A client recently called my office complaining that following her left knee surgery she began to experience pain and symptoms in her right knee. Her doctor informed her that this was due to overuse and favoring the right knee because she was unable to properly walk on the left side. This is a common scenario and is referred to as a consequential injury. That is, the new injury is a direct result or consequence of the original injury to do overuse or favoring syndrome.
Consequential injuries do not necessarily have to involve a knee or foot. Any body part that is injured has the potential of altering ones body mechanics creating a new symptomology in a different area. In order to successfully bring a claim for a consequential injury, a medical opinion from your physician indicating that there is indeed a causal connection is necessary.
Albany injury attorney, Paul Giannetti has represented hundreds of injury victims in personal injury, workers compensation and social security disability matters throughout upstate New York. His firm handles all types of accident and injury cases and represents only injury victims.