In Brick Township, New Jersey, an engineer was traveling eastbound on Route 88 as a passenger, when his vehicle was struck by another driver. The driver was attempting to make a left-turn from Midstreams Place onto Route 88. After Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C. partner Marc C. Saperstein proved that the driver who hit our client’s vehicle had been driving inattentively, carelessly, and negligently, our client accepted an offer of a $580,000 settlement.
The injuries suffered were to the cervical spine, lumbar spine, and right shoulder. He developed several disc bulges, specifically at the C4-C5, C5-C6, L4-L5, and L5-S1 levels. To treat his cervical spines, he underwent several facet joint injections and facet medial branch radiofrequency ablation under fluoroscopy. His lumbar spine also required a series of facet injections, as well as epidural steroid injections and medial branch radiofrequency ablation. He also underwent a laminectomy and posterior spinal fusion with interbody fusion at L5-S1. His right shoulder required an arthroscopy with SLAP repair, debridement, acromioplasty, and a partial claviculectomy. The client moreover reported suffering from headaches, insomnia, frustration, and depression.
Following treatment, the client still was unable to return to his pre-accident routine and the recreational activities he once enjoyed, such as jet-skiing, boating, and dirt-biking. He cannot sit, stand, or drive for long periods of time, nor can he exercise without exacerbating the severe pain in his back and neck.
Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C. partner Marc C. Saperstein ensured that our client’s injuries and suffering were properly compensated for, in the form of a $580,000 settlement.
Settlements are often limited by the total available insurance coverage. Insurance company adjusters and their lawyers often defend cases by claiming that a client was negligent and could have avoided being injured by arguing comparative negligence on the part of an injured client; or that their pain and suffering was caused by pre-existing medical conditions or prior injuries. Despite those defenses, the Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, PC lawyers won their client’s injury claim. Each client’s case is unique. Results may differ because of different facts, circumstances and available insurance coverage.
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Cervical Spine: The first seven vertebrae in the spine.
Lumbar Spine: The lower back, containing five vertebrae.
Disc Bulge: An extension of disc tissue past the edge of the vertebrae.
Facet Joint Injection: An injection of a small mixture of anesthetic and an anti-inflammatory medicine into a joint.
Radiofrequency Ablation: A procedure that uses electrical currents produced by radio waves to stop the medial branch nerve from transmitting pain signals from the facet joint to the brain.
Epidural Injection: An injection into the epidural space by the spinal cord, intended to reduce nerve inflammation.
Laminectomy: The surgical procedure that removes the lamina (the back of the vertebra that covers the spinal canal); also known as decompression surgery.
Arthroscopy: A surgical procedure that allows the surgeon to complete a procedure by inserting a small camera through a small incision.
SLAP Repair: A surgical procedure performed using sutures to reattach the damaged labrum to the bone of the shoulder socket.
Debridement: A procedure to remove dead tissue from an injury or wound.
Acromioplasty: A surgical procedure involving shaving away part of the shoulder bone, called the acromion.
Claviculectomy: A surgical procedure involving removing part of the clavicle in order to alleviate discomfort.