“Typing causes carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms.” That’s what a DEFENSE expert recently testified to under cross examination by Dixon Law Office founder, G. Grant Dixon III. The Dixon Law Office client has carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands because of long hours of typing. The defense contends that the typing has nothing to do with her problems but the expert agreed symptoms can be caused by typing.
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerves running on the bottom side of the wrist get squished inside a tendon called the carpal tunnel. The result is pain that usually requires surgery to relieve it. Unfortunately, some patients never recover, even after surgery.
There are many known causes of carpal tunnel. Women get carpal tunnel syndrome much more often than men so sex is a primary factor in determining risk. Any occupation that requires frequent use of your wrists or hands can increase your risk of carpal tunnel syndrome. For example, assembly line workers and air hammer operators often get carpal tunnel syndrome.
Whatever the cause, if you get carpal tunnel syndrome, you need medical attention. Sometimes symptoms will resolve on their own when the activity stops. Other times, medications may stop it. In many cases, surgery is needed. Most insurance companies dispute carpal tunnel claims. If you have carpal tunnel syndrome, you need a lawyer with the experience in these claims to force the insurance company to pay you the compensation you deserve. Call Dixon Law Office at 888-354-9880 and let them do their best work for you.