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Posted by Robert S on 3/22/01 at 21:33 (042245)

Has any one sucessfully litigated a case based on a claim that an automobile accident caused the development of plantar fasciitis? Are the symptoms of pain immediate, gradual, or both? Anyone?

Re: litigation

brian cped on 3/22/01 at 22:15 (042250)

You mean sucessful based on winning a case? I would imagine an accident that occured with your foot 1/2 on the brake pedal during impact could do it. with your mass and leg moving forward and the foot resting on the brake could cause a hyper extension/dorsiflexion moment that could strain the fascia.

I would imagine it could show up soon or within a short while if it was truly injured in the accident. Devils advocate could ask if pf symptoms started a while after it could be from compensating gait from say a knee or hip injury from the same accident. This is an interesting concept, I am sure some of the Doc on here could shed some light on it.

p.s. know any good Lawyer jokes?????

Re: litigation

Scott R on 3/23/01 at 07:17 (042265)

Symptoms could take up to two days to show up, but a major case would probably show up right away. The brake pad suggestion is a a good one (or even clutch), but in a serious accident that deforms the car, even or especially with seat belt protection, the left foot resting on the floor is often the first victim, I think. Or it could be I think that just because I've seen so many test crashes that isolate it to the front left of the car. But then again, maybe most crashes are this way.

Re: litigation

brian cped on 3/22/01 at 22:15 (042250)

You mean sucessful based on winning a case? I would imagine an accident that occured with your foot 1/2 on the brake pedal during impact could do it. with your mass and leg moving forward and the foot resting on the brake could cause a hyper extension/dorsiflexion moment that could strain the fascia.

I would imagine it could show up soon or within a short while if it was truly injured in the accident. Devils advocate could ask if pf symptoms started a while after it could be from compensating gait from say a knee or hip injury from the same accident. This is an interesting concept, I am sure some of the Doc on here could shed some light on it.

p.s. know any good Lawyer jokes?????

Re: litigation

Scott R on 3/23/01 at 07:17 (042265)

Symptoms could take up to two days to show up, but a major case would probably show up right away. The brake pad suggestion is a a good one (or even clutch), but in a serious accident that deforms the car, even or especially with seat belt protection, the left foot resting on the floor is often the first victim, I think. Or it could be I think that just because I've seen so many test crashes that isolate it to the front left of the car. But then again, maybe most crashes are this way.