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Rotor cuff tear
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Bettina Scott    Posted 02-28-2005 at 15:49:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My mother was told that she has a torn rotor cuff
and needs to have surgery.Her employer said it came from her being a diebetic and that she may have had a slight tear and her job just made it worst.The employer's say it isn't job related.


Dale Anne    Posted 03-01-2005 at 05:16:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Howdy bennita....All I have to say is bullcrap to the employer....I am diabetic and also had a torn rotator cuff that was work related...I'm still out of work but to my own accord....My employer also tried to bunk me out of workmans comp....tell yer mom to explain to her employer that she will be getting a workmans comp lawyer and tell her to call one....consultation is free...if she decides to take the lawyer on her work will have to pay half of the expenses and they can onlt charge a certain amount....she can obtain all the info on request from workmans comp and can also file on her own.[I had to do this]...an MRI should tell if this is a torn rotator cuff...I got mine working as a nurse moving a resident in bed!...I had done this same thing for years and all of a sudden BAHM! it happen....surgery is the only way to fix it....workmans comp will help her out!....she may even want to speak to a injury lawyer depending how she got the injury[if there fault ]..tell mom good luck...Dale Anne


Vic in Kenefick    Posted 02-28-2005 at 17:34:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have know 4or 5 people that has this problem over the past few years. They were all bricklayers too, like that corpel(sp) tunnel thing I think repeated motions can just wear the thing out. I was told that this condition should be treated in the first 6 months for best results. Good Luck!!!!


Wisereader    Posted 02-28-2005 at 17:07:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a tear right now, actually it tore 1 1/2 years ago and I have been dumb enough to suffer through so far.

I am totally unaware that that ligament, or any other, is effected by a diabetic condition. I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on the Internet, but I have never heard of such a thing and I know quite a few diabetics.

Sounds like your mother has a case.


deadcarp    Posted 02-28-2005 at 16:51:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
don't they use an mri to confirm them & arthroscopy to fix them? $30,000 and don't worry, they don't come from sleeping crooked, something happened. :)


Coneflower    Posted 02-28-2005 at 16:10:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
So is her employer a Medical specialist?? How can they say it is not job related if the job requires any lifting ot reaching? Why is it that employers are so quick to plead not guilty, but expect you to do what they want?


bob    Posted 02-28-2005 at 16:52:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
might be just the time to habve family dr give an opinion as companys have own drs.


KatG    Posted 02-28-2005 at 16:07:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Talk to the her doctor and get him to give his thoughts about the cause and write it in a statement to present the employer...I had the same thing happen to me when I developed carpal tunnel...my employer tried to say it was arthritis...But my doctor stated different..The employer had to pay for the surgery and unemploment benefits...KatG


Archie    Posted 02-28-2005 at 16:05:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi Bettina. Don't know about the diebetic thing. A fellow i know had one of them torn and had the surgery he is doing real well now. Said it dosen't bother at all. Those employers are always looking for a way out. Hope your mother has good luck getting it fixed. Archie


Juanmure    Posted 02-28-2005 at 20:01:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Got mine from slipping on wet grass, had to have 5 surgeries all together from different things. also 5 shoulder dislocations. not fun, but all fine now. have complete movement in shoulder and doin well. I would advise anyone to have the surgery and get over the discomfort.


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