Earlier this week the American Physical Therapy Association added “BlackBerry Thumb” to its list of officially recognized medical ailments.
Most BlackBerry users know that if you type on your BlackBerry for too long your thumbs start to hurt. If you type on your BlackBerry until your thumbs hurt day in and day out, you get BlackBerry Thumb.
Now that Blackberry Thumb is an officially recognized medical problem do you think that claims for work related repetitive stress injuries will go up? Do you think that we will see Worker’s Compensation claims due to the use of the BlackBerry? Well, with the sue, sue, sue mentality here in the United States, if we haven’t already seen a claim, I am sure that we will soon.