Achilles Tendon Rupture or Tear Injury

How Much is an Achilles Tendon Rupture or Achilles Tendon Tear Worth?

Achilles tendon rupture or tear is worth a lot of money in New York because it is a serious injury.

The highest jury verdict in New York for Achilles tendon rupture we are aware of was $5,000,000. However, in order to avoid a reduction of the verdict amount after an appeal, cases are almost always settled after the trial for less than the verdict. Personal injury lawyers love to publish their verdicts but never disclose the actual settlement.

We obtained a $300,000 settlement (the entire insurance policy) in the 1990’s for a client in New York who fell on a stairway and tore his Achilles tendon requiring arthroscopic surgery.

We also obtained a $465,000 settlement in New York for a client who tore his Achilles tendon requiring arthroscopic surgery after he fell.

The amount of what an Achilles tendon rupture or tear is worth in New York is most likely from $300,000 to $1,000,000. Of course, some cases with an Achilles tendon rupture or tear may be worth less than or more than that. It should be remembered that the amount of negligence and seriousness of the Achilles tendon rupture or tear is different with every case.

This article, by a Florida personal injury law firm, “What is the Average Case Value of an Achilles’ Tendon Injury Case?“, calculated the sample average case value of an Achilles tendon injury as $104,478.67. But after removing cases that were lost and rare cases that were unusually high, the law firm concluded that the adjusted average case value of an Achilles tendon injury is $51,401.55.

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What Is the Achilles Tendon?

The Achilles tendon is the strongest and thickest tendon in the body.  A tendon is a tough fibrous connective tissue that attaches muscle to bone and acts to move the bone or structure.

How Is the Achilles Tendon Ruptured?

The Achilles tendon is most commonly injured by sudden flexion of the ankle with resistance or by forced flexion of the ankle outside the ankle’s normal range of motion.

Most Achilles tendon ruptures are caused by trauma such as in an accident.

How Is the Achilles Tendon Repaired?

An Achilles tendon tear or rupture usually is surgically repaired either with open surgery or percutaneous surgery. An open surgery consists of an incision made in the back of the leg to stitch the Achilles tendon together.

With a serious tear or complete rupture, part of the tendon of the plantaris muscle or another vestigial muscle is taken to wrap around the Achilles tendon to increase the strength of the repaired tendon.

In percutaneous surgery, several small incisions are made instead of a large incision which allows the surgeon to insert instruments to view and repair the injury.  The tendon repair is made by stitching the tear back together through the small incisions.

How Achilles Tendon Rupture or Tear is Diagnosed

Diagnosis of an Achilles tendon tear or rupture is usually clinically diagnosed in a doctor’s office and confirmed by MRI.

An Achilles tendon tear will also be confirmed visually and photographed intraoperatively during arthroscopic surgery.

These photos show the view of our client’s injury which the surgeon saw during the surgery to repair the Achilles tendon tear. Our client had a good recovery.
Achilles tendon rupture tear seen during surgery

achilles tendon tear seen during surgery-another view

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