take eventually fray your meniscus. Our lawyers guide you through your workers compensation claim so you can get the medical treatment you need.
To learn more about lawsuits involving meniscus tears and knee injuries, call Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC at 973-366-3900 or contact us online to schedule your one-hour free initial consultation. You pay no up-front costs, and we only collect fees if you win. A Spanish translator is available upon request.