Boston Herniated Disc Injuries Attorney
Herniated Discs ● Spinal Fusion Surgery ● Complications
When enough weight or pressure is absorbed by the spine, a disc can rupture. When a disc ruptures, it protrudes outside its normal boundary underneath a vertebra. As a result, it can begin to bulge and pinch nerves that run along the spinal column. Over time, the pinched nerves caused by the herniated disc can cause other problems, as well as chronic pain. Depending on the severity of a herniated disc, flare ups can result in lost wages, chronic back problems, even the need for spinal fusion surgery. At the personal injury law office of Nicole D Sullivan , our lawyers work with medical experts in determining the scope and nature of a herniated disc, your prognosis, and whether surgery is needed. If your employer's worker's compensation provider tries to downplay your injury or clears you for return to work before you're ready, we're prepared to go to court to defend both your rights and interests.
If an on-the-job injury or accident has left you with a herniated disc, contact Boston personal injury attorneys at the law office of Nicole D Sullivan today to schedule a free consultation to learn how we can help you.
Accidents, Repetitive Stress Syndrome, and Herniated Discs
The law office of Nicole D Sullivan represents workers and injury victims suffering from a herniated disc due to the following:
- Construction accidents
- Injuries from falling
- Repetitive stress syndrome
- Lifting heaving objects
- Car accident
- Rear-end collisions
- Truck accident
- Motorcycle accident
- Bicycle accident
- Pedestrian knockdown
Herniated Discs and Spinal Fusion Surgery
If a herniated disc cannot be healed through physical therapy or rest, spinal fusion surgery may be necessary. Essentially, spinal fusion surgery involves fusing two bones together to prevent movement between them, creating a stable environment to contain a bulging disc. However, in order to fuse two bones together, a surgeon must use a bone graft to connect the vertebrae above and below the herniated disc. Screws and plates are typically used to secure the vertebrae in place until they heal. Costs associated with spinal fusion surgery can be substantial, making it absolutely necessary to recover costs associated with the procedure in any related settlement or award arising from a personal injury or workers' compensation claim.
Contact Boston Herniated Disc Attorneys at Nicole D Sullivan
The cost of a herniated disc is significant when lost wages, hospitalization, surgery, and other factors are considered. In order to ensure you receive the compensation you need and deserve, contact personal injury attorneys at Nicole D Sullivan today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.