PERSONAL INJURY IN ALLENTOWN & THE SURROUNDING AREAS
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About Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Syndrome

The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is the joint that connects the jawbone to the skull. You have one joint on each side of your skull, and it acts like a sliding hinge, allowing you to open and close your mouth and also to move your jaw in a side-to-side motion. A properly functioning temporomandibular joint is crucial if you are to chew and swallow food with ease. Unfortunately, this joint can become injured and may stop working properly. A person with a TMJ disorder may also experience considerable pain in and around the joint area.

It is important to seek medical attention if you are suffering from a TMJ disorder. It is also important to consider involving an attorney. An Allentown personal injury attorney at Knafo Law Offices can talk to you about your condition and whether you may be entitled to benefits or compensation. We handle personal injury, workers’ compensation, and product liability claims for clients across Pennsylvania and have done so for more than 35 years. Our experience and resources are utilized to the fullest extent in every TMJ or jaw injury case we handle.

For a free consultation, give us a call at (610) 756-1098. We are available around the clock to tend to our clients’ needs.

Helping Clients in the Lehigh Valley Area with TMJ Claims

The temporomandibular joint is complex, combining a hinge action with sliding motions to allow movement in virtually every direction. The bones in this joint are covered with cartilage and separated by a small disk that serves to absorb shock and keep jaw movement smooth. With a TMJ disorder, the bone, cartilage, or disc sustain some sort of damage. This may be caused by arthritis or a blow or other impact.

A person with a TMJ disorder may experience the following symptoms:

  • Jaw pain and tenderness
  • An aching, painful sensation on the face and in and around the ear
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Pain while chewing
  • Locking of the joint when it is open or closed

Auto accidents, falls, construction site accidents, and workplace injuries may all cause jaw injuries that lead to TMJ disorders. If you were injured in such an accident and want to discuss your legal rights, an Allentown TMJ injury lawyer at our firm can offer the knowledgeable guidance you need.

We serve Easton, Allentown, Bethlehem, and the surrounding areas in the Lehigh Valley. To learn more, call our offices at :P:Site:Phone}.

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