TMJ/Jaw Injury

Boston TMJ Attorneys

Massachusetts Auto Accident Injury Lawyers

If you have been involved in a car accident or recently suffered trauma to your head or neck, you may have suffered other injuries that your physician has not yet diagnosed. Many accidents cause individuals to sustain a jaw injury known as temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ). At the Law Offices of Steven M. Houde, our lawyers are experienced in identifying symptoms of TMJ in clients. We assist clients throughout the Massachusetts area in pursuing full compensation for all of their injuries – including TMJ. Contact us for a free consultation.

Symptoms of TMJ

  • Difficulty opening the mouth
  • Clicking or popping sound in the ear
  • Pain in the jaw
  • Headache
  • Ringing in the ear
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Locking of the joint
  • Other symptoms

Treatment of TMJ

There are varying degrees of TMJ. While many people are able to treat symptoms with bite guards, medication or restricting their diet, others must resort to physical therapy, surgery or even multiple surgeries. Our attorneys recommend that clients consult with a dentist, oral surgeon or TMJ specialist to determine the appropriate treatment.

TMJ can manifest even when there is not direct trauma to the jaw joint. The accident’s impact can cause the disc to be displaced resulting in TMJ. In addition, TMJ has been known to manifest itself with a cervical sprain. While your TMJ symptoms may at first appear to be minor in comparison to other injuries you sustained, it is important to have the injury evaluated by your medical professional and obtain treatment as necessary.

Personal Client Attention and Commitment

Our attorneys are here to answer your questions and help you recover the compensation you deserve. In our years of experience, we have recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars on behalf of clients in successful verdicts and settlements involving TMJ injuries.

Contact us to speak with an experienced attorney who cares about your needs and concerns.

Free consultation. No attorneys’ fees until we recover compensation for your injuries. Evening and weekend appointments available. We offer convenient office locations in Attleboro, Lexington, Medway, and Newton / Wellesley.