Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disc Displacement

TMJ disc displacement involves the displacement of the articular disc. Symptoms include: localized joint pain and popping on jaw movement. A TMJ disc displacement may result in restricted jaw opening (locked jaw), pain in the ear, and pain around the temporomandibular joint which could also include debilitating headaches.

Potential Settlement Value

In 1995, the Court in Koukounakis v Stainrod, 1995 CanLII 621 (ON CA) awarded the injured person $180,000 for injuries that included TMJ disc displacement.

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*Disclaimer: These illustrations should not be relied on as medically accurate. Always consult your healthcare
practitioner to better understand your injuries. In determining the potential settlement value of pain and
suffering awards, many factors need to be considered. The awards given as examples are specific to a particular
set of facts. Always consult your legal representative for a more accurate assessment of your specific case.