Injury Attorney Richard DehnckeLegal practice emphasizes traumatic brain injury, spinal injuries, RSD, and wrongful death.

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Richard J. Dehncke

Richard J. Dehncke
Attorney at Law

Richard Dehncke has the distinct honor of being recognized as one of Colorado’s Super Lawyers. Injury Attorney Richard Dehncke has proudly represented seriously injured persons and their families confidently, competently, and compassionately for 30 years. His legal practice emphasizes traumatic brain injury, spinal injuries, RSD, and wrongful death. A graduate of the University of Michigan and University of Denver College of Law, Mr. Dehncke has attended the prestigious Harvard Law School Center for Legal Negotiation. He is an instructor with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Memberships include the Brain Injury Association of Colorado, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, and Colorado Bar Association. He has been awarded the highest national AV rating for legal ability and ethical standards.


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  Temporal Mandibular Joint Syndrome or (TMJ)

If you have been involved in an accident, you may have sustained multiple injuries. While some injuries are immediate and require emergency medical attention, others may take weeks and even months to become apparent. Sudden jarring forces can be responsible for a myriad of injuries including injuries to the face and jaw. Temporal Mandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ) affects approximately 5 to 12% of the population and 15% of these victims will develop a chronic form of TMJ (

TMJ syndrome is a collection of medical problems that affects the jaw joint. The Temporal Mandibular Joint is the joint connecting the lower jaw to the skull and any injury to that area can result in a lifetime of pain and suffering.

Injuries to the Temporal Mandibular Joint result in difficulty chewing, popping sounds during eating, locked jaw and pain. Pain to this joint can radiate down the neck and shoulders making other activities of daily living seem unbearable. A victim suffering from TMJ may even feel pain every time they eat, talk or yawn. In many cases, TMJ syndrome can cause not only jaw pain but ear pain and ringing in the ears (tinnitus) as well. Someone with acute TMJ may hear clicking or popping noises when they open their jaw and in some cases, the jaw may even lock shut or dislocate all together.

Treatment for Temporal Mandibular Joint Syndrome is varied, but in most cases a dentist or oral surgeon is consulted for treatment. A special mouth splint may need to be worn for a period of time to keep the teeth and jaw in proper alignment. Some victims may even need physical therapy to correct this misalignment and in severe cases surgery may be required.

If you have been injured and are experiencing symptoms of Temporal Mandibular Joint Syndrome, contact an experienced personal injury attorney today to find out if you have reason to file a claim. If your injuries were the result of another party's negligence, you may be entitled to receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.

You don't have to live in pain. Symptoms of TMJ can worsen over time causing a lifetime of chronic pain and suffering. By seeking medical attention quickly you can alleviate your pain and increase your quality of life. A qualified personal injury attorney will work together with your dentist or oral surgeon to ensure that your medical needs are met and that you receive fair and accurate compensation for all of your injuries.

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The Colorado Personal Injury Law Offices of Richard J. Dehncke serves all of Colorado including the residents of cities such as Denver, Aurora, Brighton, Parker, Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Westminster, Northglenn, Commerce City, Boulder, Ft. Collins, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Thornton, Arvada, Lakewood, Englewood and Centennial, as well as Arapahoe County, Douglas County, Jefferson County, Denver County, Larimer County, Weld County, and Colorado's Western Slope.
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