Neck Injury Resulting in Disc Bulges and Herniations
By: Russell Ragland
A serious injury to the neck can leave an individual with life-altering disabilities that may prevent him or her from ever returning to work or participating in the hobbies and activities he or she once enjoyed. A neck injury can occur as a result of a motor vehicle accident, a slip/trip and fall, or trauma to the neck or head. This type of injury to the neck can cause the discs of the cervical spine to bulge or herniate, which often will produce neck pain or numbness in the arms, hands, or fingers. The dedicated legal team of Hach & Rose, LLP, can help neck injury victims in New York fight for the full, generous compensation they deserve from the person or party at fault for their pain and suffering.
Neck Injury Treatment Options
Neck injury treatment depends on the severity of the bulges or herniations, and whether this injury involves the nerves which run through the spinal column. The following are common treatments for spinal cord injuries:
- Medications, especially for pain management
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy and vocational counseling
Hach & Rose, LLP, represented a 43-year-old woman who was seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident on the New England Thruway when her vehicle was struck by a reckless driver.
As a result of this accident, she suffered bulges and herniations to her cervical spine (neck), which caused pain, headaches, and numbness to her arms and fingers.
Our client was not able to continue working as a salesperson in a clothing store, and could no longer enjoy activities such as bike riding and visiting the gym.
After six months of treatment with physical therapy were not successful, she underwent spinal surgery consisting of a fusion of her spine at two levels.
Hach & Rose, LLP, was able to negotiate a pre-trial settlement for this client, securing $905,000.00 as compensation for her past and future pain and suffering resulting from this neck injury.
If you or someone you love has suffered a neck injury because of the negligence of another person or entity, contact the experienced attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP, today by calling at 866-LAWS-USA or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.