Insurance Adjuster Doesn’t Believe That My Client’s Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Was Related To Her Accident

Posted by Guy DiMartino | Dec 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Why doesn't the insurance adjuster believe my client's carpal tunnel syndrome is related to her accident?

I just got off of the phone with an adjuster for a large Florida automobile insurance company and she had the gall to tell me that my client's carpal tunnel syndrome was not related to the car accident.  She said that carpal tunnel syndrome is not related to trauma.  I wasn't in a good mood and I didn't have the patience to deal with this adjuster so I snapped at her:

  • Where did you go to medical or nursing school?
  • Did you look at the emergency room record where my client gave a history of jamming her wrist against the steering wheel and complained of wrist pain to the emergency room personnel?
  • Did you take the time to search the medical literature?

I knew the answers.  Of course the insurance adjuster wasn't a nurse or a doctor.  She didn't understand the medical record and she didn't search the medical literature.  Trauma is a recognized cause of carpal tunnel syndrome.  In 2006, the Mayo Clinic published research in a journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery that suggests carpal tunnel syndrome begins with a shearing injury in the wrist.  As the injury heals, the body puts down scar tissue that impacts the way the tendons that travel through the wrist works.  The median nerve begins to be compressed and blood flow to the nerve is decreased.  This process causes the pressure build-up in the carpal tunnel that causes symptoms in the hand and wrist.

There was no educating this adjuster.  Once this matter goes into a lawsuit, there will be a new adjuster assigned who may actually do the work to understand my client's injuries.

If you have any questions about carpal tunnel syndrome following a Florida accident, give me a call at (352) 267-9168 or fill out the internet consultation form on the right side of the screen.

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I have loved helping people in need for almost three decades.  It has been my privilege to serve people as their pastor, chiropractor, and lawyer.  The current focus of my legal practice and life’s passion is helping the seriously injured receive complete compensation for their injuries. I am a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. What that really means is that I am no stranger to the courtroom.  I have successfully tried and handled serious cases in state and federal courts.  My backgrounds in both law and chiropractic medicine have given me a unique perspective, extensive knowledge, and wide experience to serve those I represent. For years as a chiropractic physician, I treated my patients to alleviate their pain and suffering. Now as their lawyer, I fight to bring them financial compensation for their pain and suffering. During my years of service, I have handled many traumatic injury cases ranging from the traumatic amputation of a limb to brain and spinal cord injury.  I consider it an honor to serve you and your family. When a person entrusts me and I accept to represent them, I don’t take that relationship and responsibility lightly. My approach is that we work as a team. We are partners and our goal is the best outcome for you and your family with the highest level of communication throughout. I am always available by phone or email to discuss my potential representation of your injury case. I handle cases throughout Florida. Education: National University of Health Sciences – BS (1984), DC (1986) Valparaiso University School of Law – JD, summa cum laude (1999) Bar Admissions: Florida (2000), Indiana (1999), Illinois (2000, expired); US District Courts of Appeals (11th Circuit, 7th Circuit); United States District Courts: Southern and Middle Districts of Florida; Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; Northern and Central Districts of Illinois; and District of Colorado. Certification:  Civil Trial, Florida Bar Guy DiMartino on Google+ – Circle Guy on Google+ Guy DiMartino on Google+


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