What is the name of your state? Indiana Hello, I had surgery on my elbow and now have TMJ from being tubed during surgery. I have never had problems with my jaw in the past. I woke up with this problem in the recovery room. The surgeon was informed and stated its fine give it a few months to get better. My jaw continued to "pop" 3-4 times a week with out pain, but 3 week ago it popped and had severe pain, now I have ear pain jaw pain, eye pain, and bad headaches. I can't always open my mouth, it locks. I called my surgeon, he stated it couldn't be from the surgery, see an oral surgeon. I saw an oral surgeon who specializes in TMJ, he said it was from the surgery, he can treat it but it will never go away. To make matters worse, my insurance won't cover TMJ, so we have to pay for treatment out of our pockets, so far 1500.00. Do I have any legal recourse, or is this something I'll just have to live with for the rest of my life? Thank you for your time.