Spinal cord injuries are one of the most traumatic injuries that a human being can suffer. These injuries can result from any traumatic incident, but most commonly in the form of car and motorcycle accidents or serious slip and fall accidents. Because the spinal cord is the pathway by which the brain communicates with the rest of the body, injuries to the nerves in the spinal cord can be especially catastrophic and can impact the entire body.
In addition, because these types of injuries can have such a drastic impact on all functions of the body, the associated medical costs for surgery, other treatments, therapy, and rehabilitation can be extremely high. For this reason, these injuries are usually life-changing for the victim, as well as the family members charged with the care of the victim. Where this situation has been forced upon a victim through the negligence of another, it is important that the victim have the help of skillful attorneys who are experienced with these types of cases and who will act with compassion and consideration to the plight of the victim and the victim's family.
Serious Spinal Cord Injuries
At Easton & Easton, LLP, our attorneys have years of experience in handling these types of cases and can help you or a family member find the crucial medical aid that is needed in order to address a serious spinal cord injury and also prove the damages of such an injury at trial or for the purposes of settlement.
At Easton & Easton, LLP, our years of experience allow us to seamlessly assess and coordinate medical care to make certain the full extent of our clients' injuries are identified, treated, and provable. So, if you need assistance finding an experienced doctor who will treat your symptoms aggressively, we can help.
We understand the tricks, stratagems, and defenses the insurance companies and their attorneys use to defeat or minimize a claim, and at Easton & Easton, LLP we utilize our experience, skill, and dedication to make certain our clients do not fall victim to the insurance companies' tricks and stratagems.
Please call our lawyers at 800-461-8259 for a free initial consultation. If we do not take your case, there is no charge.
Cervical Fusion Caused By Rear-End Auto Accident
In 2015, Easton & Easton acquired $1,250,000 for a client who had been t-boned and suffered a 2 centimeter (20mm) disc herniation at C5-6, requiring a Cervical Fusion. After the first 3 months of positive recovery post-Fusion, our client began smoking again (as she had strictly been told not to do by her physician) and soon thereafter began to experience pain and radicular complaints. She was diagnosed with Pseudoarthrosis and loosening of the prior Fusion hardware and was advised to undergo a revision of the Cervical Fusion.
At the time of attending a mediation shortly before trial, our client had incurred $48,965.03 in medical bills related to the accident, but still had not undergone the repeat Fusion Surgery. Not surprisingly, the Defendants argued that our client was responsible for the need for the revision surgery because she had resumed smoking, which potentially caused the Fusion to fail. Nonetheless, we were able to convince them that a jury would disagree and we negotiated a mediated settlement of $1,250,000 for our client.